High gold prices are boosting Ethiopia's mining revenue and attracting more investor interest in a sector that is largely dominated by artisanal ... and smaller players. Coronavirus-linked border closures have pushed miners back into the arms of the formal sector; a welcome boost for Ethiopia's central bank, who has been in search of hard currency.
There are many elections in Africa in 2021, but they won't all be competitive. Some of the countries on the calendar, like Benin, Chad, and the ... Republic of the Congo, have very strongly entrenched incumbents. The 2021 election calendar in Africa, in comparison to 2020, will also have many international observers from afar and maybe on the ground, as in Libya.