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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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Tech giant SoftBank extends its rollercoaster ride

Japan’s SoftBank Group has made a dizzying number of investments all over the world. Where this will take the debt-laden company is the topic of much debate. Adrienne Klasa reports.

From News

All eyes on South Africa as Zuma resigns presidency

The resignation of Jacob Zuma and election of Cyril Ramaphosa to South Africa’s presidency has largely been welcomed in global markets. But how will Mr Ramaphosa mend the country's sputtering economy?

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Mozambique closes $8bn offshore LNG deal

Mozambique may be one of the world’s more financially troubled economies, but that has not stopped it from closing one of the region’s most ambitious energy deals.

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Isolation by airlines: Sierra Leone’s greatest challenge in Ebola recovery?

As Sierra Leone copes with the setback of a new mortality from Ebola, the country’s finance minister has singled out isolation by international airlines as the biggest obstacle to economic recovery.

From News

Despite slowing growth, China in Africa for the long haul

China lowered its 2015 growth projections to “around 7 percent” on 5 March - the slowest rate in 24 years - amid fears that a slowdown in the Asian powerhouse could dampen economic ties with Africa.

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SAB Miller aims for the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ in Africa

SAB Miller, the world’s second largest brewing company, will adopt a new strategy targeting low income consumers in Africa.

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2015 a 'complicated' year for elections across Africa

For a continent with 54 countries, it is not unusual for Africa to see multiple elections in the average year. However, 2015 is set be “remarkably stacked”, according to analysis from South Africa’s Standard Bank, with nearly one in three countries across the region headed for major parliamentary or presidential polls.

From News

Zambia copper disputes reflect wider unease in African mining

As the mining industry gathers for the annual Mining Indaba conference in South Africa, Zambia is the latest country in the region to become embroiled in disputes over natural resource regulation with companies operating within its borders.

From News

Jonathan shifts blame for Nigeria poll delay onto electoral commission

Following the announcement on 9 February that Africa’s biggest economy would postpone a hotly contested presidential election for six weeks, Nigeria’s embattled President Goodluck Jonathan appears to be shifting some of the blame for the delay onto the country’s electoral commission.

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