Africa is well endowed with mineral resources and has a long history of mining, but has so far not reaped the developmental benefits from these resources. This is largely due to the weak integration of Africa’s mining sector into national economic and social activities. If well managed, Africa’s mineral endowments can lift the continent out of poverty and catapult it to growth, development and prosperity for all – this is the ultimate purpose of the African Mining Vision, adopted by the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government.

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