The economic history of Central Africa as a whole
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- Central African Common Market
- BBC World Service, Friday 6 February 1998. Cameroon,
Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Gabon,
and Equatorial Guinea are set to launch the Economic and
Monetary Community of Central Africa. Leaders agreed to
the final shape of the Community at a summit meeting in
the Gabonese capital, Libreville.
- More Economic Progress Earmarked For CEMAC
- L.P.N., Cameroon Tribune (Yaoundé), 25
July 2003. The future promises to be bright for the
Central African Economic and Monetary Community following
the conclusions of the Board of Governors of the Bank of
Central African States, BEAC that met recently in the
Chadian capital city of N'djamena.
- Africa's Dangerous Treasure
- By Korinna Horta and Delphine Djiraibe, The
Washington Post, Wednesday 10 March 2004. Recently
Chad, one of the poorest nations in Africa, received its
first income from the massive Chad-Cameroon oil and
pipeline project, the continent's largest current
investment. Unfortunately, oil production in Africa has
often brought greater poverty, destruction of the
environment and violent conflict.
- The World Bank's Great Gamble in
- By Leif Brottem, Foreign Policy in Focus, 6
July 2004. The first tanker loaded with Chadian crude oil
embarked from the Cameroonian port of Kribi on October
5th, 2003. Through its financial backing of the project,
the World Bank is putting to the test a new approach to an
old African problem: the marriage of oil, embezzlement,
and political corruption.