Widespread illegal mining activity and rising regulatory risks stemming from improving commodity prices will pose challenges to miners in SSA over the coming months and hinder investment into the region.
The ongoing political crisis affecting large parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo will continue to weigh on household consumption and foreign aid, slowing growth in the non-mining economy.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s president Joseph Kabila has signed the revised Mining Code into legislation, largely disregarding concerns and issued raised by key mining stakeholders.
Business and policy
“I believe the demand for cobalt, and copper to a lesser extent, will override the financial impacts of the revised DRC Mining Code,” says...
On 10 March 2018, embattled Congolese President Joseph Kabila signed into law a new mining code that will raise royalties on minerals across the board,...
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) president Joseph Kabila on Friday signed the revised Mining Code into legislation – just two days after government...