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African governments demand more from mining

For nearly six hours senior mining executives met privately with President Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa to debate the controversial mining code proposed for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Republic of Congo and OPEC: A marriage of mutual convenience

The Republic of the Congo has suffered dearly during the oil collapse, and Congolese President Denis Nguesso has pledged that the country will no longer endure the effects of global decision-making in the oil industry without a voice.…

Why don’t African resource exporters collaborate more?

In mid April Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire announced plans to coordinate their cocoa production strategies to combat price volatility following a meeting between the two countries’ respective cocoa boards in Abidjan.…

IMF: Sub-Saharan Africa slumps amid ‘piecemeal’ reforms

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecast that economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa will fall to its lowest level in more than 20 years, while lamenting a “slow and piecemeal” policy response among governments.  …

South Africa mines struggle as downturn continues

South Africa’s mining sector continues to struggle with flat revenues and increased costs as the global commodities slump and regulatory tensions undermine recovery, according to a report from consultancy PwC.…