Africa is rich in natural resources ranging from arable land, water, oil, natural gas, minerals, forests and wildlife. The continent holds a huge proportion of the world’s natural resources, both renewables and non-renewables.

Africa is home to some 30 per cent of the world’s mineral reserves, 8 per cent of the world’s natural gas, 12 per cent of the world’s oil reserves; the continent has 40 per cent of the world’s gold and up to 90 per cent of its chromium and platinum. The largest reserves of cobalt, diamonds, platinum and uranium in the world are in Africa. Africa holds 65 per cent of the world’s arable land, 10 per cent of internal renewable fresh water source.

Latest Insights From Africa

Women leading wetlands conservation in Uganda

March 6th, 2020

In light of International Women’s Day, let’s praise the role of Ugandan women in safeguarding marshes, one of the most  ...

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Ghana to Kick-start Year of Ambition at Africa Climate Summit

January 15th, 2020

UN Climate Change, 15 January 2019 – The provisional program for  ... Read More

Events

Regional Conference Understanding Risk (UR) West and Central Africa – “Human Capital and Innovation for a Resilient Society”

December 9th, 2019

Save the date for the Regional Conference Understanding Risk (UR) West and Central Africa – “Human Capital and Innovation for a Resilient Society” from 20 to 22 November 2019 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast).The conference will alternate technical workshops, plenary sessions, feedback and exchange between participants on the crucial challenge of understanding the risks of natural disasters in West and Central Africa. Exhibitions and cultural events will also allow participants to view resilience  ...

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RUFORUM 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

December 2nd, 2019

The 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) will be held at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana from 2-6 December,  ... Read More

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