Archive for the ‘Mali’ Category

Mali’s Gold Industry: Looking For A Second Wind

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a look at Mali’s gold industry: After a slight rebound in 2022, gold production, the driving force behind Mali’s exports, will stall in 2023 according to government forecasts. Gold production in Mali, which is facing major security and economic challenges, is like a rollercoaster ride. Industrial production of the yellow […]

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Will You Be Mine? Abidjan’s Lithium Overtures To Mali

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a report on Cote d’Ivoire’s interest in Mali’s mineral potential: The Ivorian mineral extraction sector smells a new opportunity in the air — Malian mineral deposits. While the rest of the country sleeps, work continues in the Autonomous Port of Abidjan, the first gateway to Côte d’Ivoire, where storage and […]

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Mali Turns to Iran for Economic Lifeline

Via Ozy, a report on the growing partnership between Mali and Iran: Mali is strengthening ties with Iran’s “emerging economy” as it seeks to shore up international support amid continued ostracization by Western countries. Following a coup in 2020 and another in 2021, Western nations have withdrawn military support from Mali until it reestablishes democratic […]

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BRI Powers Mali

Via Clingendael – the Netherlands Institute of International Relations – a report on a recently completed BRI project in Africa: The Gouina Hydroelectric Plant in Mali has begun commercial operations, according to China’s state media. The plant is a BRI project, built and largely financed by China. Construction started in 2013 and was delayed several […]

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