The Use of Oil Revenue in Angola and Its Impact on Human Rights
January 13, 2004

More than four billion dollars in state oil revenue disappeared from Angolan government coffers from 1997-2002, roughly equal to the entire sum the government spent on all social programs in the same period. Meanwhile, although the 27-year civil war ended in 2002, an estimated 900,000 Angolans are still internally displaced. Millions more have virtually no access to hospitals or schools. According to United Nations estimates, almost half of Angola’s 7.4 million children suffer from malnutrition. This 93-page report details how much money was generated by oil, how much disappeared from public coffers, and how this shortfall undermined Angolans’ civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.

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ISBN: A1601