Archive for the ‘Mining & Minerals’ category

From coffee to beer to mining: A glimpse into Rwanda’s business environment

How we made it in Africa spends a day with DHL in Kigali, Rwanda.

Why Niger might offer better opportunities for business than you think

Niger boasts opportunities in the mining, retail and property industries.

Top US private equity players share their thoughts on investment in Africa

Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein highlights sub-Saharan Africa as a region for possible future investment.

Africa should focus on economic diversity

Professor Lemma Senbet urges African economies not to base growth only on natural resources.

How Botswana is positioning itself as a major diamond hub

The gravity of the diamond world is shifting towards Botswana due to a new development in which mining company De Beers is moving its sales activities to the Southern African country.

Angola plans to revive its agricultural sector

To aid growth, Angola needs to diversify its economy, focusing on strengthening its food producing industry.

China in Africa: New challenges beyond the commodities super cycle

There are indications that China’s activities in Africa will be more varied in future.

The human face of regional integration in Africa

Regional integration can positively affect African people through job creation and freedom of movement.

Africa’s ‘glass with attitude’

Diamonds continue to be an important resource and source of wealth in many African countries.

How oil is affecting Ghana’s economy

Taking a closer look at the impact that Ghana’s young oil industry is having on the economy.

North Africa ideal for investment and expansion, says consultant

North African countries offer business opportunities in a range of industries.

How can African countries capitalise on the current geopolitical changes?

“The once dominant influence of the West is diminishing and it will have to metamorphose a new relationship with Africa.”

Looking to do business in Burkina Faso? Seven things you need to know

Burkina Faso is seeing growth in its agriculture, mining and telecommunications industries.

DRC plans significant investments in power generation and agriculture

The DRC’s planned energy project is also aimed at alleviating poverty and aiding industrialisation.

Look to local consumers for investment opportunities, says Mozambican developer

José Carlos Pinheiro warns of the danger of basing investment solely on development in the mining and oil sectors.