Predictions of a commodity price rebound in 2017 have fallen short of the mark.
South Africa’s mining industry is benefiting from rising prices, but some firms are unhappy about black economic empowerment legislation.
A rise in demand for raw materials could herald better times for African producers.
Rio Tinto’s decision to abandon the Simandou iron ore mine in Guinea shows the risk of investing in difficult economic environment.
The improvement in mining commodity prices could increase mining activity in Africa.
Liberia hopes to become a key player in the production of palm oil and wean itself off iron ore dependancy.
Liberia seeks $1.3bn dollars from international lenders to stimulate an economic recovery.