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Vol 55 No 21

Published 24th October 2014


Bad time for an oil boom

Governance issues would be complicated enough if it weren’t also for the arrival of new guests at the feast

Like its neighbours Tanzania and Uganda, Kenya has found that hydrocarbon discoveries require complicated legal and institutional reforms to manage the resource and deal with investors. The incentives for political malpractice are already high at the centre but now, thanks to the 2010 constitution, decision-makers at the regional level want to get involved as well.

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