Angola Renews Reforms, to Privatize More Than 70 State-Owned Companies 

  Angola Renews Reforms, to Privatize More Than 70 State-Owned Companies Angola plans to privatize 74 state companies over the next few years, predominantly those in the industrial sector, according to the prospectus sent to investors as part of the country’s Eurobond issuance. Africa’s second-largest crude producer has been battered by a fall in the price…

Kinros Gold Miner Reels From ‘Resource Nationalism’ in Ghana and Mauritania

    Kinros Gold Miner Reels From ‘Resource Nationalism’ in Ghana and Mauritania  Kinross Gold is the latest miner to be hit by changing policies in Africa as governments seem increasingly willing to upend historic deals with foreign companies in their quest for more mining revenue. Mauritania’s rejection of a key permit to expand a Kinross project, and a proposed mining code review…

Glencore’s Penchant for Murky Business Could Unravel in DR-Congo

  Glencore’s Congo Mining Conundrum Miner and commodities trader Glencore is embroiled in a legal tangle over its copper and cobalt operations in Democratic Republic of Congo, where conflict and changes to regulations have deterred many mining firms. US sanctions on Glencore‘s former Israeli partner in Congo have been a trigger for litigation. At the same time, relations with the Congolese authorities are under strain from a dispute…

Boosting Rural Agriculture and Food Security and Political Stability in Cote d’Ivoire

Boosting Rural Agriculture and Food Security and Political Stability in Cote d’Ivoire The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Cote d’Ivoire have today signed a financial agreement aimed at helping rural farmers add value to their products. A loan of $18.5 million from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), is set to benefit and…