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DRC: bad news for a Chinese company responsible for the cobalt mine

DRC: bad news for a Chinese company responsible for the cobalt mine

A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has temporarily removed control of a huge copper and cobalt mine from its Chinese owners. The court appointed a temporary administrator from state miner Gecamines to run China Molybdenum’s Tenke Fungurume mine amid a dispute between the shareholders over reserves of copper …

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Somalia: president Farmajo rejects oil deal with US firm

Somalia: President Farmajo is seeking second term

Somalia’s President Mohamed Farmaajo has rejected an oil revenue sharing deal signed by the petroleum ministry and an American firm, the BBC reports. Coastline Exploration said it had signed seven deals related to offshore oil and gas exploration. “Somalia contains the largest remaining unexplored set of basins situated in warm …

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South Africa: government to formalize cannabis industry

South Africa: government to formalize cannabis industry

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday his government wants to expand its nascent domestic cannabis industry as it looks to tap global demand and grow local production and exports. Africa’s most industrialized nation plans to streamline the “regulatory processes so that the hemp and cannabis sector can thrive …

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Ghana: protest against controversial e-tax bill

Ghana: protest against controversial e-tax bill

Thousands of Ghanaians took to the streets of the capital Accra on Thursday to demonstrate against a controversial government-sponsored electronic transaction tax bill. The parliament is yet to pass the bill, which introduces a 1.75% tax on all money transactions above 100 cedis ($15; £11). The majority leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu …

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TotalEnergies invests $10 billion in Uganda

TotalEnergies invests $10 billion in Uganda

TotalEnergies announced on Tuesday that it has reached a $10 billion investment deal with Uganda, Tanzania and its partner Chinese oil giant CNOOC in the controversial Ugandan oil exploration and export megaproject. This agreement, called Final Investment Decision (FID), was signed some sixteen years after the discovery of these reserves …

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Ghana denies introducing compulsory travel insurance

Ghana denies introducing compulsory travel insurance

Authorities in Ghana have denied introducing a mandatory insurance scheme for all travellers arriving in the country through the country’s main airport, the BBC reports. The National Insurance Commission (NIC) said the scheme popularly known as “Akwaaba” had not been approved and any reports that it had should be disregarded. …

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