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It may have been slightly contrived, full of puns and spurious associations but our world cup blog tournament was a great success (and for those of us whose tournament ended before it began, a welcome relief). We posted 15 blogs from 14 countries over the two weeks – from Algeria to Honduras. The winning piece, with the most likes, was David Garcia and Jana Morgan from PWYP USA with their article on how the USA could yet regain their status as transparency champions! A huge thank you to every-one who participated!
Celeste Hicks is a freelance journalist and former BBC correspondent in Chad writing a book about the oil industry in Africa and how to break the resource curse. Published by Zed Books, it should go to press later in the year. Here she writes about her visit to Ghana.
We left off Djilali Hadjadj’s analysis on Algeria by taking a look at the country’s civil society movements. Here he gives us a quick overview of some of them and explores how Algeria can try to improve its oil governance.
Kalgoorlie, the mine you can see from space. But where’s the money?
For today's workd cup entry we have a cross-post from Open Oil, by Amrit Naresh