The New Gold Rush in Africa: Main Actors and Challenges to Development

This discussion paper aims to explore Africa’s gold conflict and outlines the challenges to its governance and development.

The gold mining sector plays a significant economic function in many African countries. If properly governed, this natural resource has the potential to constitute a huge opportunity for sustainable development. Currently, much of the gold production activities across the continent are legal. However, the African gold mining sector suffers from a range of challenges. This discussion paper aims to explore Africa’s gold conflict and outlines the challenges to its governance and development.

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