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Diamond: Namibian Namdeb sells his Elizabeth Bay mine

Namdeb Holdings Limited, a diamond joint venture owned equally by the Namibian government and South African De Beers Group, announced the sale of its Elizabeth Bay mine to the Lewcor consortium. The transaction, worth 120 million Namibian dollars ($8.23 million), was announced on Thursday, September 12 by press release and closes Namdeb’s efforts since 2018…

The French sugar manufacturer Tereos sabre in its African activities

Hit hard by the fall in prices, the sugar manufacturer confirmed that it will soon cease its activities in South Africa and Kenya. With a price halved over the past three years, the fall in sugar prices continues to cause casualties in the sector. In line with the difficulties faced by many of its peers,…

South Sudan discovers its first oil field since independence

In the wake of Wednesday’s announcement by the Dar Petroleum Operating Company (DPOC), the Ministry of Petroleum of Southern Sudan confirmed on Thursday that the country had made its first oil discovery since the declaration of its independence in 2011. According to information provided by DPOC, a consortium of oil companies that includes Malaysia’s Petronas,…

Madagascar: the « green gold » rush and its perverse effects

Hery Andriamiandra et Jacques Leroueil Very high, the current price of vanilla is doing business in Madagascar, the world’s leading producer. But behind the windfall effect, there are many negative consequences. Decryption. « One vanilla ice cream for every accompanied child », « Two scoops of vanilla ice cream for the price of one! ». In this summer season,…

Madagascar : la ruée vers l’« or vert » et ses effets pervers

Hery Andriamiandra et Jacques Leroueil Très élevé, le cours actuel de la vanille fait les affaires de Madagascar, premier producteur mondial. Mais derrière l’effet d’aubaine, se cachent nombre de conséquences négatives. Décryptage. « Une glace à la vanille offerte pour tout enfant accompagné », « Deux boules de glace vanille pour le prix d’une ! ». En cette période estivale,…

Zambia: Vedanta Resources launches arbitration to recover Konkola mine

Engaged in an arm wrestling match with the Zambian government to control the Konkola copper mine, the Vedanta Resources mining group confirms that it has filed a request for arbitration. For Indian businessman Anil Agarwal, who built Vedanta Resources into a multinational mining company (copper, zinc, aluminium), the time for a counter-attack has come in…

Cacao : ce qu’il faut retenir du dernier rapport de la Banque mondiale sur l’économie ivoirienne (Partie 3 – Orientations)

Dans le sillage de la publication du dernier rapport de la Banque mondiale sur la situation économique ivoirienne (« Au Pays du cacao – Comment transformer la Côte d’Ivoire »), Ressources vous propose une synthèse détaillée des conclusions de cette étude, à travers une série de trois articles consacrés (Diagnostic / Mutations / Orientations). Dans cette troisième partie, retour…

Cacao : ce qu’il faut retenir du dernier rapport de la Banque mondiale sur l’économie ivoirienne (Partie 2 – Mutations)

Dans le sillage de la publication du dernier rapport de la Banque mondiale sur la situation économique ivoirienne (« Au Pays du cacao – Comment transformer la Côte d’Ivoire »), Ressources vous propose une synthèse détaillée des conclusions de cette étude, à travers une série de trois articles consacrés (Diagnostic / Mutations / Orientations). Dans cette seconde partie, retour…

Cacao : ce qu’il faut retenir du dernier rapport de la Banque mondiale sur l’économie ivoirienne (Partie 1 – Diagnostic)

Publié le 11 juillet dernier, le neuvième rapport de la Banque mondiale sur la situation économique en Côte d’Ivoire, intitulé « Au Pays du cacao – Comment transformer la Côte d’Ivoire », consacre toute sa seconde partie à cette filière stratégique et propose des pistes pour que celle-ci puisse transformer le pays durablement, de façon plus inclusive…

Natural gas in Gabon: development strategy

By Jaume FERRER, Investment Strategy and Promotion Advisor of the Government of the Gabonese Republic, and Elsa IZERE, Strategic Analyst. At the end of 2018, the Gabonese government decided to conduct a study of the natural gas sector – the country has reserves estimated at around 5,000 billion cubic metres – with a stated objective:…

Le gaz naturel au Gabon : stratégie de développement

Par Jaume FERRER, conseiller en stratégie et promotion des investissements du gouvernement de la République gabonaise, et Elsa IZERE, analyste stratégique. Fin 2018, le gouvernement gabonais a décidé de mener une étude de la filière gaz naturel – le pays dispose de réserves estimées à environ 5 000 milliards de mètres cubes – avec un objectif…

OCP, the South-South partnership as a strategy

The Cherifian Phosphate Office (OCP), the world’s leading exporter of phosphate ores, is also the spearhead of Morocco’s South-South cooperation policy. Which is precisely at the heart of the Kingdom’s continental expansion strategy…. At the beginning of June, the OCP Foundation announced the signing of two new agreements with its Spanish counterpart « Mujeres por Africa »…

DRC: Albert Yuma Mulimbi confirmed as head of Gécamines

Albert Yuma Mulimbi has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Générale des carrières et des mines (Gécamines) since 2010 and has been reappointed by President Félix Tshisekedi. nationale congolaise. An announcement that seems to have surprised many observers, many bearing in mind the recent snubbing of the President of the Federation of Congolese…

Marie-Chantal Kaninda, Executive Director of the World Diamond Council: « The diamond trade generates $7.6 billion in direct revenue for Africa annually ».

Marie-Chantal Kaninda, a Congolese woman (DRC), has been the Executive Director of the World Diamond Council since March 2017, having worked with the largest international mining groups (Ashanti Goldfields, AngloGold Ashanti, De Beers, Rio Tinto…). A key institution that represents the interests of the industry, particularly in the context of the Kimberley Process. As one…

Central African Republic: authorities reveal list of latest mining permits granted

Some 100 new mining permits have recently been published on the website of the Central African Ministry of Finance. Problem: Many of them are located outside the « green zone » authorized by the Kimberley Process. In a country where the issuance of mining permits is the subject of much speculation, the Central African authorities have decided…