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“The New Colonialism: Britain’s scramble for Africa’s energy and mineral resources”

This report from the organization “War on Want” reveals the degree to which British companies control Africa’s key mineral resources, notably gold, platinum, diamonds, copper, oil, gas and coal. It documents how 101 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) — most of them British — control mining operations in 37 sub-Saharan African countries. They collectively control over US 1 trillion dollars worth of the most valuable resources on the African continent. The UK government has used its power and influence to ensure that British mining companies have access to these raw materials across Africa. This was the case during the colonial period and is still the case today. Read the report (in English) at this link:

http://www.waronwant.org/resources/new-colonialism-britains-scramble-africas-energy-and-mineral-resources#overlay-context=media/new-report-british-companies-leading-new-%25E2%2580%2598scramble-africa%25E2%2580%2599-worth-1-trillion

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