Madagascar plans higher royalties on nickel, cobalt, at least 20% stake in mining production

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) – Madagascar plans to increase its royalties on nickel and cobalt to 4% from 2% at present, a draft mining law said on Tuesday. The law, presented to reporters by Mines Minister Fidiniavo Ravokatra, showed that Madagascar also … Continue reading Madagascar plans higher royalties on nickel, cobalt, at least 20% stake in mining production

South Africa’s Ramaphosa cuts short Egypt trip over power crisis

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation Address at parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Rodger Bosch/Pool via REUTERS JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa cut short his state visit Egypt … Continue reading South Africa’s Ramaphosa cuts short Egypt trip over power crisis

South Africa mining companies cut production due to power shortages

Mine workers employed at Sibanye Gold’s Masimthembe shaft operate a drill in Westonaria, South Africa, April 3, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African mining companies Harmony Gold, Impala Platinum, and Sibanye-Stillwater have been forced to cut production … Continue reading South Africa mining companies cut production due to power shortages

Sudan’s Bashir questioned over 1989 coup that brought him to power

Sudan’s former president Omar Hassan al-Bashir sits inside a cage at the courthouse where he is facing corruption charges, in Khartoum, Sudan August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s ousted long-time leader Omar al-Bashir was summoned for … Continue reading Sudan’s Bashir questioned over 1989 coup that brought him to power

Alphabet’s Loon agrees airspace deal with Uganda for internet balloon service

A Google Project Loon internet balloon is seen at the Google I/O 2016 developers conference in Mountain View, California May 19, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam KAMPALA (Reuters) – Loon, a unit of Google’s owner Alphabet Inc, which uses high-altitude balloons to … Continue reading Alphabet’s Loon agrees airspace deal with Uganda for internet balloon service

Nobel peace laureate Abiy to say militants, global powers threaten Horn of Africa

Ethiopians stand next to a billboard congratulating Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed for winning the Nobel Peace Prize in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri OSLO (Reuters) – The world’s leading military powers and militant groups are both … Continue reading Nobel peace laureate Abiy to say militants, global powers threaten Horn of Africa