Wednesday, January 22, 2014

All's well in Dan's Republic

At least for Dan.

Dan Gertler has been keeping a low profile of late. The man who "really understands Negroes" has become something of a target of the do-gooder crowd who imagine that all that is required for Africa's development is more NGOs, more capacity building, more transparency, and more meddling by western democracy activists.

Mind you, the optics of this deal are going to do nothing but inflame Gertler's critics. Back in 2006 one of Dan's companies bought an oil concession offshore the DRC for half a million dollars. He recently sold it back to the government for the tidy sum of $150,000,000.

That's nice work if you can get it!

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