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Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) as Accountability Agents in Natural Resource Management and Energy Governance in West Africa

May 23, 2020

From the Niger Delta in Nigeria to the southern part of Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa is blessed with a vast array of natural resources. To paint a more vivid picture, Ghana is endowed with a vast deposit of gold, manganese, bauxite and diamond. Similarly, vast deposits of manganese, gold, copper, uranium, bauxite and limestone can be found in Burkina Faso. Furthermore, Niger is the fourth-largest producer of uranium globally; while Mali is the third-largest producer of gold, and Guinea is home to 50% of the global bauxite reserve.