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Simandou setbacks

The Simandou project, which will develop Africa’s largest-ever iron-ore mine, has hit new trouble and Guinea looks for more help from Asia

On 15 March, Guinean President Alpha Condé sent a message of congratulations to China’s new leader, Xi Jinping. Apparently, the President had not yet fully digested the bad news de...


Missing money

The political class is up in arms about the local authorities who are responsible for spending development funds from mining companies

A Liberian politician has accused a presidential appointee – who secretly recorded him making comments suggestive of corruption – of misappropriating government funds. Representati...


Ups and downs in palm oil

China Development Bank is lending a hand to the agricultural investment plans of Golden Veroleum, controlled by Singapore-based Golden Agri-Resources. In March, the CDB extended a ...


Experts only rule for work permits

The SWAPO government has turned down a request from a Chinese state-backed company for unlimited numbers of work permits. Eastern China Non-Ferrous Metals Investment Holding (ECE) ...


Workers of China unite – in Africa

Trades unions may still have problems operating independently in China but Chinese workers and entrepreneurs are more ready to take industrial action on African projects.


Fametal, SOKIMO and Ituri’s gold

Despite its troubles with the Congolese authorities last year, the Chinese group Fametal has now established a dominant position in Ituri’s gold belt. In March, Fametal President W...


Hanlong misses the Sundance deal deadline

One of the longest and most problematic Chinese takeover sagas is finally drawing to a sorry end for Sichuan-based Hanlong Mining and Australia’s Sundance Resources. The main attra...


Extractive pains

Addax Petroleum, the Swiss-based oil company acquired by China’s Sinopec in August 2009, is the latest firm to enter into a dispute with Gabon as President Ali Bongo Ondimba’s gove...


Negotiating African risk

After underestimating the challenges facing their African investments, Chinese companies are looking for new ways to protect their projects and personnel

'China wholeheartedly welcomed by Africa,’ crowed the state-owned China Daily on 5 March. Yet China’s ever-growing relations with the continent face a complex environment of politi...


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