Political Economy

2 Dec 2020

Wheels start turning for Keras’ manganese project in Togo

By LM Louw 02 November 2020 – The wheels have started turning for AIM listed Keras Resources in Togo. Keras’ executives have met with key government officials in a bid […]
29 Nov 2020

What you need to know about the DRC Mining Code

By Peter Finan, principal at Support Legal in New York, USA 29 November 2020 – The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a treasure trove for mineral exploration and […]
25 Nov 2020

An impact catalyst in SA’s Limpopo province

25 November – The Impact Catalyst recently hosted a virtual workshop on the Limpopo Development Plan 2020-2025 in South Africa to discuss opportunities for the private sector. The virtual workshop […]
23 Nov 2020

Private investment will strengthen fragile African states

By LM Louw for WhyAfrica 23 November 2020 – Private investment, in tandem with other forms of funding, can strengthen fragile African states and improve the outlook of its people. […]
22 Nov 2020

African Development Bank calls for Faster Industrialisation of African Economies

22 November 2020 – The African Development Bank counts industrialising Africa as one of its high-5 key strategic aims, critical for the transformation of African economies At the forefront of […]
19 Nov 2020

Greening intra-African trade is key to sustainable industrialisation

By Dr Henok Asmelash – lecturer at Birmingham Law School, the University of Birmingham 19 November 2020 – Ensuring the sustainability of their industrialisation is not just a matter of […]
14 Nov 2020

Mozambique withdraws prospecting licenses

14 November 2020 – The Mozambique government has withdrawn more than 2000 mining prospecting licenses over the last five years because the holders failed to initiate mining activities. According to […]
13 Nov 2020

Uganda’s electricity regulations top class

13 November 2020 – According to the African Development Bank’s Electricity Regulatory Index Report 2020, Uganda tops the list of African countries with the best developed electricity regulatory framework.    […]
8 Nov 2020

Africa offers investment returns despite challenges.

Abidjan, Ivory Coast – 08 November 2020 – There are unmatched investment returns in Africa despite the challenges. The consensus among panelists taking part in the AIF’s recent webinar was […]
5 Nov 2020

Lime operation a boost for DRC’s cement production

05 November 2020 – The government of the DRC expects a recently commissioned lime kiln at a cement plant to boost the country’s annual cement production substantially.  The kiln at […]
2 Nov 2020

Insurgents still active in Cabo Delgado

02 November 2020 – Despite efforts by the Mozambican government to curtail attacks by insurgents on villages in the Cabo Delgado Province, the situation has not improved enough to regard […]
1 Nov 2020

Big men, little people

By LM Louw 01 November 2020 – The big men are back. While democracy in Africa has strengthened over the past 20 years or so, there are worrying signs that […]
28 Oct 2020

Second gas discovery gives SA hope

28 October 2020 – A second gas discovery gives SA hope during tough times after Covid-19 lockdowns in the first half of the year wrecked the national economy. Total’s second […]
27 Oct 2020

Ethiopia a prime spot for geologists

27 October 2020 – Ethiopia has become a prime spot for geologists and junior exploration companies as the country’s government ease up on regulations and prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali’s […]
24 Oct 2020
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Twiga’s gold mines in Tanzania is pick of the week

By LM Louw  24 October 2020 – As Tanzania enters the final straight before general elections, my pick of the week is Twiga Minerals, a joint venture between Barrick Gold […]
22 Oct 2020

South Sudan elections critical

By Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Former Minister of Petroleum, South Sudan Juba, South Sudan – 21 October 2020 – South Sudan elections are critical and a free and fair election is […]
21 Oct 2020

New drive to attract private sector capital to Africa

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 20 October 2020 – There is a new drive to attract private sector capital to Africa. Africa’s largest development finance institutions have emphasised that a sustained and […]
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, […]