CHINJE: Extractive Industries and the African Development Challenge |

A banner of Tanzanian President John Joseph Magufuli adorns the wall at the only entrance of newly built 24-kilometer wall around the country’s tanzanite mines to prevent smuggling of the precious violet-blue stones, which are unique to the East African country in Merelani, near Mount Kilimanjaro on April 11, 2018. (Joseph Lyimo/AFP/Getty Images)
Eric Chinje
Eric Chinje (Courtesy of African Media Initiative via Twitter)

The challenge of Africa’s development in this century will have to be met through effective mobilization of its resources, bringing goods and ideas to a global market that needs them, and defining policies that support the processes of creating and fairly distributing wealth locally.

The resources for Africa’s development aspirations will not come from foreign aid, grants and loans….

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