For months now, Africa's rough diamonds have been increasing in value but the sale proceeds do not reach the people. Instead, they benefit the metropolitan elite and the mine companies, which are usually foreign-owned.
In a packed room at the headquarters of global law firm Shearman and Sterling LLC, Nigerian entrepreneur and business leader, Aliko Dangote told investors: "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world." High-level business leaders and international diplomats were invited by the Corporate Council for Africa to hear Aliko Dangote, and Rwandan president Paul Kagame, openly converse on Africa's opportunities and challenges.
Renewable energy has journeyed from the subsidised fringes of electricity supply to become an integral part of the power landscape, particularly across Africa where it has the potential to provide millions of citizens and businesses with access to a cleaner, more affordable, easily deployable and rapidly scalable source of power.
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A new phosphate mine on the West Coast is being challenged by environmental activists and state departments who say the mine has been unlawfully established and fear it could damage the surrounding sensitive environment.
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Scan Display, an exhibition, event and display specialist, has been appointed the official exhibition contactor for Investing in African Mining Indaba 2018.
Scan Display 20 Sep 2017
AngloGold Ashanti has signed a memorandum of understanding with a group interested in buying its Kopanang gold mine, which the company is preparing to close.
Impala Platinum (Implats), the world's second-largest producer of the metal, is heading for turbulent times as it cuts jobs and tackles its unprofitable Rustenburg mines, the biggest contributor to group production and a major factor to its full-year loss.