The energy industry in Africa
The mining industry in Africa plays a crucial role in the economies of many countries in the region and taken as a whole, it is the largest mining region in the world. It has either the 1st or 2nd largest global reserves of diamonds, gold, cobalt, platinum, zinc and aluminium to name just a few. In fact, 92% of the worlds' platinum is mined if Africa, as well as 73% of the worlds' diamonds and 98% of its gold. In addition to mining, it is also home to key oil producing countries such as Nigeria, Oman and Libya.