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Mining: End of the supercycle

Photo©Charles O’rear/COrbisMany commodity prices have dropped since 2014 and companies are scrambling to deal with the aftermath and plot a path to long-term growth in African mining projects.

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Can SA's Eskom keep the lights on?

The 4,800MW Medupi coal-fired plant is two years behind in its construction schedule/Photo©SIPHIWE SIBEKO/REUTERSFive years after blackouts shut down mines, South Africa continues to rely on Eskom for 95 percent of its power.

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Ethiopia: Danakil potash prospects see some exit and others double down

The Danakil Depression holds important potash deposits, but extracting them is far from easy/Photo©MOOD BOARD/REX FEATUR/REX/SIPAAfter buying out Nova-Ethio Potash, and the departure of BHP Billiton, Allana Potash is betting hard on the region.

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Grand Inga, The ultimate African power project

If built, the Grand Inga would dwarf China’s Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest energy generating body, with almost double its capacityWith an estimated cost of $80bn, the Grand Inga Hydropower Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will not come cheap.

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Country Profile 2012: GUINEA

After completing the first stage of the transition that ended in the election of President Alpha Condé in November 2010, Guinea does not seem to have turned its back on old ethnic and political rivalries.

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