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First Quantum suspends work at Mauritania copper, gold mine
First Quantum Minerals has suspended operations at the Guelb Moghrein copper and gold mine in Mauritania, where days of worker protests over pay left one person dead over the weekend.
ENRC secures Congo mine licence for $102m
Eurasian Natural Resources Corp can press ahead with production at a controversial mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after the London-listed mining group secured a new licence from the government for $101.5m.
Japan and Vietnam join forces to exploit rare-earth elements
“Japan is the second-largest consumer of rare-earth products after China, but it could catch up in a few years if the Japanese government gives proper backing,” says Yasushi Watanabe, an expert in mineral processing engineering at the National ...
Seeing potential in Ghana's oil boom town Takoradi
In Takoradi, international hotels are limited, despite increased business traffic from investors interested in developing the oil and gas industry.
New lithography technique enables production of nanoscale patterns of titania ...
( -- Titanium dioxide, or titania, is an inorganic material commonly used as a whitening agent in food and toothpaste. It is also used as one of the main active ingredients in sunscreens.
British fashion retailer Topshop launches pop-up store in Africa
Gap's move followed that of Spain's Inditex Group - Europe's largest fashion retailer - which launched its first South African Zara store in Johannesburg late last year, and its second in Durban in March. Last year How we made it in Africa reported ...
'A really big opportunity': Inside PSG's $46m Zambian farming deal
Chayton made its first investment after Crowder was approached by two Zimbabwean farmers who lost their farms due to the Mugabe government's land reforms.
KFC expects more global fast-food chains to enter the Kenyan market
It was very flattering and humbling to see Kenyans queuing to try our products when we first opened. Even today we still have similar volumes, although the queues have died down because the processes are much faster and efficient.
Looking to invest in African retail? Three interesting countries to consider
Pick n Pay opened its first two outlets in 2010 and picked prime retail locations, such as the newly built Makeni Junction Mall and Levy Business Park in Lusaka.
'Stress is an essential ingredient for growth,' says mobile money pioneer
Fundamo powered Africa's first mobile financial services platform, which in 2002 launched as Celpay Zambia. Fundamo's platform is currently being used in 40 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.