Don't let a crisis go to waste: Financing mining & metals projects in Africa in 2023
Financing new mines is and always has been a risky business. Long project timelines, price volatility, navigating political conditions, ESG risks and more are now colliding with rising interest rates and fears of a global economic downturn.
Redefining US-Africa trade relations
Strengthening trade and investment ties with Africa is back on the agenda in Washington, DC, but skeptics argue that they have seen it all before: a US administration expressing interest in Africa, only to be followed by several successive administrations who completely overlook the region.
Preserving Africa's biodiversity: Why global funding is vital
Countries that need biodiversity protection the most tend to be the ones least able to finance the means to effect change. Africa, a complex and abundant continent, exemplifies this reality: Despite its natural wealth, there is little economic prosperity.
Securing investment: FDI screening and the mining & metals sector
In the world of shifting geopolitical tensions and supply chain vulnerabilities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the push for mineral & metal security is changing the way governments, regulators, sector participants and lenders evaluate foreign investment.