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Sat,13Feb2016

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Mining: Attractiveness is more important than short-term fluctuations

Alan Davies Chief executive for diamonds and minerals, rio TintoRio Tinto's chief executive for diamonds and minerals, Alan Davies, explains how he sees the company's future in Africa.

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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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Reviews: Books from not so humble beginnings...

Photo©ReutersImbolo Mbue's debut novel, Behold the Dreamers became the most expensive African fiction manuscript after Random House paid a whopping million dollars for the US rights.

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Art beyond the gallery walls

Fabrice Monteiro’s The Prophecy was a highlight of Lagos Photo in biennale boom year 2015Okwui Enwezor was the name on everyone's lips in 2015 as he became the first African to curate the Venice Biennale.

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Electricity: Who's got watts?

Political and bureaucratic blockages are weighing on big-ticket power projects. Photo©Petterik Wiggers/PANOS-REAThere are big pushes for Africa to be electrified, but the continent is far from plugged in. Projects have been slow to develop even as new money has been looking for ventures.

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Mining: Randgold checks electric storm blackouts at DRC mine

Mark Bristow, Chief Executive - Randgold ResourcesMining in Democratic Republic of Congo has many challenges and as Randgold Resources developed its Kibali gold mine in the north-east of the central African nation, it came across an unexpected one: the weather.

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