Mining:very important in:South Africa,Libya,Nigeria,Algeria and Zambia.
The main minerals:gold,diamond,coal,copper,iron,manganese,uranium,petroleum,tin phosphates.
In south Africa:gold is mined:Witwatersrand region.
In Zaire Basin:copper and uranium is mined from :its Katanga region
important copper-producing centres:Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo
Large reserves of petroleum are in:the Sahara,Algeria,Libya,Nigeria and Egypt.
Africa prduces nearly:three-quarters of the world's cobalt
more than two fifths of its vanadium
and about a third of its chromite, manganese and platinum.