The world takes cognizance of the fact that Africa is rich in natural resources ranging from arable land, water, oil, natural gas, minerals forest and wildlife. The continent holds a huge proportion of the world’s natural resources, both renewable and non-renewable, the largest reserves of cobalt, diamonds, copper, bauxite, silver, petroleum and platinum’s.
Africa is a home to many of the world’s most famous fauna such as lions, rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, leopards, zebra and African elephants among many others.
Africa has thirty per cent (30%) of the worlds mineral reserves, eight per cent (8%) of the world’s natural gas and twelve per cent (12%) of the world’s oil reserve; the continent has forty per cent (40%) of the world’s gold reserve and up to (90%) per cent of chromium and platinum. Africa holds (65%) per cent of the world’s arable land and (10%) per cent of the renewable freshwater source.
Almost (70%) of the people of Africa live in sub-Saharan Africa, and they have traditionally depended on forests and woodland for livelihood. Today, with the fastest growing economies in the world, Africa is experiencing sweeping economic development in all major sectors, and the people are developing as much as the place. To this point, it is rightly said that, even amidst such great riches, the people of Africa are her greatest resource.
By way of extension, the Diaspora is an essential part of that great treasure trove; and it is high time that we bring this wealthy collection together, in order to fully enjoy its splendor. For this grand purpose, these resource pages have been compiled to assist with our collaborative pursuit of this development and repatriation agenda.
We hope that you will not only find it useful, but that you would be inspired to join with us in this effort. In fact, one way that you may do so, is by providing helpful information… That information could be about an African locale, for which you have intricate knowledge, and/or other details that may be helpful for the African community to know.