The impact of the extractive industries in Africa - EXPeditions

The impact of the extractive industries in Africa

by Ricardo Soares de Oliveira
  • Key point 1
    One impact of prioritising the extractive industries is under-development in other areas of the economy.
  • Key point 2
    While Africa only has around 12% of the world’s oil, its welcoming of foreign companies makes it central to the global corporate oil economy.
  • Key point 3
    Building a sustainable future involves not just moving beyond extraction in the long term but also managing dependence in the short term.