NGOs and Oil: statistics and other lies.

Author:Ndebele, B.J.
Position:THIS MONTH'S PRIZE LETTER - Letter to the editor
 
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Further to the book review in the February issue of African Business, (Fractious Energy Development--the review of Empires of Oil, the latest book from Dr Duncan Clarke). I submit a short comment from pedants worldwide!

The comment was made that if NGOs and Oil were searched for on Google, the result would be over 1.3m hits. So I tried. I got half a million. So then I checked Oil and got 385m hits! NGO returned 21m. But perhaps the most salient was a...

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