Malawi’s natural resources include among others limestone, uranium, coal, bauxite, phosphates and rare earths. While mineral exploitation is still low Malawi has mineral potential and exploration has been on the increase as the government seeks an alternative source of income to tobacco. In January 2009 Malawi became a uranium producing country with the opening of the Kayelekera mine. Malawi is also geared to become a niobium producer from 2014 with the Kanyika mine in Mzimba.
Sources: The Nation, USGS, US State Gov