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Botswana Economy Lifts Marginally

Botswana Economy Lifts Marginally

AFRICANGLOBE – Botswana’s economy lifted 1.1 percent quarter-on-quarter in the third quarter of 2012, it was announced on Thursday. According to the Central Statistics Office showed that this is after rising by a revised 0.3 percent in the second quarter.

Jacob Zuma Re-Elected as Head Of the ANC

South African President Jacob Zuma easily won re-election yesterday to be the leader of the African National Congress at the ANC’s five-day conference in Mangaung.

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Israel’s Oligarchs in Africa Face New Probes

Israel’s mining magnates have invested huge sums in African projects, and officials say that construction, pharmaceutical and agriculture companies will not be far behind. The former ambassador strides across his office next to the diamond bourse in Tel Aviv raring to enthuse about the business opportunities. After a career in Israel’s foreign service, Eli Avidar’s […]

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South Africa: Economic Shock A Result of Bad Labour Relations, Inequality

The South African economy has recently taken a major blow due to a much-reported epidemic of labour disputes in the mining industry. Approximately 50,000 mine workers have gone on strike across companies, with violent clashes leading to injuries and deaths, as well as billions of dollars in lost production. The visible financial impact has been […]

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South African Miners Shot Dead by Security

Mine security guards shot and killed two striking coal miners in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday, amid continuing tensions and clashes in South Africa’s mining sector. The latest killings took place at a mine near Dannhauser, about 125 miles south of Johannesburg. According to a local police commander, a confrontation unfolded after about 100 striking miners gathered […]

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Indian Firm to Invest $2 Billion In West African Iron-Ore Project

Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. is considering entering into an iron-ore plant acquisition deal of up to $2 billion in West Africa, in order to fuel operations in India and Oman. The company hopes the acquisition will secure 1 billion metric tonnes of iron-ore, needed to increase production at Jindal’s factories located in Asia and […]

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Angola Has Huge Amounts of Mineral Wealth – Official

Angola’s subsoil offers a wide variety of minerals, such as precious metals (gold and platinoid), basic (iron, copper, chromium, nickel), industrial (phosphates, limestone and industrial salts), heavy (zircon and titanium), and ornamental and building materials, said Wednesday in Luanda, the national director of mining, Kavungo Marlon. Addressing a lecture on the mining sector in Angola, […]

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Time to Improve Govts’ Role in Africa’s Extractive Industry

The rise in commodities prices over the past decade (referred to by some economists as the ‘commodities super-cycle’) has led to a renewed debate on the role of the state in Africa’s extractive industry. Governments are increasingly exploring new channels through which state ownership and/or control of strategic mineral assets can be optimised. Calls for […]

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Apartheid Did Not Die: It is Hidden by an Illusion

The murder of 34 miners by the South African police, most of them shot in the back, puts paid to the illusion of post-apartheid democracy and illuminates the new worldwide apartheid of which South Africa is both an historic and contemporary model. In 1894, long before the infamous Afrikaans word foretold “separate development” for the […]

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