All articles by Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell is a senior editor at Investment Monitor, with a specialisation in emerging markets. He covered foreign investment in Latin America for 13 years and for the past three years has lived in sub-Saharan Africa and written widely about the subject from that continent's perspective. Previously, in London, he was editor of Investment Adviser and news editor of Financial Adviser, both of which belong to the Financial Times Group

Africa’s reliance on China is only likely to get worse

China invests more than $4bn a year in Africa and the sum is set to increase as China starts up new businesses targeting African markets.

“Now there is a lot more interest in integration in Africa”: In conversation with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

Yoweri Museveni, the president of Uganda since 1986 and one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, says the country has many opportunities to export agri-based products, including coffee and fruits.

Can Uganda become a coffee powerhouse?

Uganda has the potential to challenge the likes of Ethiopia and Kenya as a coffee producer but must do more to convince export markets.

Mining and gas sectors expected to lead FDI into Africa in 2023

After a disappointing 2022, FDI in Africa looks set for a strong 2023 thanks to some lucrative mining and gas projects.

Net zero could drive up the global demand for timber, putting at risk the world’s forests

Timber demand will quadruple by the year 2050, but great uncertainty surrounds where all the additional wood will come from.

Aluminium production is critical for the energy transition but hamstrung by high electricity costs

Demand for aluminium is expected to double by 2050 as the world undertakes an energy transition, but its complex value chain is beset with environmental issues.

“You must have partnership with the private sector”: in conversation with the African Energy Chamber’s N J Ayuk

Jason Mitchell speaks to N J Ayuk of the African Energy Chamber, who says Africa must be allowed to exploit its oil and gas resources if it is to meet the UN’s sustainable development goals.

Opinion: Energy transition could multiply mining in Africa and destroy the continent’s forests and carbon sinks

Africa’s forests are at risk from the mining of critical metals being carried out to help the world with its ‘environmental’ energy transition.

Will Africa’s poor power supply hold back its AI and automation charge?

Africa has the demographics to front a rapid charge towards the mass adoption of AI and automation, but the continent’s infrastructural issues threaten this progress.

Stick or twist: the future of African oil and gas

African countries need to take full advantage of their oil and gas reserves during the energy transition to drive their industrialisation process but they must improve their governance.