Jewels of Africa

     Africa holds a huge proportion of the world’s natural resources. It’s countries are abundant in numerous natural resources including oil, uranium, copper, gold, platinum, tin, diamonds, timber, and bio-fuels. The continent contains large amounts of Coltan, which is not only a great conductor of electricity, but it is also a mineral used in modern technology such as cell phones and computers. Contracts should ensure that if and when the value of the resources increase, the windfall gain goes the appropriate country and not solely to the company. However, a simple solution to this problem is to renegotiate these bad contracts so that countries will receive a “windfall-profit”. (UNECA)      An abundance of oil is found in and near the northern African countries such as Libya and Algeria leading southward through Angola. Other elements and minerals such as diamonds, gold, and uranium lie just outside of the oil dominant regions. The darker colors on the map display oil regions, while the lighter pink and light green colors symbolize consumable goods and precious expensive metals & minerals. I found this image here.      Rhetorical aspects of this map show pathos because it shows how Africa produces many resources such as oil precious metals and machinery items along with other resources and how other countries just use Africa for the material and resources it has while also belittling it and treating it like it’s a place that has no value and no usefulness. So the main focus of emotions used for this map would be sadness and feelings of sympathy and empathy. This map also uses logos because it uses facts to show what specifically what...
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