Ayo Johnson, a Worldfocus contributing blogger, writes about extraction of natural resources in Africa. The piece, excerpted from his blog, Africa Speak International, argues that Chinese investment in Africa has benefited that continent and speaks to Africa's natural strategic importance.
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China is now taking steps to limit the availability of obscure materials to the rest of the world. Marcus Mabry of The New York Times discusses the implications of China's export restrictions on these rare metals.
In northern Peru, Amazon Indians and police have clashed violently over the issue of exploiting natural resources, with more than 50 killed. Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner weighs the Peruvian government's response to the protests, arguing that the president's statements have been inopportune and politically incorrect.
Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the state of natural resource use, opportunities and dangers for resource-rich developing countries and the role played by the U.S. in this global issue. Dave Burdick, Michael Cohen and Alf Hornborg joined the conversation.