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DRC cobalt

The cobalt curse: supply risk and inequality in the DRC

Investors lured by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s supplies of cobalt – an essential component of rechargeable batteries – must contend with political instability and a dangerously unregulated business environment, as Natasha Turak discovers.

Goma leads the way as DRC rebuilds its reputation

Goma leads the way as DRC rebuilds its reputation

Small steps are being taken to repair the damage that decades of civil war have wreaked on the Democratic Republic of Congo. Political complications and security issues still blight the country, but cities such as Goma are showing the way forwards when it comes to attracting the attention of investors.

Finland’s Adelia Group targets DRC’s Équateur province

With political tensions in the country easing, Finnish natural resources company Adelia Group is looking to take advantage of untapped opportunities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Oil in Uganda

Oil discovery ignites political tensions in Uganda

Oil reserves discovered in Uganda have the potential to transform the economic status of one of the world's least developed countries. But ongoing political friction in the country and indecision over the laws pertaining to the extraction of the oil are causing concerns about just how beneficial the money from these reserves will be to the country as a whole.

Growing BRIC economies vulnerable to high-risk events

Brazil, Russia, India and China have all witnessed rapid economic growth in recent years, but according to a study by Maplecroft, the economies of all four emerging countries are ill-prepared for major risk events such as pandemics, terrorism and climate change. 

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