In the run up to COP21 taking place in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015, we have created an online resource summarising the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions.
Inside Africa blog
South Africa’s hydraulic fracturing regulations – what they mean for exploration companies
After a long period involving heavy debate, 3 June 2015 saw the enactment of the Regulations for Petroleum Exploration and Production.
China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative: opportunities for investment in Africa infrastructure
China's ‘Belt and Road’ initiative has the potential to open a raft of new development opportunities for African infrastructure, mining and power projects.
Why ‘force majeure’ provisions matter – lessons learned from a military coup in Burkina Faso
Contract mechanisms such as 'force majeure' provisions respond to the unexpected, unpredictable and uncontrollable.
Mining – a tough year globally, but optimism remains in Africa
The mining and metals industry is going through a rough period, but there are good reasons to be hopeful for the future.
Zimbabwe’s honey farming industry – unlocking Africa’s agricultural potential through innovation
As investment in African agriculture grows, local small-scale producers have the potential to go beyond satisfying local market demands and look to global markets.
Obama’s Power Africa initiative caught in US congressional deadlock
President Obama’s Power Africa initiative, launched in Cape Town 2013, promises to double electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years.
Tanzania develops first independent wind farm
The International Finance Corporation has partnered with Aldwych International and Six Telecoms to develop Tanzania’s first ever wind farm in the central town of Singida, north of Tanzania.
Repatriation obligations in West Africa – the impact on mining companies’ cashflow structure
Mining companies based in West African jurisdictions are commonly faced with an obligation to repatriate revenues deriving from the sale of mined products.
Investing in renewable energy with DFIs: Watts the deal?
The benefits (and challenges) of DFIs in African jurisdictions