Africa – open for business?

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott, Laura Syrett, Nilima Choudhury
Published: Friday, 24 January 2014

Besides a long-envied geological resource abundance, Africa boasts many attractions for mining companies. Yet development has been hampered by political turmoil. Now, as much of the continent begins a concerted drive to increase investment in its mining sector, IM Staff take a look of some of the industrial mineral projects on the African horizon.

Africa’s mineral wealth potential has, for decades, been the green-eyed focus of many an international mining company.

From a geographical perspective, Africa spans both hemispheres and has ports facing major Asian economies in the east, the North and South American continents to the west and Europe to the...

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