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Africa is rich in diamonds but still poor

For months now, Africa's rough diamonds have been increasing in value but the sale proceeds do not reach the people...

2 days ago

Dangote emphasises diversification of African economies, importance of agriculture

Nigerian entrepreneur and business leader, Aliko Dangote told investors: "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world."

2 days ago

Tanzania seizes diamonds from British mining company

The Tanzanian government has confiscated diamonds worth nearly $30m after accusing British company Petra Diamonds of declaring a lower value when trying to export the gems...

11 Sep 2017

Renewed government support for Electra Mining Botswana

The Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security (formerly the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources) has again endorsed Electra Mining Botswana, which takes place at the Gaborone Fairgrounds from 12-14 September 2017...

31 Aug 2017

AI and the world of oil and gas

The way we power our world a decade from now may look quite different from today...

By Louise Steenekamp 25 Aug 2017

New mine set to double DRC's tin exports

When it reaches full capacity, the Alphamin Bisie tin mine will deliver 10,000 tonnes of tin per year, doubling the DRC's export of the commodity.

24 Aug 2017

Nigerian mining sector poised for great things

Several important developments in the Nigerian mining sector in the last year bode well for the industry's future...

8 Aug 2017

Mining Elites in Africa nomination deadline extended

Mining Review Africa has decided to extend the nomination deadline for its Mining Elites in Africa recognition of excellence project to Friday, 11 August 2017...

4 Aug 2017

Magufuli's mining reforms are a masterclass in political manoeuvring

Ever since his election in 2015, Tanzania's president John Magufuli has been a subject of public fascination.

By Dan Paget 31 Jul 2017

Guinea landslide kills three illegal miners

CONAKRY - Two women and a man who slipped past security in northeastern Guinea to pan for gold died in a landslide...

21 Jul 2017

Expanded engagement for Caterpillar: Boosting sales and alleviating poverty

A strong signal of growing business engagement with Africa by large US corporations was the announcement last September by Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman of plans to invest over $1b in Africa over the next five years...

14 Jul 2017

17 declared dead in Ghana goldmine collapse: lawmaker

Rescuers called off a search for miners who were trapped underground after an illegal goldmine collapsed in western Ghana, declaring 17 dead...

7 Jul 2017

Hunt for survivors after Ghana goldmine collapse

ACCRA - Rescuers are scrambling to locate survivors after an illegal goldmine collapsed in western Ghana, trapping at least 17 miners underground...

5 Jul 2017

High-tech diamond mining vessel starts operations

Debmarine's newest diamond mining vessel, SS Nujoma, has started operations after being commissioned in Walvis Bay last week...

20 Jun 2017

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100% renewable by 2050: the technology already exists to make it happen

Most of the world could switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050, creating millions of jobs, saving millions of lives that would otherwise be lost to air pollution, and avoiding 1.5? of warming. That's the bold claim of a major new study by Stanford professor Mark Jacobson and his colleagues, published in the journal Joule.

By Dénes Csala and Sgouris Sgouridis 24 Aug 2017

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