Though the currency is strengthening, the economic fundamentals of electricity shortages and drought still pose notable threats
Kitwe is today home to thousands of unemployed miners. Malnutrition, prostitution and crime are burgeoning
New law gives 70% of mining revenues to the central government, 20% to county governments and 10% to the local communities
Clear competitive advantages, not nationalistic sentiment, should determine what steps are taken towards value addition of raw materials, if any
"There has never been a better time to develop a mining project, but there has never been a worse time to finance one."
As Mining Indaba explores the future, the big facts around the industry that will blow you away.
Proponents say President Koroma was managing the country well until he was “interrupted” by the Ebola outbreak of 2014-15, so he should continue
Testament to the human spirit: 5 Tanzanian miners freed after 41 days underground—they ate roaches and frogs to survive
When they called out for help other miners thought they were hearing evil spirits and fled, but had the presence of mind to report it.
PPC is building a new cement plant in Harare worth $86.1 million.
Last year Zim recorded investment inflows of $545 million, the highest since the country embraced the multi-currency regime in 2009.
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Rout in commodity prices is the lowest in 12 years, with Zambia, Guinea and Botswana among the exporters that could struggle.