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Oromia makes up a third of Ethiopia’s landmass and is key to its fortunes: expert unpacks its significance

    By Bizuneh Yimenu, University of Birmingham   Ethiopia’s largest and most populous region, Oromia, has been in the news following reports of a rise in kidnappings for ransom. The region is no stranger to war and strife. Its people have long fought against political marginalisation. But the region is more than just the site of conflict. We asked Bizuneh Yimenu, who’s researched the region for over a decade […]

todayFebruary 19, 2024 3

South Africa

SA President Ramaphosa Emphasizes Just Energy Transition for a Sustainable Economy at Mining Indaba

SA's President Cyril Ramaphosa asserts the government's commitment to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy through the Just Energy Transition Investment Plan. Speaking at the 30th Investing in African Mining Indaba, he highlights the crucial role of the mining sector in this transformative journey. The plan aims to cultivate new industries, support green economy livelihoods, and encourage collaboration between the government and social partners. President Ramaphosa urges the mining industry to actively […]

todayFebruary 6, 2024 1


Will Kenya’s strategic mining reforms catalyse a sector renaissance?

    By Bonface Orucho, via bird story agency Kenya's mining and extractives sector is flourishing, reaping the rewards of recent reforms that promise to increase sector revenues as the country positions itself for economic gains from the burgeoning industry. From legal and legislative reforms to seamless mapping and surveying of available resources, the East African country is showing increased interest in tapping into new revenue-generating opportunities in the sector. […]

todayJanuary 30, 2024

Business / Economics

Risks posed by the proposed In Situ Leach Mining of Uranium in the Stampriet Artesian Basin, southeastern Namibia.

Open Letter to the Members of Cabinet, Members of Parliament, Standing Committees, Regional Governors, Councilors, Traditional Authorities and the Namibian Public   More than 99 percent of Earth's water is deemed unusable by humans and many other living organisms. It seems extraordinary that the water supporting all terrestrial life on our planet is so scarce (Source: National Geographic; North American and Australian groundwater databases). The water that sustains life falls […]

todayJanuary 19, 2024 15


Namibia has positioned itself as a leader among the top five African Energy nations

In the latest State of African Energy 2024 Outlook, Namibia has positioned itself as a leader among the top five African nations with the greatest demand for drilling rigs. The African Energy Chamber accentuates Namibia's pivotal role in the fiercely competitive energy sector, highlighting its substantial contribution to advancing efficient and sustainable resource exploration. Lifalaza Simataa of LPM weighs in.  

todayJanuary 18, 2024 1

Business / Economics

In reversal, Mexico calls for moratorium on international deep-sea mining

By Elizabeth Claire Alberts via Mongabay Creature of the deep sea. Image by NOAA. On Nov. 21, Mexico became the latest nation to call for a moratorium on deep-sea mining in international waters. Before this announcement, some Mexican delegates to the International Seabed Authority, the UN-associated body tasked with regulating the activity, had expressed support for fast-tracking mining rules that would enable mining to start. This announcement came two weeks […]

todayNovember 29, 2023 2

Opinion Pieces

Namibia to End Raw Materials Export: Driver Economic Growth and Job Creation

By Josef Sheehama His Excellency Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia, has declared that the era of exporting raw materials from Namibia is over. This statement was made by the President during his address at the EU-Namibia Business Forum in Brussels, Belgium. The Article 100 of Namibia's Constitution stated that” Land, water, and natural resources below and above the surface of the land and in the […]

todayOctober 25, 2023 1