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Another way to share the mineral rents with the population (in addition to ensuring sound social services to poor) could be by channeling some of the windfall into building intergative cross-border infrastructures connecting leading cities among themselves and to transport hubs. Declining transport and communication costs combined with the right policies on urbanization, territorial development and regional integration can support inclusive growth and diversification away of traditional production sectors (WDR2009). The Poverty and Prosperity goals can both be pursued with well-managed natural resource sectors in African countries.