Does Brexit spell bad news for diamond traders?
The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union (EU) could have a direct effect on diamond producers in Africa. While [...]
Taking the long-term approach has paid off for the Chinese mining operators, services and trading firms patiently lobbying to take control of Congo-K's mining sector. While Chinese investors are not the most proactive presence at the various mining forums and [...]
The conflict waging between George Forrest International (GFI) and Congolese state-run firm Gecamines for control of the Lubumbashi slag heap (AMI 391) conceals another, more strategic, tug-of-war. When it had evicted GFI from the slag heap, Gecamines is reported to [...]
Electricity, or the lack thereof, is a prickly topic in Katanga, and the root of a heated debate between miners and local authorities. Neither side wants to pick up the slack for costly power imports. The province's chronic power shortage [...]