Archive for the ‘Mining & Minerals’ category

What role will commodities play in Africa’s growth over the coming decade?

Africa’s resource wealth has long been viewed as a key to unlocking potential economic gains.

Ebola: 50% of multinationals have no policy to deal with pandemics

New survey reveals many global companies are not prepared to cope with pandemics.

Cameroon must roar: at a 7% minimum

I am convinced Cameroon can do much better economically.

Can Mozambique’s growth story be sustained?

Forecast to grow at 8% per year over the next five years, Mozambique is benefiting from mineral wealth and infrastructure development.

11 steps for US companies to better engage with African governments

Africa can be a promising market for US companies that can demand high standards while allowing for the continent’s growing pains.

South African mining in crisis: Experts share what the future may hold

South Africa is experiencing its longest and costliest platinum mining strike ever.

One of Africa’s largest mining projects reaches important milestone

The Simandou project could double Guinea’s current GDP.

The truths and fictions of the Africa rising story

Nasser Sattar looks at the realities of Africa’s growth story.

Oil and mining to be the backbone of East Africa’s economic growth

Oil, gas and mining developments could have positive spill-over effects for the rest of the economy.

Africa’s natural resources no longer a curse?

African leaders take action that could transform the mining sector.

‘We didn’t cancel a single flight during the crisis,’ says DHL Mali country manager

“Mali has gone through a difficult time. It is getting back slowly.”

Five African boom towns offering untapped opportunities

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.

A diamond in the rough: Adding value to Botswana’s minerals

The World Bank and others say adding value to raw materials is a dead-end street for African countries.

Debating the real curse behind Africa’s resource wealth

Why do some of the world’s most resource rich countries have the poorest populations?

Unlocking Africa’s mining potential: The IFC’s three areas of development

Consolidating maps of where minerals lie and developing local procurement and infrastructure are key to mining in Africa.