When Will Africa Benefit From Its Own Mineral Wealth?

The logic behind beneficiation is that raw minerals don't, on their own, have high value added. Exporting them unprocessed means that they don't contribute that much to the economy. The idea of beneficiation is to capture more value from minerals by processing them locally before exporting them, writes Karolien De Bruyne, Ku Leuven and Wouter Bam in The Conversation.

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