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Out of Africa: The minerals that make the world go round

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HOW AFRICA'S RESOURCES FUEL THE WORLD

From laptops to cell phones, cars to airplanes, all kinds of everyday products are made using minerals that come from Africa. It's no exaggeration to say that the world depends on Africa's natural resources.

Those resources are crucial exports for many African countries, and while resource wealth doesn't always benefit ordinary people, there is no doubt that the global commodities boom is helping to power the economies of Africa's resource-rich nations.

 

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Just a few of the countless products that use Africa's natural resources, and how those raw materials fuel African economies.

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Introduction to Land Matrix

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"Get involved : Collecting information about land deals is a long and difficult process. The information is hard to find and even harder to confirm through independent sources. Do you have information about land deals in your country? Can you confirm or update information we already have? Do you have ideas for new visualizations, or want to make your own?http://www.landmatrix.org/
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