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

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.

Click on the categories to the left, or use the arrows on the side to see just a few of the countless products that use Africa’s natural resources, and how those raw materials fuel African economies.

Full article on CNN.






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