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Monthly archives for November, 2015

Botswana’s diamond dilemma

Botswana’s diamond dilemma

The waste pile from Debswana’s Jwaneng diamond mine is visible for miles across southern Botswana’s wide, flat plains. Source: African Business

Devolution in Kenya: Panacea or probl...

Devolution in Kenya: Panacea or problematic?

The levels of violence that followed Kenya’s disputed 2007 presidential elections called for radical action to address perceived inequality and rampant corruption. Source: African Business

Luxury brands turn to Africa

Luxury brands turn to Africa

Despite high inequality, South Africa has long been considered a bastion of wealth in Africa. Luxury brands see it as an established market for high-end goods. Source: African Business

Zimbabwe’s currency quandaries

Zimbabwe’s currency quandaries

Zimbabwe is stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to currency. Source: African Business

Interview: Ali Moshiri, President of ...

Interview: Ali Moshiri, President of Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production

It has been a rough year for the oil industry. For African commodities exporters, the benign decade of the commodities supercycle appears to be well and truly over. Source: Perspective

Challenges ahead for North African so...

Challenges ahead for North African solar export

In October, the first stage of a Moroccan solar power mega project opened for production. Noor I – a new concentrated solar power (CSP) plant at the Moroccan city of Ouarzazate – has revitalised interest in capitalising on North Africa’s renewable potential. Source: African Business

Ethiopia still bullish on China indus...

Ethiopia still bullish on China industrial investment

The slowdown in China’s economy has had ripple effects at home and abroad. Yet despite indications that China’s economy is set to grow at a sustained level below 7 percent for the first time in a quarter of a century, at least one key partner remains unfazed: Ethiopia. Source: African Business

Mozambique resists cronyism in gas li...

Mozambique resists cronyism in gas licensing

 As Mozambique ramps up liquified natural gas (LNG) production to become one of the top three producers in the world, the country’s resource management policy is coming under scrutiny. Source: African Business

Hard choices as Nigeria’s liquidity c...

Hard choices as Nigeria’s liquidity crunch deepens

Nigeria is in a tough spot. Oil prices are falling, President Buhari is six months into his term and has only begun to form a cabinet and foreign exchange reserves are dwindling. Source: African Business