AFRICA

Moscow and Riyadh challenge Rabat on African phosphates market

Morocco's OCP, which is the leader in the fast-growing African fertilisers market, has run into increasing competition from Russia's PhosAgro and Saudi Arabia's Maaden, particularly on its west African "home" turf. The battle has been made fiercer by the direct interventions made by heads of state and governments. [...] (1220 words)
Issue dated 22/06/2020 Reading time 5 minutes
A dragline carries untreated phosphate after being dropped off on a mountain at a phosphate mine at the Boucraa factory of the National Moroccan phosphate company (OCP) situated in the southern provinces.
A dragline carries untreated phosphate after being dropped off on a mountain at a phosphate mine at the Boucraa factory of the National Moroccan phosphate company (OCP) situated in the southern provinces. © Reuters/Youssef Boudlal
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