Dr Ricardo Soares de Oliveira on transparency reforms in Angola
Posted: 30 Jul 2012
Ricardo Soares de Oliveira has written a guest column in the Financial Times (18 July, 2012) on how transparency reforms yield little change in Angola.
'It is not just the IMF that has gone soft. Many western states supposedly worried about China’s dealings were among the first to backtrack on reform. And despite Angola’s poor ranking in corruption and ease of doing business surveys, the investors flocking there are mostly content with seeking out partnerships with strongmen of the apparently stable regime. The matter of transparency remains contentious.'
The full article can be read here.
Dr Ricardo Soares de Oliveira is University Lecturer in African Politics, St Peter's College