Top 5 African countries where gold shines

The first encounter of gold you get in the Bible is in Genesis 2:12 where God had placed it in the East of the Garden of Eden in a land called Havilah. God in his own words said:

The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.

I mean, show me a man that can resist the attraction of gold and I’ll take you to Planet Jupiter- in a ship!

Africa’s gold mining industry has seen a shift in the recent years with countries such as Ghana, Sudan, Mali, and Burkina Faso entering the group.

Top 5 gold mining countries of Africa:

1. Ghana

Ghanaians are favored people, they get to enjoy pure shea butter and at the same time bath in loads of gold.

Ghana seems to grab the top spot from South Africa after mining more than 142 metric tonnes of the precious metal in 2019. Ghana’s minerals account for over 30% of the country’s total exports, with gold comprising 90% of total mineral exports.

2. South Africa (Mzansi)

Here I have been for years gripping and dancing vigorously to Brenda Fassie’s Vulindela song and Mzansi’s beats, oblivious to the fact that South Africa is also estimated to possess at least 6,000 metric tonnes of gold reserves (second-largest in the world), according to 2018 MiningGlobal data. That for years, Mzansi has carried Africa on its back when it comes to this precious metal.

3. Sudan

If you do not know the history of Sudan and its treasures, then you need to read a few books and maybe visit. The north-east African country of Sudan comes third in this list with gold production of more 120-200 tonnes per annum.

4. Mali

Apart from the famous Timbuktu and the well-poised, beautiful women, this north-west African country of Mali produces more than 60 metric tonnes of gold per annum. Mali is estimated to have at least 800 metric tonnes of gold reserves, according to Norwegian website Eiti.org.

5. Burkina Faso

I know Burkina Faso as a leader in African art and culture, and as a host of the largest craft market in Africa. I was excited to learn that this beauty has one of the most dynamic mining sectors in West Africa along other major resources like copper, zinc, limestone, manganese and phosphate. Burkina Faso’s gold reserves are estimated to be at least 154 metric tonnes, according to Eiti.org.

Thank you for engaging. I wish you thriveful and goldful times and don’t forget what the good book says:

Proverbs 3:14 Wisdom is worth more than silver; it brings more profit than gold. 15 Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you could want is equal to it.

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