Spiking demand for cobalt is taking electric vehicle manufacturers to one of the riskiest operating environments in Africa.
Geopoliticalmonitor.com sits down with Andrew Cheatle, Executive Director of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).
A simmering political crisis in the DRC risks civil war and disintegration in the long-suffering African state.
Recent developments in Ottawa and the courts count as a step towards establishing a culture of accountability for Canadian mining companies operating abroad.
The shutdown of Pan African Minerals’ manganese mine at Tambao has some mining companies on edge ahead of new regulations in Burkina Faso. Yet new laws could well be a boon for the industry.
Will the impasse between the Mongolian government and major mining firm Rio Tinto over the massive gold-copper Oyu Tolgoi mine finally be resolved, and as early as this month?
Afghanistan’s vast resource wealth is supposed to take over the reins of economic development when foreign aid dries up. But three of the biggest joint ventures in the country’s mineral and energy sectors suggest that this won’t be the case.
As Vladimir Putin fights ferociously to keep Western institutions out of former Soviet states in Eastern Europe, mineral-rich Mongolia on Russia’s southeast border faces a similar dilemma with different actors.
All of South Africa’s political ills are weakening its position at the bargaining table, and may cost it billions in rand in the end.
Last week’s election result has brought more questions than answers concerning the future of Greenland’s mining industry.