Archive for the ‘Mining & Minerals’ category

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.

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.