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Waiting on a second chance

The mining boom delivered West Africa from obscurity to the first choice frontier region for many mining companies. Some countries managed to take advantage of commodity price highs to grow their mining industries and their economies, while the region generally has cooled its risk profile and established workable mining frameworks to encourage investment.

However, many would argue that too much time was spent quarrelling over mining codes and not enough actually developing mines, which has left many countries with little physical evidence of 10 years