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Mining

wdt_ID Metal Latest Price Unit 52 WKs/Low 52 WKs/High Main Exporters
1 Gold 1,834.57 $/troy oz 1,718.00 1,968.63 ZA, SD, GH, BF
2 Platinum 1,124.00 $/troy oz 864.64 1,124.00 ZA, ZW, EG, ET
3 Silver 27.00 $/troy oz 20.65 27.50 MA, ZA, LY, BF
4 Iron Ore, CFR Spot 214.43 $/dmtu 108.52 214.43 ZA, MR, LR, GN
5 Phosphate rock 125.00 $/kg 75.00 125.00 MA, EG, TN, SN
6 Aluminium 2,446.65 $/mt 1,643.81 2,446.65 GN, SL, GH, MZ
7 Coal, South African 112.92 $/mt 56.60 112.92 ZA, BW, TZ, MZ
8 Copper 9,631.50 $/mt 6,372.46 10,161.97 CD, ZM, ZA, NA
9 Lead 2,191.03 $/mt 1,776.27 2,191.03 MA, ZA, NA, NG
10 Nickel 17,979.57 $/mt 13,402.30 18,584.38 ZW, CI, ZM, ZA

Commodities

wdt_ID Commodity Latest Price (2 July) Unit 52Wks/Low 52Wks/High Leading African exporters
1 Crude Oil - Brent 73.07 $/bbl 40.47 73.07 NG, AO, DZ, LY
2 Natural Gas - Europe 10.30 $/mmbtu 1.80 10.30 DZ, NG, EG, LY
3 Fish meal 1,505.35 $/mt 1,438.22 1,514.47 NA, MR, SN
4 Groundnuts 1,450.00 $/mt 1,426.82 1,984.75 SN, SD, ET, EG
5 Maize 291.90 $/mt 149.34 305.31 ZA, UG, ZM, MU
6 Palm Oil 1,017.47 $/mt 694.16 1,017.47 CI, GH, KE, SC
7 Soybeans 626.74 $/mt 381.07 643.65 BJ, TG, UG, NG
8 Tobacco - US import 4,331.86 $/mt 4,163.55 4,339.52 ZW, MW, ZM, TZ
9 Wheat - US SRW 275.12 $/mt 208.94 281.38 ZA, MU, MZ, ZW
10 Logs - Cameroon 421.75 $/m3 411.95 425.18 CM, ZA, GA, CG

Currencies

wdt_ID Currency Latest USD Rate 52Wks/Low 52Wks/High
1 Algerian Dinar 135.20 127.62 135.20
2 Angolan Kwanza 643.11 552.90 666.85
3 Botswana Pula 10.93 10.58 11.73
4 Burundi Franc 1,972.07 1,911.80 1,987.42
5 Cape Verde Escudo 92.86 89.37 97.62
6 CFA BCEAO Franc (XOF) 552.38 531.61 580.71
7 CFA BEAC Franc (XAF) 552.38 531.61 580.71
8 Djibouti Franc 178.00 177.50 178.64
9 Egyptian Pound 15.67 15.56 16.00
10 Ethiopian Birr 43.88 34.90 44.28

Notable Birthdays

Date Person Age Country
Jul 29 Tidjane Thiam

Tidjane Thiam is an Ivorian businessman, and the executive chairman of Freedom Acquisition Corp

59 Côte d'Ivoire
Jul 31 Muhammadu Sanusi II

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi served as the 14th Emir of Kano from 2014-2020. Prior to that he was the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He sits on the boards of MTN and Black Rhino, a Sub-Saharan fund under Blackstone.

60 Nigeria
Jul 31 Michelle McLean

Namibian actress, writer, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 1992 at Thailand

49 Namibia
Aug 1 Mona Eltahawy

Award-winning journalist and author of Headscarves and Hymens. She writes about Arab and Muslim issues as well as global feminism

54 Egypt
Aug 1 Oluchi Onweagba

Oluchi was the first winner of M-Net’s Face of Africa contest and moved to New York where she embarked on a successful modelling career

39 Nigeria
Aug 1 Nwankwo Kanu

Retired Nigerian midfielder who played for Ajax, Inter Milan and Arsenal. He won 2 Premier League titles, 1 UEFA Champions League, Olympic Gold and was named African Player of the Year twice

45 Nigeria
Aug 4 Mampi

Mirriam Mukape is a Zambian pop and R&B singer, actress and songwriter who performs under the stage name Mampi

35 Zambia
Aug 7 Charlize Theron

One of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses who made history as the first South African to win an Oscar for acting. She is also a producer with her firm, Denver and Delilah Productions

46 South Africa
Aug 7 Nancy Sumari

Represented Tanzania at Miss World 2005 and came 6th. She is a businesswoman, social entrepreneur and author

35 Tanzania
Aug 10 Jeanette Kagame

First Lady of Rwanda Jeannette Kagame and UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescent Health and Well-being

60 Rwanda

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