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Sahel violence casts shadow over West Africa

Sahel violence casts shadow over West Africa

A deteriorating security environment across the Sahel leaves mining companies with much to ponder.


13 NOVEMBER 2019

Mexico draws miners despite tax, social headwinds

Mineral-rich country maintains investment appeal amid regulatory change and security challenges

North America

03 JULY 2015

A year to forget

Continuing pressure on producers had global ramifications: mine operations were suspended, expansion...


23 JANUARY 2015

Turkey law signals shifting ground

The unicameral Meclis (pronounced “Mejlis”) is conducting a final review, and assuming there aren’t any...

Europe/Middle East

09 JANUARY 2015

The fab four rocking Central America

First Quantum Minerals is developing the large Cobre Panama deposit, Tahoe Resources and Goldcorp have...

Central/South America

08 DECEMBER 2014

Weighing up the risks

However, the growing footprint of Islamist terrorism has cast a shadow over the expansion of the industry....


29 OCTOBER 2014

Yes, no, wait

  The Tanzania Revenues Authority (TRA) has retracted a call for help in renegotiating existing mining...



A cautionary copperbelt tale: Zambia and DRC

In the face of popular and political pressure, the governments of the Democratic Republic of the Congo...


04 JULY 2014

Burkina Faso: Bumps in the road

Long a bastion of stability in an otherwise volatile region, Burkina Faso's political steadiness is being...


06 JUNE 2014

Turkey: Managing expectations

Turkey's mining industry has traditionally been a laggard. State ownership deterred investment in the...

Europe/Middle East

16 MAY 2014

Subcontinental Asia: Tests of faith

India, Pakistan and Afghanistan are at very different stages of economic and political development, but...


04 APRIL 2014

Madagascar: A state of repair

Madagascar has a large number of minerals spread over the entire country. These resources are, however,...


20 MARCH 2014