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Shifting paradigms will live up to the African Mining Vision

The downturn clearly demonstrated why we need to rethink rents-based mineral sector management...

19 Apr 2017

Seeking more bids, Sierra Leone delays sale of huge diamond

Sierra Leone said that it was extending the bidding for a massive 709-carat diamond, after the government received only six offers for the gem...

12 Apr 2017

Namibia shines like a diamond

When the SS Nujoma sets sail later this year to explore for diamonds off Namibia's coast, it won't only be the culmination of many years' work, but also a glimpse into the country's future...

By Bruce Cleaver 29 Mar 2017

Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. In fact, according to the African Economic Outlook in 2015, East Africa was again the continent's fastest-growing region...

By Stephen du Preez 15 Mar 2017

African mining needs an industrial revolution

The African mining industry needs to explore innovative ways to improve productivity, competitiveness, and profitability to propel the continent into industrialisation...

14 Mar 2017

Oil attacks in 2016 cost Nigeria up to $100bn: minister

Militant attacks on key oil facilities last year reduced Nigeria's output by one million barrels per day, resulting in a revenue loss of up to $100bn (€94bn), according to the government...

16 Feb 2017

Intricacies of large-scale mining projects can't be rushed

As developers look for opportunities in larger mining projects in Africa, they face increasing levels of complexity that place new hurdles in their path...

13 Oct 2016

Ivory Coast cocoa farmers seek gold in face of drought

Once a cocoa planter, Ferdinand Konan Yao has joined the ranks of fellow farmers who have abandoned Ivory Coast's top cash crop to work in clandestine gold mines buried deep in the plantations...

5 Sep 2016

Finding opportunities in currency devaluation

While some African countries that are considered great investment opportunities have seen recent currency devaluation, this could create an opportunity for African manufacturers...

By Heleen Goussard, Nicholas Olds 17 Aug 2016

Young legal eagles dig deep to build mining platform

African law students are changing the way we access data by leading efforts to disseminate Africa's mining legal frameworks through the AMLA project...

23 Jun 2016

Why resources, why Africa, why now?

Southern Africa offer the best mining investment opportunities, where Botswana is the easiest place to do business, and West Africa has the easiest access...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Jun 2016

Glencore to keep most staff at DR Congo mine

Swiss mining giant Glencore, which announced last week drastic moves to cut its debt as the slump in commodities prices bites, said Monday, 14 September, it would keep 80% of staff on at a DR Congo mine despite suspending production there...

15 Sep 2015

DR Congo urged to reveal terms of mine concession sale

The Carter Center Friday, 26 June 2015, called on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to reveal the terms under which a state firm sold a mining concession to a subsidiary of Swiss group Glencore...

29 Jun 2015

Erin Energy commences production at Nigerian oil well

Erin Energy Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company, announced on Thursday, 18 June 2015, it had commenced production from the Oyo-7 well in Nigeria...

19 Jun 2015

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