Archive for the ‘Mining & Minerals’ category
Forecast to grow at 8% per year over the next five years, Mozambique is benefiting from mineral wealth and infrastructure development.
Africa can be a promising market for US companies that can demand high standards while allowing for the continent’s growing pains.
South Africa is experiencing its longest and costliest platinum mining strike ever.
The Simandou project could double Guinea’s current GDP.
Nasser Sattar looks at the realities of Africa’s growth story.
Oil, gas and mining developments could have positive spill-over effects for the rest of the economy.
African leaders take action that could transform the mining sector.
“Mali has gone through a difficult time. It is getting back slowly.”
Across sub-Saharan Africa there are towns and cities experiencing fast growth on the back of new mining and oil projects or other business activities.
The World Bank and others say adding value to raw materials is a dead-end street for African countries.
Why do some of the world’s most resource rich countries have the poorest populations?
Consolidating maps of where minerals lie and developing local procurement and infrastructure are key to mining in Africa.
The Africa Progress Panel reports that Africa loses more through illicit outflows than it receives through foreign investment.
“Minerals are not a curse. They can certainly be the best boon,” says Chamber of Mines of South Africa boss.
Political instability, protective regulations and access to funding constrain mining companies in Africa.