The COVID-19 crisis threatens to reverse recent development progress across the region and may weigh on growth for years to come.
Africa Mining Forum will progressively establish itself as the platform for emerging mining countries looking at promising juniors projects.
Rwanda is leading the way in regional mining ambitions. This was evident from large number of delegates that attended the first ever East and Mining Forum.
Oil and Gas
Angola has been introducing initiatives to encourage investment in the oil rich country since former president José Eduardo dos Santos stepped down.
Rwanda has the capability to represent the entire east African region. It boasts an operating gold refinery and is building a tin refinery as well.
"Long-term relationships between host governments and foreign investors need to be better regulated," says Peter Leon from Herbert Smith Freehills.
Peter Leon from Herbert Smith Freehills recently adressed delegates at ECAMF in Kigali about the governance of Africa’s mineral resources.
Russia and Rwanda have signed an agreement to construct the first Centre of Nuclear Science and Technology in Rwanda with participation from ROSATOM.