Accelerating Côte d’Ivoire’s green energy push: Opportunities for solar power generation

AML May 2021 Insight

Recent power outages in Côte d’Ivoire have laid bare the challenges rising energy demand poses to the country. Low water levels at hydroelectric dams, and insufficient capacity at thermal power plants, triggered electricity outages in major cities, including the commercial capital Abidjan. Since the outages began in April, the national utility company Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Electricité…

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Record copper prices double-edged sword for Zambian miners

AML Media mine

Copper mining companies in Zambia, Africa’s second-largest producer of copper after the Democratic Republic of Congo, are at odds with the record prices of copper, which have brought them significantly higher royalty bills than previously under the country’s current tax regime.

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