Nigeria’s mining code overhaul needs improved northern security to succeed

Nigeria’s first revision of its mining code since 2007 needs to be accompanied by better mining security in the north of the country, if the...
Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo addresses a press conference after the "G20 Compact with Africa" (CwA) meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Tobias Schwarz/Pool Photo via AP)/LLT125/21239651939709/POOL PHOTO/2108272015

DRC rule of law must improve to realise EAC potential, economists say

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s prospective membership of the East African Community (EAC) won’t realise its full potential unless the rule of law becomes the...

Kinshasa’s hopes and the coming cobalt crunch

The energy transition is seen as marking a shift away from the “bad old” habits of the fossil fuel industry, but accessing the strategic resources...
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Security risk on the rise in the Sahel

Gold miners in West Africa’s Sahel region are increasingly getting caught up in the struggle between armed groups and security forces, as the security situation...
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Guinea names AngloGold alum as minister

The ruling junta of Guinea has appointed an ex-AngloGold Ashanti executive as mines minister, in a move that analysts said would be “reassuring” for miners.
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Zambia’s mineral royalty plan “a step in the right direction”: CoM

Zambia’s plan to remove mineral royalty taxes non-detectability was “a step in the right direction” towards full reform of the mining tax regime, Zambia Chamber...
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Guinea’s military junta will strive to keep miners on board

Guinea will seek to avoid scaring off miners of its bauxite and iron-ore minerals after the coup which brought Colonel Mamady Doumbouya to power. Mining...
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Civil unrest hits South African mineral supply chains

Port, rail and road transport operations in South Africa have been disrupted by ongoing civil unrest and violence, with several notices of force majeure issued,...
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Ex-South Africa President Jacob Zuma ordered to serve 15-month prison sentence

South Africa’s Constitutional Court has sentenced former President Jacob Zuma to 15 months in prison for contempt of court. Zuma was found guilty by the...
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Ahmed win good for mining in Ethiopia: analyst

A win for Ethiopia's incumbent prime minister Abiy Ahmed in this week’s general election will be a good result for mining companies as his Prosperity...