2019 Top 10 African Countries With The Largest Mining Companies

Gold is one of Africa’s topmost abundant natural resource available in several African countries. Diamonds is another mineral resource that is mostly abundant in Africa compared to other parts of the world. Other useful minerals available in Africa include Bauxite, Cobalt, Phosphate rocks, Platinum and Zirconium. Although the mining industry is very wealthy and majority of the natural resources come from Africa, many of the listed African countries remain very poor. Majority of the wealth generated from mining activities are exported into development projects in developed countries. 99% of the largest mining companies in Africa are foreign from USA, China, Sweden and other countries.

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Top 10 African Countries RICH In Mining Activities Yet High In Poverty:

  1. Botswana
  2. South Africa
  3. Zambia
  4. Mali
  5. Namibia
  6. Zimbabwe
  7. Tanzania
  8. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
  9. Ghana
  10. Ethiopia

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