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Title:The scramble for mineral resources in Cameroon: how can the government learn from previous conflicts and social responsibility failures?
Author:Nting, Rexon T.ISNI
Periodical:African Security Review
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:mineral exploration
social conflicts
investment policy
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10246029.2009.9627533
Abstract:All across Africa there are conflicts of different levels of intensity that are linked to mineral resource capture and post-investment failures regarding social responsibility. Owing to an increase in commodity prices, the Republic of Cameroon has recently experienced an influx of transnational companies wishing to exploit its mineral deposits. This article argues that as a result of high levels of government corruption, conflicts linked to social responsibility failures are bound to occur unless appropriate measures are taken. It suggests that the best way to avoid conflict is to institute a system of checks and balances and engage the local community in the management of revenues generated by mineral exploitation. Notes, ref., sum. (p. VII-VIII). [Journal abstract]