Archive for the ‘Congo’ Category

The Struggle For A “Monster” Lithium Deposit

Via Week In China, an article on the struggle for a “monster” lithium deposit in Africa: Chinese ambitions to take control of the biggest lithium mine in Africa looked dead in the water in April 2020 after Canberra blocked the ASX-listed miner AVZ Minerals from selling an 11.8% stake to Chinese firms including CATL (see […]

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$1 Billion Investment to Revamp Mining In The DRC, Build Electric Vehicle Supply Chain

Via SportTechie, an article on a planned large-scale investment in the DRC: BlueTech Investments, a private equity firm led by Hall of Fame basketball player Dikembe Mutombo, is investing $1 billion toward ethical mining projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The funds aim to support conflict-free mining of copper, cobalt and other minerals needed […]

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Congo, Cobalt, and the Electric Car Boom

Via The Economist, an article on the ugly dash for cobalt in Congo: On the streets of Kolwezi, a mining city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, huge billboards advertise “executive” mobile-phone-data packages, a few gigabytes for a few dollars. They are popular not just with the suited types shown on the hoardings; they also […]

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Malaysia, Congo, Chad Want To Join OPEC

Via Oil, a report on some new countries’ ambitions to join OPEC: Chad, Congo, and Malaysia are all lining up to join OPEC, Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, the energy minister of the cartel’s newest member Equatorial Guinea, told Russian outlet Sputnik on the sidelines of the CERAWeek conference in Houston on Wednesday.  In Africa, countries like […]

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Billionaire Robert Friedland’s Ivanplats Debuts In Toronto: Will Investors Go For The Democratic Republic Of Congo?

Via Ventures Africa, an article on a long awaited IPO for a mining venture focused on the Democratic Republic of Congo: Having filed the much-awaited Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Ivanplats Ltd. on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE) earlier this week – hoping to raise at least $300 million in stock sales -, mining billionaire […]

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Deal of the Century: Will Chinese Investment Save Congo?

Courtesy of the Foreign Policy Association, an interesting article on China’s investment in the Congo: Twenty-four trillion dollars.  It is a number that beggars the imagination, almost 40% of the global economy, and it is buried in one of the world’s poorest and most violent countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Failed state, rape capital […]

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Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.