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27 Jan, 2023 08:02

Battle for Africa

Decades after gaining their independence, African people still suffer from economic and political pressure from the West. ‘The former colonies were said to be somewhat independent, but, in reality, they continued to rely on French policies in all spheres. We want to choose our own partners, and have the opportunity to decide how our resources will be used’, says the CEO of the Bamako Higher School of Journalism, Aboubacar Maiga. Today, Africa accounts for 35% of the world’s mineral resources yet they haven’t been fully explored. Democratic Republic of Congo alone accounts for half of the world’s cobalt reserves, without which no military or hi-tech industry can develop. The future of the world depends on these resources, pushing more countries to fight for Africans’ sympathies. Which one will succeed?

Watch "Battle for Africa" on RTD website and on RT's live feed. The time of the broadcast is available on RT's schedule page.