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South Africa: Mining Opportunities Exist for Russian Investors

phMiningBy Kester Kenn Klomegah

MOSCOW, March 25, 2014 (Buziness Africa) -- While Russian authorities have shown strong interest in broadening participation in the huge and untapped mining potentials and still crafting strategic ways to get involve in the natural resources exploration in South Africa, leading policy experts said that the Russian industry leaders would face keen competition and uphill struggle for a win-win against other foreign players.

Read more... Monday, 24 March 2014 20:10
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Africa: Namibia Ranked Second in Mining in Africa

MininSasolBy Edgar Brandt

WINDHOEK, Windhoek, March 15, 2014 (New Era) — In a recent survey by the Canadian-based research organization the Fraser Institute, Namibia has been ranked the second most favourable investment destination for mining and exploration activities on the African continent.

Read more... Saturday, 15 March 2014 09:58
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Africa’s Billions that the Poor Won’t Touch

diamondminesAnalysis by Miriam Gathigah and Jeffrey Moyo

NAIROBI/HARARE, Jan 17, 2014 (IPS) - With its two-trillion-dollar economy, recent discoveries of billions of dollars worth of minerals and oil, and the number of investment opportunities it has to offer global players, Africa is slowly shedding its image as a development burden.

Read more... Friday, 17 January 2014 17:11
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Nigeria Signs $1.3 Billion Power Plant Deal With China

electricity3By James Emelo with News Agency Reports

ABUJA, Nigeria, September 29, 2013 (This Day) -- The federal government has signed a deal with Chinese companies to build a $1.3 billion power plant in the country. The deal is part of efforts to end chronic electricity shortages that are a major brake on growth. Nigeria produces only a few hours of electricity a day, forcing those who can afford it to rely on expensive diesel generators that drain billions of dollars from Africa's second largest economy and discourage foreign investment.

Read more... Sunday, 29 September 2013 22:04
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Nigeria Turns to Poland for Clean Coal-to-Power Technology

By Chineme Okafor

ABUJA, Nigeria, August 28, 2013 (This Day) -- Nigeria has pledged its commitment to partner genuine investors in clean coal-to-power technology from Poland, as the country is keenly interested to diversify and include coal as a sustainable part of its energy mix.

Read more... Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:48
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First African Renewable Energy Conference

By Ayuureyisiya Kapini Atafori

ACCRA, Ghana, July 05, 2013 (Public Agenda) - The first conference in Africa solely focused on off-grid renewable energy technologies will be held in Accra in October this year with a special look at applications in rural communities of developing countries. Off-grid technology is extremely important throughout Africa with many of the continent's inhabitants without access to the grid.

Read more... Friday, 05 July 2013 10:29

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