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United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa)

Mining & Development in Central Africa - Much Still to Be Done

The changing dynamics of the extractive industries, namely falling commodity prices, is presurring Central African countries to seriously consider moving away from a situation where they are just "simple suppliers of crude coltan" to becoming "producers of coltan-based smartphone component parts." These changing dynamics offer a challenge and opportunity for the implementation of the African Mining Vision (AMV) in Central Africa, says Mr. Antonio Pedro, director of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)'s Sub-Regional Office for Central Africa. Read more. More about the ECA in this BRIEFING



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Changing dynamics such falling commodity prices and technological innovation present a challenge and opportunity for the implementation of the 2009 African Mining Vision (AMV) for Central African countries.

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