2013-07-29 21:18:43

New plan to industrialize African nations could come with costs to workers, the environment

A new United Nations report is calling for massive industrialization of the African continent. The report urges the governments of African nations to grow their economies by stemming the flow of raw goods and natural resources out of their countries. It contends that industrialization could generate wealth for local communities, rather than multinational companies, and it argues for new free trade deals.  But such development could come with a high price for workers and the environment. FSRN's Ngala Killian Chimtom reports from Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon.


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