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How can African countries cash in on their mineral wealth?

Enormous pockets of oil, gas and minerals are believed to lie hidden deep beneath the African continent's surface. But these riches have so far brought relatively little benefit to Africans. The International Monetary Fund labels twenty countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as "resource-rich". But the IMF's sister organisation, the World Bank, says these countries have often sold their concessions too cheaply.

The Bank says the lack of reliable information about what the resources are actually worth is part of the problem. It has launched a project called the Billion Dollar Map to help. Our team in Washington went to the global headquarters of the World Bank to find out more. 

By Ali LAIDI , Philip CROWTHER

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1970-01-01 Ali LAIDI

Winning the Games: What's the recipe for Olympic success?

The Olympics is a giant shop window for the host nation, providing priceless publicity.

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1970-01-01 Markus KARLSSON

Weed and work: Could cannabis legalisation bring an economic jolt?

The debate on whether to legalise marijuana, and the health hazards associated with the drug, is a divisive one, and there are many strong opinions. But in recent years there's...

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1970-01-01 Ali LAIDI

Interest before profit: Making money by saving the world

The private sector is increasingly entering the humanitarian field, flipping the conventional model on how to make a buck.

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1970-01-01 Ali LAIDI

Race of ideas: is the US pulling away from France?

French intellectuals have helped to shape critical thought and Western philosophy. And France and French academic institutions used to attract thinkers from around the world. But...

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1970-01-01 Ali LAIDI

Knowledge is money: Business intelligence changes Burkina Faso's cotton industry

”Knowledge is power” is a well-known saying. But knowledge is also money. In Burkina Faso, West Africa, business intelligence is key for the local cotton industry.

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