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India, Africa rekindle trade ties

Old friends explore new possibilities.

How Trump’s policies could hurt African mining

While a strong dollar should benefit African commodity exporters, it comes at a time when protectionist trade policies could reduce African export revenues.

Development in Africa is on a firm footing – here’s how to take it to the next level

2017 looks to be the year the countries hardest hit by the crisis seek to recover.

Virtual mines and floating hotels: Five interesting innovations at the Mining Indaba

Interesting products and services targeted at the mining industry.

Latin American lessons for Africa

We think Chile since the 1960s and Peru since the 1970s offer useful lessons for sub-Saharan African commodity exporters such as Zambia.

Time for African countries to rethink mining policies

Across the continent, a wave of mining policy adjustments is impacting Africa's investment attractiveness.

Recent Articles

  1. Aliko Dangote on why there are so few large African conglomerates

    13 April, 2017
    Dangote grew his trading business into a large value-adding producer, something few of his peers managed to achieve.
  2. Dangote takes long-term view to build pan-African cement empire

    10 April, 2017
    While other manufacturers are struggling in Nigeria's tough economic environment, Dangote cement is performing strongly.
  3. Latin American lessons for Africa

    22 March, 2017
    We think Chile since the 1960s and Peru since the 1970s offer useful lessons for sub-Saharan African commodity exporters such as Zambia.
  4. Why 2017 could be a better year for Africa’s miners

    15 February, 2017
    Africa’s mining industry has been through a challenging few years.
  5. Virtual mines and floating hotels: Five interesting innovations at the Mining Indaba

    9 February, 2017
    Interesting products and services targeted at the mining industry.
  6. Mining Indaba: Even the food tastes better this year as optimism returns to the industry

    8 February, 2017
    There is newfound energy at this year's Mining Indaba, especially compared to the somewhat depressing event last year.
  7. How Trump’s policies could hurt African mining

    7 February, 2017
    While a strong dollar should benefit African commodity exporters, it comes at a time when protectionist trade policies could reduce African export revenues.
  8. Cornering Africa’s untapped B2B support services market: The story of Tsebo Group  

    23 January, 2017
    Company spots gap in the market.
  9. 2017 outlook for Africa – threats or opportunities?

    16 January, 2017
    2017 will be a critical year for Africa.
  10. Development in Africa is on a firm footing – here’s how to take it to the next level

    3 January, 2017
    2017 looks to be the year the countries hardest hit by the crisis seek to recover.
  11. Zambia: Ignoring golden rules of taxation can strangle your economy

    29 November, 2016
    The Zambian government should stop moving the goal posts.
  12. What are the best approaches to Africa’s economic development?

    13 October, 2016
    Diversification and beneficiation might not be the answers.
  13. Beneath the Surface: Pius Kasolo, CEO, ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc

    27 September, 2016
    'Apart from the cyclical commodity prices, the power deficit being experienced in the country is one of the greatest threats.'
  14. Five countries, often overlooked, poised for 5%-plus growth

    12 September, 2016
    Strong growth in the face of challenging economic conditions across the continent.
  15. India, Africa rekindle trade ties

    15 August, 2016
    Old friends explore new possibilities.
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