Africa is still a prize highly desired by the rest of the world. From the colonial struggle for Africa to the present day competition for Africa’s raw materials and new markets, Africa has been a desirable prize for foreign powers.
Nowadays, even the ideas of Africa is also a cause for people to enhance their careers.
It seems little has changed. And Africa is still a momentous prize to win. It is the home to strategic minerals and some of the largest deposit of natural resources such as timber, diamonds, gold, bauxite and coltan. Eight (8) of the worlds oil producing countries are in Africa: Nigeria, Sudan, Algeria, Chad, Egypt and Equatorial Guinea, Congo-Brazzaville and Democratic Republic of Congo. West Africa supplies 12% of the oil needs of America. America’s National Intelligence Council predicts this will rise to 50% by 2018