Mining industry squares up to Tshisekedi over VAT
Since early August, mining operators in the DRC have been pushing back against recent fiscal and budgetary measures introduced by the central government in Kinshasa. On 8 September, the leading industry players turned out in force for a meeting with President Félix Tshisekedi. [...]
World Bank takes interest in Robert Friedland's Nimba iron ore project
MIGA, the World Bank agency for foreign investment, is considering contributing to the financing of the Nimba iron ore project, which could prove crucial for the Guinean economy but also for the preservation of biodiversity. [...]
Alliance of mining expert and lobbyists creates stronghold on continent
American concern Providence Mining has plans to expand its African foothold and has a pool of mining sector veterans within its top management to lead the way. These include lobbyists for the ex-governor of the mineral-rich Katanga province Moïse Katumbi [. [...]
Is Liberia the solution to Rio Tinto and Chinalco's Simandou iron ore challenge?
Not wanting to have infrastructure costs cut into the profitability of their Guinean iron ore deposit Simandou, Australian mining giant Rio Tinto and China's Chinalco are in talks to sell the site's first output to steel giant ArcelorMittal. [...]