All articles by 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.
Opinion: the Western world must end China’s stranglehold of rare earths
Jason Mitchell argues that the war in Ukraine has shown why it is absolutely vital that the United States and the Western world develop their own supply chain for rare earth elements.
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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.