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close this bookMining in Africa Today - Strategies and Prospects (UNU, 1987, 91 pages)
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Open this folder and view contents1. Deficit in the north, specialization in the south
View the document2. Africa in world mining geography
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Open this folder and view contents4. Control of the world mineral industry
View the document5. The technology of mining and metallurgy
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View the document7. Control of African mineral fields
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View the document10. The myth of relocation
View the document11. Conclusion



General Editor: Samir Amin

The United Nations University's Project on Transnationalization or Nation-Building in Africa (1982-1986) was undertaken by a network of African scholars under the co-ordination of Samir Amin. The purpose of the Project was to study the possibilities of and constraints on national autocentric development of African countries in the context of the world-system into which they have been integrated. Since the 1970s the world-system has been in a crisis of a severity and complexity unprecedented since the end of the Second World War; the Project examines the impact of this contemporary crisis on the political, economic and cultural situation of Africa today. Focusing on the complex relationship between transnationalization (namely, the dynamics of the world-system) and nation-building, which is seen as a precondition for national development, the Project explores a wide range of problems besetting Africa today and outlines possible alternatives to the prevailing development models which have proved to be inadequate.


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Mining in Africa Today - Strategies and Prospects

Faysal Yachir

The United Nations University

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Mining in Africa Today: Strategies and Prospects
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British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data

Yachir, Faysal
Mining in Africa today: strategies and prospects. -
(The United Nations University/Third World Forum studies in African political economy; 5).
1. Africa. Mining industries
I. Title II. Series

ISBN 0-86232-738-5
ISBN 0-86232-739-3 Pbk

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Yachir, F.
Mining in Africa today.

(Studies in African political economy)
Translation of: Enjeux miniers en Afrique.
1. Mineral industries - Africa. 2. Mines and mineral resources - Africa.
I. Title. II. Series.
HD9506.A382Y3413 1988 338.2'096 88-17166
ISBN 0-86232-738-5
ISBN 0-86232-739-3 (pbk.)