R17 October 2019
As LNG projects in the north of Mozambique progress, the government faces two major hurdles: financially, to find capital for its share of the investment needed to develop the Rovuma basin world-class natural gas reserves, which could top US$1 billion; militarily, to ensure safety in Cabo Delgado province from Islamist insurgents. In both instances, Russia has come to the rescue.
C15 October 2019
Mining company Jinan Hi-Tech will help bolster China’s presence in Mozambique’s graphite extraction and processing after receiving authorisation from China’s National Development and Reform Commission to buy a 34.01% stake in Australia’s Triton Minerals.
C10 October 2019
Cabo Verde is among the most attractive tourist markets in West Africa at a time when the continent is increasingly attracting tourism investment, according to an assessment released by Hospitality and Tourism International Consulting.
On 30 August, Timor-Leste celebrated the 20th anniversary of the referendum that eventually led to independence from Indonesia in 2002. Despite the national pride generated by the occasion, the country is still struggling to stabilise the economy and reduce poverty levels.
A new alliance agreement between Europe and Africa will level the playing field for them in African countries after complaints that Chinese official credit lines make them less competitive vis-a-vis Chinese counterparts in African countries.
A19 September 2019
The governments of coastal states across Africa have complained about the impact of unregulated and unlicensed fishing on local fish populations. Fish stocks in other parts of the world have crashed and now many industrial scale vessels have moved into African waters.