Today we were talking about the effect on the
This then led us onto a discussion about the importance of oil revenue to
The thing that I learned from Charles today was:
Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa, declared himself to be Emperor Bokassa I of theAfter watching the costs of the Scottish parliament building soar I would watch out for golden thrones if I lived north of the border.
, the solid gold coronation throne used up a huge amount of the country’s limited wealth and when asked about his economic plans he said “"We ask the French for money. We get it, and then we waste it”. Central African Empire (now the Central African Republic) in 1977