• DR Congo wants to build the world's biggest hydroelectric dam, Grand Inga, with almost twice the capacity of China's Three Gorges. The challenges, costs and controversy are as massive.Africa,Africa’s power system,Congo River,Democratic Republic of Congo,energy,energy deficit,Grand Inga Dam,Inga III dam,Rudo Sanyanga,Sub-Saharan Africa,Three Gorges dam,World Bank,Alex Erquicia

  • The wave of labor unrest engulfing the country won't do anything to stop South Africa's economic underperformance.Africa,African National Congress,Inflation,Labor Issues,Mining,South Africa,Unemployment,Paul Maidment
    Published Date : Aug 22, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT
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    The fatal shooting of a labour union official at Lonmin's Marikana mine in Rustenburg just four days shy of the first anniversary of the deaths there of 34 striking miners at the hands of police is a tragic reminder of the violence still troubling South Africa's mines amidst a bitter inter-union power struggle.Africa,Apartheid in South Africa,Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union,Lonmin,Markiana complex,National Union of Mineworkers,platinum mining,Rustenburg,South Africa,Paul Maidment

    Published Date : Aug 12, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT
  • The World Bank estimates that only $4.5 billion is needed to tackle the challenges of land ownership in Africa.Africa,Agriculture,land administration services,Land law,OECD,Sub-Saharan Africa,World Bank,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : Jul 23, 2013, 6:36 PM EDT
  • Africa’s much-admired economic development needs more intra-continental trade to push it further.Africa,Infrastructure,Private sector,Trade and development,United Nations Conference on Trade and Development,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : Jul 12, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT
  • A proposed new pipeline between South Sudan and Kenya could realign energy geo-politics in East Africa even more than the logistics of the region's oil exports.Africa,Asia-Pacific,China,China National Petroleum Corp.,East Africa,energy,Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Co.,Japan,Kenya,South Sudan,South Sudan pipeline,Sudan,Uganda,Paul Maidment
    Published Date : Jun 27, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT
  • Barack Obama_Africa_BRICS

    U.S. President Barack Obama needs to outline an alternative to state-led aid and development for Africa during his three-nation visit.Africa,African Union,Barack Obama,Brazil,BRIC,China,Rosa Whitaker,Senegal,South Africa,Sub-Saharan Africa,Tanzania,United States,White House,Alex Erquicia

    Published Date : Jun 27, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT