Nigerian governments seem to be echoing the advice of China's Deng Xiaoping three decades ago: "Let some people get rich first." President Jonathan is lauding the plan of Aliko Dangote, the country's leading capitalist, to borrow billions to fund an oil refinery and fertiliser plant. If it works, it may launch an industrial revolution.
- Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:30
Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray, Sierra Leone's Minister of mines and mineral resources, explains how the Freetown government is establishing new mechanisms for transparency using a five-year renegotiation window.
- Monday, 16 September 2013 15:39
A halt on state borrowing should force banks to start offering cheaper loans to the struggling private sector.
- Thursday, 12 September 2013 16:37
- Gemma Ware in Freetown
African Mineral Ltd. gravely missed its predictions for output in 2012, but the country's large miners are gearing up for expansion as smaller ones are told to use or lose their licences.