Archive for the ‘Chad’ Category

Scramble for the Sahel – Why France, Russia, China and the U.S. Are Interested in the Region

Via The Conversation, a look at geopolitical and investment interest in the Sahel: The Sahel, a region 3,860km wide located south of the Sahara Desert and stretching east-west across the African continent, has been a focus of attention around the world recently. In the last decade, issues such as terrorism, insecurity and trafficking have characterised the region. Military takeovers have been a […]

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How Gold From The Sahel Finances Africa’s Armed Groups

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a detailed look at how gold from the Sahel finances Africa’s armed groups: The map of small-scale mines from which gold is extracted in the Sahel region notably overlaps with that of areas of activity of various armed groups, putting this precious mineral at the heart of an intense territorial […]

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Saudi Arabia Signs More Than $500M in Deals with African Countries

Via Al Monitor, an article recent agreements between Saudi Arabia and multiple African countries: Saudi Investment Minister Khalid Al-Falih said the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, will make some “game changing” investments in Africa. The Saudi Fund for Development plans to sign agreements worth some 2 billion riyals ($533 million) with African […]

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Billionaire-Owned Africa Oil Driller Perenco Takes Coup in Its Stride

Via Bloomberg, a report on African oil drilling company, Perenco: Perenco, an oil driller owned by the billionaire Perrodo family, has seen no disruption to its operations from coups across Africa and expects business to continue as usual. The military takeover of the former French colony of Gabon in August sent the shares of several […]

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Building Investment Pathways in the World’s Most Neglected Markets

Courtesy of ImpactAlpha, a look at the challenge of mobilizing capital for some of the world’s most neglected markets in Africa: “Mobilize” may be the word of the year for emerging markets investments. Africa alone needs an additional $100 billion annually for infrastructure development to meet climate and sustainable development goals. Some markets grapple with […]

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Proparco Extends Loan to Ziz Energie for Solar ‘Metro-Grids’ in Chad

The Central African country of Chad is one of the poorest in the world, and Chad’s poverty extends to energy: the country of 17 million has just over 300 megawatts of installed generating capacity.  Only 6% of the population have access to reliable power, mostly in the capital, N’Djamena. Mini-grids and solar home systems are […]

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