Poor mining policy disproportionately damaging

NEGATIVE, high-profile shifts in investment-risk profile for two of Africa’s most prominent mining addresses has cast a dark shadow over Africa as a continent, which has, on balance, made modest improvements in its overall risk profile.

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According to the Investment Risk Index within the Mining Journal World Risk Report (feat. MineHutte ratings), investment security in Africa has improved by 4%, with the average score for constituent jurisdictions from Africa gaining two index points from last year's average of 50.
 
Of the nine global jurisdictions registering a change in score of at least 10% year-on-year, six were from Africa. Of those six, four registered gains - Burkina Faso (14%), Guinea (11%), Mali (10%) and Mozambique (10%) - while the remaining two (DRC and Tanzania) registered losses.
 
Despite these figures, the industry's view on investment security in Africa is souring.
 
The Investment Risk Index is made up ...