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Namibian miners turn to Australia for FDI as Canada looks elsewhere

Canada has traditionally been the major investor in Namibia's mining sector, but interest has dried up in recent years. Who will fill the gap?

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An injection of energy into Namibia

Hopes are high that the liberalisation of Namibia's energy market will attract foreign investment.

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Zambia looks to 'land farm' model to realise agricultural potential

Land-rich Zambia is seeking investors to develop its agricultural sector on a major scale.

Namibian mining industry opposes tax reforms

Namibia's mining industry is responsible for 14% of GDP and expanded 28% in 2018, but now it fears that government proposals to change taxes will hit exploration and deter investment. Jason Mitchell reports.

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Gaborone mayor plays to city's strengths

The mayor of the Botswanan capital of Gaborone tells fDi that the city is keen to exploit its expertise in diamond cutting and argibusiness.

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Kazakhstan pushes on with major privatisation programme

As part of its plan to reduce government share in the economy to 15%, Kazakhstan aims to sell more than 700 companies by 2020. 

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Mining investors prepare to play longer game

A recovery in the prices of gold and copper has done little for investment levels in the mining sector in Africa. However, writes Adrienne Klasa, having learnt from their mistakes during the crash, many in the industry accept that a slower, more sensible approach is now needed.

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Why Chinese investment remains crucial to resource-rich Africa

China‚Äôs willingness to invest in mining in politically unstable, high-risk African countries could help the continent make the most of the slight rebound in commodity prices. Finbarr Toesland reports.

Is Uruguay mining's next big thing?

Unlike many of its South American neighbours, Uruguay is not known as a force in mining. However, new legislation and inward investment could be set to change that situation.

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Resilience reigns: African ministers intent on overcoming adversities

Facing challenges ranging from security threats to economic instability, ministers from Kenya, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe explain how they are working to remove barriers to future economic growth in their countries and implementing positive changes for future generations.

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