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    For nearly six hours senior mining executives met privately with President Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa to debate the controversial mining code proposed for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Heads of industry giants like Glencore, Ivanhoe and China Molybdenum had all flown in for the meeting. The new code, they argued, would knock back development ...
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    João Bosco Monte, the president of the Brazil Africa Institute and organiser of the annual Brazil Africa Forum, underlined the mission of the Brazil Africa Institute in fostering dialogue to serve as a catalyst for those engaged in the cooperation between African states and Brazil. It is a relationship that in many ways is as ...
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    Mineral and commodity prospects are looking up. The outlook has been clouded for the last few years, but now the world’s major economies are firing, ensuring demand for many key commodities mined on the continent. There are still risks of volatility in the global economy and these could pose problems for these shoots of optimism, ...
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    At the end of 2016, many commentators were bullish about the prospects of commodity prices rallying this year due to the world’s major producers cutting supply to bolster prices and Donald Trump’s plans for an American infrastructure boom. The much-repeated prediction was that there would be a “commodity price rebound” which would drag Africa out ...