Why Can't We Mine & Process ALL Minerals In A-freaker?

#2
Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of coffee during 2019.

  1. Brazil: US$4.6 billion (15.1% of total coffee exports)
  2. Colombia: $2.6 billion (8.7%)
  3. Switzerland: $2.5 billion (8.3%)
  4. Vietnam: $2.41 billion (8%)
  5. Germany: $2.37 billion (7.9%)
  6. Italy: $1.7 billion (5.8%)
  7. France: $1.2 billion (4.1%)
  8. Honduras: $1.1 billion (3.5%)
  9. Indonesia: $879.4 million (2.9%)
  10. Belgium: $846.9 million (2.8%)
  11. Ethiopia: $836.6 million (2.8%)
  12. United States: $822.5 million (2.7%)
  13. Netherlands: $806.2 million (2.7%)
  14. Guatemala: $663.8 million (2.2%)
  15. Peru: $621.3 million (2.1%)
Now tell me how many of these countries produce raw coffee?
And do you think they would allow you to sell them processed coffee?
And take jobs from their manufacturing industries?
Now replace coffee with other commodities from Africa...
Tea?
Titanium?
Oil?
Cocoa?
Cotton?
...
 
#4
Crony capitalism & cartels.
Once Africans start manufacturing, their quality of life will go up European quality of life goes down.
Moi era made coffee farming very unproductive, I was in Banana a while ago and people uprooted coffee trees to put up apartments. It’s very sad but I can’t blame them. People need to eat.
 

hakimoto

Elder Statesman
#5
Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of coffee during 2019.

  1. Brazil: US$4.6 billion (15.1% of total coffee exports)
  2. Colombia: $2.6 billion (8.7%)
  3. Switzerland: $2.5 billion (8.3%)
  4. Vietnam: $2.41 billion (8%)
  5. Germany: $2.37 billion (7.9%)
  6. Italy: $1.7 billion (5.8%)
  7. France: $1.2 billion (4.1%)
  8. Honduras: $1.1 billion (3.5%)
  9. Indonesia: $879.4 million (2.9%)
  10. Belgium: $846.9 million (2.8%)
  11. Ethiopia: $836.6 million (2.8%)
  12. United States: $822.5 million (2.7%)
  13. Netherlands: $806.2 million (2.7%)
  14. Guatemala: $663.8 million (2.2%)
  15. Peru: $621.3 million (2.1%)
Now tell me how many of these countries produce raw coffee?
And do you think they would allow you to sell them processed coffee?
And take jobs from their manufacturing industries?
Now replace coffee with other commodities from Africa...
Tea?
Titanium?
Oil?
Cocoa?
Cotton?
...
Switzerland exports coffee!!!!
 

Sambamba

Village Sponsor
#9
Until such a time that we become end users, we will forever be stuck at the bottom of the value chain.

What would we do with the coffee we export if the west bannes our exports?

Where would we take the flowers that bring in a billion dollars each year and employ hundreds of thousands?

Africa is just too fragmented to extort meaningful concessions from the west and China.
We need to grow our base economies and fikisha per capita income usd 5000. From there if we act with one voice tutaskizwa.In the world, you get what you deserve.
 

Simiyu22

Village Chief
#16
The number one reason is that you will run into cartels on the processing side. Their agents are in government offices. Some are politicians and through them, they have written into law things that makes it extremely difficult to join that trade.

For example, you want to process sugar from cane. Simple thing thats been done for hundreds of years. The process takes 3-4 hours. Juicing, steaming and then cutting the crystals. A little machinery from China you are in business. Right.

But no. Sijui you have to get a molasses permit. Sijui you have to apply for a mill operating license with an application fee of 1m and is valid only for a year. And you have to go through county governments and National governments verification. There now you meet officers not willing to process your paperwork. You will be zungushwad paka you puke. Start by standing on a que for 5 days and getting nothing done. And your 1m application fee may malaysia. Those chuttahs who own the processing plants have paid them off to stall any paperwork. They do not want any competition. They themselves import the sugar, btw. They dont process most of it.

Companies make sweets everyday from sugar with little paperwork. Some make juice, icecream, kools, etc, things way harder than making sugar from cane. How much harder is it to make sugar to justify all these requirements. Sugar's been around for hundreds of years.

Project this to all your industries.
 
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Baby Panay

Village Birrionea
#17
Because African leaders and their families got lot's of money from wazungu for mining rights.

Some were loaned massive amounts of money and as collateral, wakapeana mines. Oh, and almost all the money from the loan ilikuliwa.

That's why even after 50yrs, shit holes like Congo haipati anything from their minerals.
 

MicJiggle

Village Elder
#19
because Africans are not in control of such minerals, the beneficiary of the revenues isn't the common African ,, western-backed companies, lobbyists and leaders are milking the continent dry
 

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