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The fossil fuel era won't last forever. And a new set of countries will find their reserves of lithium, copper and rare earth metals are in high demand.
The Great Mosque of Djenné, in Mali, has a history dating back to the 13th century which can inspire regional trade in West Africa.
West Africa has lessons to learn from its ancient empires and colonial governments on regional trade and integration.
Copper and other minerals will be increasingly important to the growing renewable energy sector.
In the decades ahead, our mineral supply will still need to double or triple to meet the demand for electric vehicles and other renewable energy technology.
Help us put this old wives' tale to a scientific test.
A worker walks near the Congolese state mining company Gecamines’ in the southern province of Katanga.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has scheduled its 15-year-old mining code for review. The country must ensure reform that benefits its people.
Stainless steel is the metal of choice in hospitals.
Lack of knowledge and perceived cost issues could be holding back the fight against the superbugs.
A Trump presidency is bound to put pressure on commodity prices in the long term.
Even though commodities rallied after the election of Trump, the benefit of this to Australia's budget could be short lived due to volatility.
Renewable resources are being exploited to the extent that there is a loss of species and future generations are threatened.
Dolerite sills so distinctive of the Karoo scenery in South Africa.
South Africa's Karoo area has potential for gas deposits and other mineral deposits like nickel and copper.
Hajigak, one of the main routes from Kabul to Bamiyan in central Afghanistan, may contain one of the largest deposits of iron ore in the world.
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