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Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development

Infrastructure investments are transforming and accelerating economic and social opportunities for millions of people across Africa, driven by the dramatic rise in African consumer power...

2 days ago

Amnesty warns companies on child labour in DRC cobalt mining

Leading technology and electric car companies have been accused of failing to ensure minerals used in their products are not mined using child labour...

2 days ago

Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018

Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa which it believes are strong evidence that Africa is on track for improved growth in 2018...

3 days ago

Digging in the DRC

Those who think that mining companies sit idly over rich resources and reap fat profits from them should think again...

By Charlotte Mathews 30 Oct 2017

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

DRC mining on the up

The rising copper price will see renewed mining interest in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

27 Sep 2017

Sapp powers ahead of targeted capacity

Sapp states commissioned 4,180MW of generating capacity from new projects and rehabilitating old power plants in 2016...

8 Sep 2017

New mine set to double DRC's tin exports

When it reaches full capacity, the Alphamin Bisie tin mine will deliver 10,000 tonnes of tin per year, doubling the DRC's export of the commodity.

24 Aug 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

DRC seeks joint Chinese-Spanish offer to build dam

The Democratic Republic of Congo said on Tuesday, 13 June, it has asked Chinese and Spanish bidders of a colossal dam project to join forces and submit a joint bid...

15 Jun 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

Glencore questioned over fatalities, unions and environment

Glencore fielded a number of questions from shareholders, trade unionists and environmentalists at its AGM including several about the 16 fatalities last year...

By Charlotte Mathews 25 May 2017

Conflict-free gold project moves forward in DRC

The Just Gold project, a system to trace legal and conflict-free artisanal gold has moving from the pilot stage...

19 May 2017

DR Congo miners upset at US 'conflict mineral' rules

In the lush hills of eastern DRC, miners complain that recent US rules against "conflict minerals" have bitten into their meagre income...

5 May 2017

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

DRC mining licence dispute goes to court

In a modern-day version of claim jumping, two companies are going to court over a contested mining licence in the DRC...

8 Mar 2017

Ugandan refinery raises fears on conflict minerals

The inauguration of Uganda's first gold refinery sparked concern over the possibility of dirty minerals from regional conflict zones making their way into the country...

23 Feb 2017

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