Posts Tagged ‘mining’

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.

Cameroon must roar: at a 7% minimum

I am convinced Cameroon can do much better economically.

Zimbabwe is in a position to attract investors, says CEO

Zimbabwe’s rich mineral resources will drive economic growth in the country.

China pledges $43m grant to South Sudan mining industry

China invests in South Sudan’s as yet unexploited mineral deposits.

Can trade make a difference in Africa?

Africa’s economic power is growing, and trade can significantly aid sustainable development.

Why infrastructure investment is a way for mining companies to mitigate political risk in Africa

Mining companies should invest in infrastructure development to win the support of the local population and to mitigate political risk.

Record gold prices, but are Africans losing out?

The African Development Bank says that ordinary Africans are not benefiting enough from the gold boom.

South African mines might start generating their own power

Mining companies’ concerns over electricity supply in South Africa are fuelling a drive towards self-sufficiency, with some mines on the point of investing in their own power generation facilities.

African governments seeking greater benefits from mineral wealth

African governments are increasingly seeking a bigger chunk of their mineral resources wealth.

Botswana to become major diamond trading hub

Botswana, the world’s largest producer of diamonds, is transforming into a leading diamond trading and manufacturing hub.

Interview: Why Germany’s Pearl Gold decided to invest in Mali

“The Malian business environment is characterised by increasing market liberalisation, openness to foreign trade and investments, and high GDP growth rates.”

Namibian mining tax hike will discourage investment, says industry body

Namibia’s Chamber of Mines wants the government to reconsider plans to impose a further 17% tax on exploration and mining firms in the southern African producer of diamonds and uranium, saying it would discourage investors.

Mining firm sees long-term potential in Zimbabwe

Anglo American Platinum has not received any rejection notice from the Zimbabwean government over its plan to transfer a majority stake in its local operation to black investors, the company’s chief executive said on Monday.

Nigeria’s mining sector only contributing 1% to economy

The mining sector’s contribution to the Nigerian economy is only about 1%, according to Mines and Steel Minister Mohammed Sada.

Resource nationalism: good or bad?

“The natural instinct of the mining industry is to fight these developments in every way possible.”