This Bureau of Mines report presents a summary review of the mineral industries of 52 countries in Africa. Mineral reserves, production, international mineral trade, and the role of minerals within the economy of each country and in terms of world supply are reviewed in text and tables. The major operating mining companies are listed, along with their locations and capacities. Basic information is presented on trade with the United States, on local mineral policy, and on labor, energy, and infrastructure as it relates to the mineral industries. An outlook section briefly assesses the future prospects for the mineral industry in each country. Base maps show the generalized locations of major mines, oil and gas fields, and processing plant facilities including iron and steel works, nonferrous smelters and refineries, and cement plants. The maps also show major roads, pipelines, railways, and ports important to mineral transportation and trade.