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Amnesty links child labour in DR Congo cobalt mines to big business

KINSHASA: Cobalt mined dangerously by children in the Democratic Republic of Congo could end up in the lithium batteries of smartphones and electric cars made by Apple, Samsung or Sony, Amnesty International said Tuesday, 19 January...

Lights back on in Zambia after massive blackouts

Electrical power has been restored in Zambia after most of the country was plunged into darkness Tuesday, 22 December, following a problem in the network, the state-owned energy producer said...

Landlocked Africa: increased trade needed to meet development goals

For businesses, access to trade will remain a logistical challenge...

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...

Africa's energy industry needs a clear policy environment

Meeting the demands for Africa's critical energy infrastructure was in the spotlight at the annual Infrastructure Africa Business Forum which was recently held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

Oil and gas discoveries catalyst for investment into trade and logistics

Oil and gas (O&G) discoveries have become a catalyst for investment into...

By Siphesihle Hlela

Gruelling work for a tiny share of DR Congo's mineral wealth

Alphonse stands in knee-deep muddy water, a former businessman in DR Congo's southeastern mining region of Katanga...

By Marc Jourdier

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...

Lack of electricity hinders DR Congo mining sector

The minerals in the south-eastern Katanga region represent potential riches for the Democratic Republic of Congo, but a lack of electricity is preventing the country from fully exploiting them...

Hinda Phosphate Project can repay $601m development cost

A definitive feasibility study (DFS) has indicated that Cominco's Hinda Phosphate Project in the Republic of Congo has the capacity to repay its $601m development cost within 26 months...

Depth of Africa coverage improves

Coverage of the rest of Africa in our media provides an interesting gauge of our relationship with the continent since our borders opened up 20 years ago...

By Anton Harber

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

Africa must look for partnerships

Africa needs to form partnerships with the developed nations in order to realise the continent's goal to industrialise, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said .

By Chris Bathembu

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela

Transnet seeks greater SADC investment in rail networks

Transnet has pleaded with Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries to invest more on railway infrastructure to improve intra-regional trade.

By Mpho Sibanyoni

Zimbabwe central bank has 'no tools' to fix economy

Zimbabwe's new central bank chief said the country's economy was weakening and the bank did not have the tools to fix it.

CBM-TEC offers exploration, production and processing sessions in Kitwe in April

The upcoming Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference or CBM-TEC in Zambia's mining hub, Kitwe, from 28-29 April is offering free-to-attend sessions focussing not only on the next exploration hotspots in Zambia but also on solutions to ensure optimal quality in mining operations and processing.

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WBHO's earnings drop 20.2% to 581.5c

Construction company Wilson Bayly Holmes Ovcon (WBHO) reported a 20.2% decline in diluted headline earnings per share (HEPS) from 729.0c a year ago to 581.5c for the six months to December .

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