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Reframing matter: Towards a material-discursive framework for Africa’s minerals

My recent article in the Journal of Extractive Industries and Society:

The article proposes a material-discursive framework to analyze materialities of minerals. The typology developed, frames potentialities according to their specific physical and chemical attributes and material-discursive practices. It highlights potential opportunities, limits and risks to…

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Added by charles akong on February 23, 2019 at 15:40 — No Comments

Africa's Taxing Matters: Why Resource Rich Countries Must Up Their Game

Africa Progress Panel report puts it simply: ''If Africa is so resource-rich, why are its people not better educated, its children well-nourished and its adults longer-lived?'' The decades old question remains spot-on today as yesterday.

Africa’s subsoil is rich enormously and will remain so, at least for some years to come. It host an estimated 30 percent of the world’s mineral reserves, and even greater share of key precious and base metals including diamond and platinum[1]. Over 9…

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Added by charles akong on June 16, 2018 at 20:00 — No Comments

VERS L’HARMONISATION DES RÉGIMES FISCAUX DE L'INDUSTRIE MINIÈRE EN AFRIQUE

Le présent rapport a été établi à la demande des chefs d'État et de gouvernement africains.

Il examine la gestion des ressources minières en Afrique, et cherche surtout à optimiser la

mobilisation des recettes publiques par l’harmonisation du régime fiscal du secteur minier sur le

continent. L’étude présente diverses options visant l’harmonisation des régimes fiscaux et leurs

conséquences pour la mobilisation des recettes publiques et la création de chaînes de valeur…

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Added by charles akong on August 2, 2017 at 16:57 — No Comments

Towards Harmonizing Fiscal Regimes in the Mineral Sector in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

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The  African Minerals Development Center (AMDC)  report examines the management of Africa’s mineral resources, with a particular focus on optimizing revenue  mobilization through the harmonization of fiscal…

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Added by charles akong on August 2, 2017 at 16:44 — No Comments

The African Mining Vision: Perspectives on Mineral Resource Development in Africa

 Please find below the abstract of new paper, framing in an innovative manner governance challenges in the extractive sector in Africa.  You can download it on the link below: …

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Added by charles akong on July 13, 2017 at 23:53 — No Comments

The African Mining Vision: Perspectives on Mineral Resource Development in Africa

 This paper argues that, after the recent boom, the African Mining Vision initiative (AMV)’s focus on putting development front and center in the extractive industry, is a paradigm ‘whose time has come’. We hypothesis that the Vision is forward-looking enough with robust ideational foundation for seizing emerging policy windows to bring about lasting paradigm shift for Africa’s extractive sector— anchored on its broad-based development.

The paper presents a dynamic, innovative…

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Added by charles akong on July 13, 2017 at 23:47 — 1 Comment

The Africa Mining Vision: Perspectives on Mineral Resource Development in Africa

 Please find below the abstract of new paper, framing in an innovative manner governance challenges in the extractive sector in Africa.  You can download it on the link below: …

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Added by charles akong on July 13, 2017 at 23:30 — No Comments

Now is the Time for Mining Companies to Support the Africa Mining Vision

At the just ended Mining Indaba, the African Union Commission launched the Africa Mining Vision day, with a high level ministerial symposium bringing together key stakeholders.  The 2016 commemoration was set against a particularly challenging background. Unlike last year, when signs of grim were just emerging, the present outlook for the commodity sector has changed markedly. A simple google search, tags mining and gloom together in an upwardly trend.  

Below is excerpt of the speech…

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Added by charles akong on February 14, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

The Africa Mining Vision After the Boom

Mineral rich Africa confronts its strongest ever headwind since adopting the Africa Mining Vision, in 2009. Prolonged fall in commodity prices, presents a challenging environment for implementing the forward-looking continental framework to promote broad-based linkages from the minerals sector into the wider economy in ways that will diversify economies. Demand-driven factors underpinned by slowdown of growth in China— which consumes over 50% of all metals— as well as industry-specific…

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Added by charles akong on January 30, 2016 at 18:13 — No Comments

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