Africa InDepth
Featured

DRC: Cobalt Supply Chain Pressures Rising

Featured image

As the DRC seemingly heads towards elections slated for 23 December this year (see The DRC: No Pressure, No Problem), the only other topic as popular as Kabila’s succession or candidacy in business circles is the flurry of mining activity in the country. Government contract renegotiations, miners’ volatile stock prices, disputes and injunctions, the upturn in commodity prices and reputation-damaging NGO investigations have all dragged the DRC’s mining industry back into the international limelight.

In this note we explore the increased scrutiny of cobalt mining supply chains in the DRC. Click here to download the article.

About the authors
Adrian Fielding is a senior consultant in africapractice’s Intelligence & Analysis team. In this role, he advises clients on political, regulatory and reputational risks associated with market entry or transactions with counterparties in sub-Saharan Africa. Based in Casablanca, he covers Francophone and Lusophone Africa.

Elliott O’Carroll is an associate consultant in africapractice’s London office. He works with the Intelligence & Analysis and Communications teams and has undertaken a wide range of assignments for government and private sector clients across the continent.

Recent
Sep
18
All eyes on the kingmakers: Liberia’s presidential election

Next month, Liberians will go to the polls to vote in a new government and leader. The election will mark the end of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s 12 years in office. In 2005, Sirleaf became the first elected female African leader, as Liberi Read more

Sep
12
MOROCCO AND NIGERIA: UNLIKELY BEDFELLOWS

ECOWAS accession and other challenges to a highly prospective relationship Morocco was readmitted into the African Union in January 2017, concluding an almost two-decade long diplomatic struggle. With on Read more

Jul
24
DRC’s brewing political storm creating risks for the mining sector

With the government of President Joseph Kabila showing no interest in relinquishing power, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) looks set to be entering a period of deepening political crisis. Kabila will exploit the weakness and disunity of the Read more

Jul
13
Marcus Courage: Boosting Trade and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa ‘’Prospects for UK and African businesses’’

  Marcus Courage, CEO and founder of africapractice looks into the prospects for UK and Africa business Read more

May
03
A perspective on Kenya’s Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Act, 2017

Although Kenya has had an anti-money laundering framework in place since 2009, the country has remained vulnerable to money laundering and financial fraud. The inadequacies of the original legal framework to regulate a sector which has undergone s Read more

Jan
16
The African Year in 2017

Amid a seismic shift in global politics that is resonating across the world’s economies, Africa will need to stand tall in 2017 if it is to position itself effectively in a fast-changing climate for international trade, investment and develo Read more


^ Back to Top