Martin Kabwelulu, DRC minister of mining. Photo: Mining News
DRC revises mining code to make most of battery-driven cobalt boom

KINSHASA - As demand for batteries drives a surge in the price of cobalt, the Democratic Republic of Congo is gearing up to overhaul its mining regulations to harvest more profit from the coveted metal.

18 Jan 2018

Hydropower plays a massive role electrifying many countries. Photo: Shutterstock
New dams in Africa could add risk to power supplies down the line

In the 1980s and 1990s parts of Africa saw a surge in dam building for energy production. After a brief hiatus there has been renewed interested. Many new construction projects are planned and underway across sub-Saharan Africa.

By Declan Conway 15 Jan 2018