Natural resources in central Africa essay

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The country need to write about is Central Africa.

Total word count: 700

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What are the dominant natural resources in your region? Think broadly... minerals (such as gold or diamonds or copper or oil, etc.), timber, land, etc. Are there any conflicts? If so, how are those resources mobilized in the conflict? This doesn't have to be a conflict such as in Sierra Leone or Nigeria. COnflicts of other more political and less violent kinds can be discussed here. Keep in mind that this can happen even in developed countries (think DAPL or protests again timber extraction). How are resources framed for each side?

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Kevins_Jr
School: Cornell University

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Running head: NATURAL RESOURCES IN CENTRAL AFRICA

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Running head: NATURAL RESOURCES IN CENTRAL AFRICA

The Central Africa Republic is a landlocked country. It is one of the poorest countries in
Africa having a per capita income of 750 US dollars per year. It has profitable natural resources
though most of its population lives in poverty. Some of the natural resources include land which
is used for growing of crops such as the cassava, rice, cotton, coffee, tobacco, millet, and
sorghum. The land also supports the rain forests which covers 36% of total land in the country.
There are national parks such as the Dzanga-Sangha national park which attracts tourists earning
foreign exchange. The rainforests are the source of timber which is exported to Europe, China
and African countries such as Cameroon. The forests contribute to about 40% of the country’s
export earnings and about 4% GDP ("Natural Resources in Central African Republic - IPIS",
2019).
The other natural re...

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