The “Old” and the “New” ANC Set to Clash in Choice of New Leader on Sunday

    The “Old” and the “New” ANC Set to Clash in Choice of New Leader on Sunday South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) expects to announce Jacob Zuma’s successor as party leader on Sunday, a spokesman said, concluding a bruising leadership battle that threatens to tear it apart before a 2019 election. The…

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Post-Sanctions Sudan Dangles $10bn to Lure Back Investors: Will They Come?

    Post-Sanctions Sudan Dangles $10bn to Lure Back Investors: Will They Come? Post-Sanctions Sudan is hoping to entice investors to bring in about $10bn to the country, following the end of sanctions. The question is: Will they come? Sudan’s president is wanted for crimes against humanity, the economy has lost much of its oil…

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What the South African Chamber of Mines Says About Mining Sector Will Surprise You

What the South African Chamber of Mines Says About Mining Sector Will Surprise You The South African Chamber of Mines (SACM) is not happy about the policy and regulatory environment of the mining industry and has ideas about what must be done. This understatement is clearly the message of its juts published report entitled  “What…

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Nigeria Wants $21bn It Hasn’t Bothered to Collect From Offshore Oil Companies Since 1993

  Nigeria Wants $21bn It Hasn’t Bothered to Collect From Offshore Oil Companies Since 1993 Nigeria wants deep offshore oil companies to pay at least $21 billion, money that oil-rich but chronically mismanaged country says oil companies owe but has not bothered to collect since 1993. The situation may soon change if the government succeeds…

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Will DR Congo Finally Face Down Miners’ Pressure Again Over Revised Code?

  Will DR Congo Finally Face Down Miners’ Pressure Again Over Revised Code? The air is rife again with speculations over whether the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo will again succumb to pressure by mining companies that proposed changes to the mining code adopted by the lower house of parliament last week would do lasting damage to…

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Just How Crazy Has the Cryptocurrency Bubble Become?

Just How Crazy Has the Cryptocurrency Bubble Become? The bubbles are many–and this new viz shows how quickly the latest have ballooned. BY JESUS DIAZ   There’s nothing really surprising in the data behind this animated chart spotted on r/DataIsBeautiful showing four years of cryptocurrency sales. Yet it’s still pretty crazy to see the number of cryptocurrencies and their valuation…

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