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The Map That Could Save Africa A Trillion Dollars

In the 19th century, foreign explorers came to Africa in search of ivory, rubber and slaves. Today, they come for Africa’s minerals — its copper, zinc and tungsten. The developed world needs them for its skyscrapers, cell phones and much in between.  The exchange is sometimes unfair. Often, African governments don’t know the value of the natural […]

  Africa’s oil, gas, and minerals offer a once-in-a-millennium opportunity to lift millions of people out of poverty. While these sectors have often been associated with increased corruption, poverty, and conflict, for example, the revenue from Africa’s natural resource wealth could be used to fund health, education, and other critical investments instead. In 2010, Africa’s […]

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