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The attempt to replenish Lake Chad's water may fail again. Here's why

The Transaqua Project is a big, ambitious initiative to replenish the waters of Lake Chad, a fresh water inland lake in Central Africa...

By Adegboyega Adeniran and Katherine Daniell 6 Oct 2017

Benedict Peters and the Nigerian economic recovery

Nigeria-based oil and energy conglomerate Aiteo is creating a new paradigm for the oil industry in Africa. The company recently made news for its successful purchase of OML 29, a massive onshore oil block license, which will drastically increase its output...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 5 Oct 2017

SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria

A delegation of South African companies is currently on a trade and investment mission in Tunisia and Algeria, where they are exploring export markets...

3 Oct 2017

PPPs in power transmission in Africa to be addressed at Future Energy Central Africa

According to Samuel Oguah, an energy specialist with the Energy and Extractives Global Practice at the World Bank, “The Linking up: Public-Private Partnerships in Power Transmission in Africa report has a very simple message...

28 Sep 2017

Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting...

By Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

Future Energy to address Africa's power potential

Regional power events in Africa, including EAPIC and WAPIC, have been renamed to Future Energy, in order to reflect the optimism and potential of the energy and power sectors on the continent...

24 Feb 2017

Central Africa discusses sustainable mining

In spite of efforts deployed by countries in Central Africa to incorporate the objectives of the AMV into national policies, the results are still limited...

23 Dec 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

SADC fuel channel expansion opens opportunities for logistics partners

Energy companies will require local networks of logistics partners to make these imports cost-effective. Hennie van Wyk believes there are three vital areas to get right...

28 Apr 2016

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...

21 Jan 2016

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...

28 Dec 2015

Landlocked Africa: increased trade needed to meet development goals

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

7 Oct 2015

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

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...

10 Sep 2015

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 5 Aug 2015

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 13 Jul 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

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...

23 Jun 2015

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...

17 Jun 2015

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