btw, i also have a (really small) direct investment in (southern) mali, the canadian gold exploration company legend gold. well, after the civil war started and the probability to bring at least one of the 3 assets into a producing gold mine has fallen significantly, my investment is 86% down, i.e. almost completely lost. lost are not only investors' money spent in mali but also the most local jobs created there as the work is basically on hold and the plans are postponed to the time after the war. who knows whether my company survives or which mining rights / laws / corruption will be implemented then?
few interesting links:
- france, mali, algeria
- 9 questions ~ do you agree?
- great analysis for western interventions in africa ~ by Jean-Paul Pougala, Cameroonian writer
- back to 1324, king Mansa Musa l ~ richest person on earth ~ the link contains also the next 25 richest folks on earth, all time perspective, of course
- WWlll ~ Military States against the Resource States ~ ... with IMF loans replacing direct occupation ... All of the G20 countries have favoured corporations over people to the extent that surviving in a collapsed economy is difficult to impossible without rewriting many property ownership and usage laws ... The corporations control the money and therefore the military and the NATO countries ... What is the power of the people over the corporations? On the NATO side, very little to none ... How can we create real governance by the people out of this conflict? ...
- mali @ wikipedia
- ron paul on mali
- crisis all over the world? lets learn from a good survival video (btw, i didn't buy these promoted 5 books yet, maybe because of that over-aggressive sales strategy, but i liked the content and i'm still completely shocked ... let's speak about that to the best of all wives tomorrow)