Can inclusive business become the new business as usual in Africa | Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA)

26 06 2013

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Can Inclusive Business become the new business as usual in Africa so that the continent sees real sustainable growth

Javier Ayala‘s insight:

It is no secret that Africa is rich in natural resources. According to a report published by the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) in 2009, Africa’s percentage of world production of the following minerals was: cobalt (57%), diamonds (53%), manganese (39%), phosphate (31%), gold (21%), bauxite (9%), nickel (7.5%) and copper (5%). Africa is also home to much (currently) unproductive fertile ground and the world’s second biggest rainforest in the Congo basin. The same report indicates that in 2007, Africa produced 12.5 percent of the world’s oil and 6.5 percent of the world’s gas. However, since then, a multitude of countries on the continent have discovered new oil and gas reserves, including Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique and Uganda…

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