18 Oct 2020

Mining waste to fight climate change

18 October 2020 – Dealing with the residual waste after companies have abandoned mining sites is a major challenge. It is an extremely costly exercise. Despite the potential to create […]
17 Oct 2020

Tension in Mali as UN records more deadly attacks

17 October 2020/UN News – Authorities in Mali are being urged to act swiftly to apprehend those responsible for two separate attacks on 15 October 2020 against peacekeepers serving MINUSMA, […]
16 Oct 2020

A power plant boost for the Niger Delta

16 October 2020 – The Niger Delta region in southern Nigeria is an area with a chequered history of exploitation. Now it is set to benefit from a renewable energy […]
15 Oct 2020

CAR elections an opportunity for peace says Guterres

15 October 2020 – The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called for parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) to prioritise national dialogue and consensus-building ahead of elections scheduled to […]
14 Oct 2020

Senegal water plants get connected

By Inès Magoum (Afrik21)  14 October 2020 – A 30 km power line is under construction in the locality of Keur Momar Sarr in north-western Senegal. According to the director […]
13 Oct 2020

Green light for Ethiopian wind farm

By Jean Marie Takouleu (Afrik21)  13 October 2020 – The Ethiopian parliament recently validated a 117.3-million Euro loan agreement between the government and Danish bank Danske Bank for the construction […]
12 Oct 2020

Mozambique insurgency a major problem says Total CEO

By Francois De Beaupuy at Bloomberg 12 October 2020 – Total SE CEO Patrick Pouyanne called on European nations to help Mozambique fight an insurgency, backed by the Islamic State, […]
11 Oct 2020

Filling a copper void

11 October 2020 – With a copper deficit looming, my pick of the week is Canadian giant Ivanhoe Mines’ Kamoa-Kakula copper project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). […]
10 Oct 2020

Synergies in Côte d’Ivoire

10 October 2020 – Perseus Mining’s acquisition of Exore Resources’ Bagoé gold project in Côte d’Ivoire is an interesting development in the West African mining space. Bagoé is made up […]
9 Oct 2020

Private sector to bolster conservation in Rwanda

04 October 2020 – In a significant move the Rwandan government has approved a draft for a new law that will enable private companies to venture into wildlife conservation for […]
8 Oct 2020

Construction of third Ghana port in the pipeline

08 October 2020 – According to Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Ghana’s country minister of transport, plans to start construction at the Keta seaport are well underway and it is expected that […]
7 Oct 2020

Concrete steps needed to end impunity in DRC

First published by Human Rights Watch (Washington, DC) 07 October 2020 – Kinshasa – The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) authorities and the United Nations have not done enough to […]
6 Oct 2020

Nuclear techniques to assist Nigeria farmers

By Carley Willis, IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication 06 October 2020 – Fleeing from terrorists and sheltering in makeshift camps for the internally displaced is a reality for many […]
5 Oct 2020

Ethiopia ready for a gold rush

05 October 2020 – According to an article first published by Bloomberg, Ethiopian gold exports surged after the central bank offered higher prices for the metal in a bid to […]
4 Oct 2020

Sudan’s humanitarian crisis deepens

Published by UN News 03 October 2020 – Catastrophic flooding and rising food and health costs in Sudan, have driven up the number of people in need, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said […]
3 Oct 2020

Nigeria on track after 60 years of independence

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber 03 October 2020 – While getting Nigeria to the point where it can realise the full potential of its petroleum resources has […]
2 Oct 2020

Governments need to improve ease of doing business

02 October 2020 – To attract investments, African governments need to improve the ease of doing business. This point was raised earlier this week during a webinar held jointly by […]
1 Oct 2020

Turning Africa’s urbanisation crisis into opportunity

01 October 2020 – Africa is the most rapidly urbanising continent, with 50% of the population projected to be living in cities by 2035. The populations of the continent’s 10 […]
30 Sep 2020

Magufuli dances macabre with mining

By LM Louw 30 September 2020 – As Tanzania heads into its next general election president John Magufuli seems to have the edge on his long list of competitors. However, […]
29 Sep 2020

Tourism could kickstart Liberia’s economy

29 September 2020 – Nestled in nicely between Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire on the lush west coast of Africa, Liberia should be a top tourism destination in Africa. In […]
28 Sep 2020

Borrowing from the ocean

28 September 2020 – Oranjemund in Namibia is an important site for the extraction of precious stones. Mining companies in this region have been borrowing from the ocean for a […]
27 Sep 2020

The business of SDGs

Nyon, Switzerland, Sept. 23, 2020 – Just 10 years are left to achieve the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and as one of the few sectors with links […]
26 Sep 2020

Mkango’s Malawi moves

By L.M. Louw 26 September 2020 – My pick of the week is Canadian company Mkango Resources’ projects in the small country of Malawi, also known as the warm heart […]
25 Sep 2020

LNG project will only transform without interference says Ayuk

By NJ Ayuk, executive chairman of the African Energy Chamber  25 September 2020 – The Mozambique LNG project has the potential to transform the country and the entire region, however, […]
24 Sep 2020

The keys to a peaceful Sahel

By Mabingué Ngom. Dakar, Senegal, 21 September 2020 – The key to a peaceful Sahel is the responsibility of the people of the region to free themselves from the current […]
23 Sep 2020

Is the DRC really a problem child?

By Jessica Stang, community manager of the Germany Africa Business Forum. Berlin, Germany, 22 September 2020 – Is the DRC really a problem child? According to the World Bank, just […]
22 Sep 2020

World Bank supports farmers in Uganda

22 September 2020 – The World bank supports farmers in Uganda. Agriculture is the lifeblood of Uganda’s economy. It employs 70% of the population and contributes a quarter of the […]
22 Sep 2020

Gold contributes to SDGs

22 September 2020 – Gold contributes to SDG’s. This is the message from the World Gold Council (WGC). To coincide with the 75th session of the United Nations (UN) General […]
21 Sep 2020

When in Nigeria, ask for the South African in Abuja

21 September 2020 – When in Nigeria, ask for the South African in Abuja. Not many South Africans have travelled to Nigeria. Less than a handful have  started up their […]
20 Sep 2020

Kenya makes progress in energy efficiency

20 September 2020 – Kenya has made significant progress in energy efficiency. Last week, the Kenyan Government, through the Ministry of Energy (MOE) last week launched the Kenya National Energy […]