Mining and Oil

Africa is immensely wealthy in natural resources. It has some of the planet's largest oil and natural gas reserves -- with new fields opening around the continent. In addition, there are minerals of all kinds, such as gold, uranium, copper, diamonds, aluminum, bauxite, coltan and more. It is also home to rich forests and fish resources, as well as vast tracts of arable land. Many of Africa's economies have been built on the export of raw commodities, and this trend will continue. There are -- and will be well into the future -- significant opportunities for foreign businesses and investors in these areas.