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‘Exploiting Africa’s Mineral Resources’ on Straight Talk Africa

Follow the program on television, radio, or the Internet Wednesday 31 August at 1830 UTC

Tune in for this live, one-hour television/radio/web call-in simulcast, when host Shaka Ssali and his guests will discuss the increasing importance of Africa's oil and other mineral resources in the global economy.

Shaka’s guests this week are Stephen Lande, President of Manchester Trade, and Oronto Douglas, the Commissioner of Information for Nigeria’s Bayelsa State. Manchester Trade is a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm specializing in international trade issues, business advisory services, and the resolution of cross-border trade problems. Nigeria is one of Africa’s most mineral-rich countries, with deposits of natural gas, petroleum, tin, iron ore, and coal, among other resources. Bayelsa State, a major oil and gas producing area, contributes more than 30% of Nigeria’s oil production.

Straight Talk Africa is a live, one-hour call-in program airing on radio, television, and the Internet Wednesdays at 1830 UTC. For more information, please visit their web page at