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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.
Investors are wary of labour strife, the nationalisation debate and government accountability in South Africa.
Despite perceptions of instability, Guinea is developing, with the government promoting its potential.
Anand Rajaram highlights the need to ensure revenues from oil, gas and mining benefit African populations.
Recent violence in South Sudan could erase much of the country’s progress since independence.
The Deal Drivers Africa report forecasts M&A activity in Africa for next year.
DHL country managers provide tips on doing business across the continent.