Archive for the ‘Mining & Minerals’ category

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.

Transparency needed to curb Africa’s loss of $38bn through trade mispricing

The Africa Progress Panel reports that Africa loses more through illicit outflows than it receives through foreign investment.

A look at the role resources have played in Africa’s growth story

“Minerals are not a curse. They can certainly be the best boon,” says Chamber of Mines of South Africa boss.

Foreign investors still wary of challenges facing mining projects in Africa

Political instability, protective regulations and access to funding constrain mining companies in Africa.

Why South African mining is losing its appeal to Australian investors

Investors are wary of labour strife, the nationalisation debate and government accountability in South Africa.

Guinea opening up to the outside world, but investors need a long-term mindset

Despite perceptions of instability, Guinea is developing, with the government promoting its potential.

Will Africa’s natural resources boom benefit the poor?

Anand Rajaram highlights the need to ensure revenues from oil, gas and mining benefit African populations.

Crisis in South Sudan shows major business risks remain in parts of Africa

Recent violence in South Sudan could erase much of the country’s progress since independence.

Report highlights 2014 trends in mergers and acquisitions

The Deal Drivers Africa report forecasts M&A activity in Africa for next year.

Six ideas to make a success of your African-based business in 2014

DHL country managers provide tips on doing business across the continent.