SOMALIA’S INDUSTRIAL MINERALS SECTOR FACES HUGE CHALLENGES – BUT THE RESOURCE POTENTIAL IS SIGNIFICANT

Industrial minerals experts in Somalia are calling for the passage of laws to guide exploration and mining for the sector, now that the country is at last moving towards stability after decades of civil war. There is a consensus that Somalia has huge potential for producing industrial minerals, that could help re-establish the country’s economy. But exploration, mining and processing has yet to commence, with insecurity and political instability is still endemic, given the weak central government has varying degrees of control outside the capital Mogadishu ...


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