Contract mechanisms such as 'force majeure' provisions respond to the unexpected, unpredictable and uncontrollable.
Inside Africa blog
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
African elections 2015: how the ballot box affects investors
By the end of 2015 voters in 14 African states are scheduled to have cast their ballots in general elections.
Transfer of power – developing a regional electricity generation market across Southern Africa
After years in which regional transmission lines have become congested and cross-border sales have declined, there are signs that change is finally on the way.
Scaling photovoltaic IPPs in Africa
IFC initiative for Africa SPV projects.