Cody Copeland

  • End of The Gold Era? SA Gold Production Declines Further in 2012

    By Cody Copeland, 9:36 am

    Last year was a rough one for South Africa’s gold mining industry. In addition to over a dozen of its major gold mining companies being affected by widespread wildcat strikes, the World Gold Council reports that, along with Indonesia, the country saw the largest absolute declines in production in 2012. But unofficial industrial action isn’t […]

  • Patrick Ngowi: Capturing East Africa’s Light

    By Cody Copeland, 9:30 am

    The founder and CEO of Tanzania’s top mid-sized company is bringing inexpensive and renewable energy to the larger part of the population not covered by the main power grid.

  • HOPE City: A Vision Of Ghana’s Future

    By Cody Copeland, 10:12 am

    Roland Agambire has a vision of what his homeland will look like in the years ahead – one in which Ghana will play a starring role in the global economy. As CEO of mobile equipment and computer manufacturer Rlg Communications in Ghana, Agambire is doing his part to help shape that future. The nation’s youth hold […]

  • Is Bill Gates Good for Africa? Multinationals Align Good Deeds With Monetary Interest

    By Cody Copeland, 10:47 pm

    This year marks the denouement of the World Food Program’s five-year food buying pilot initiative, Purchase for Progress (P4P). The program aims to empower smallholder farmers in 20 countries, 15 of which are in Africa. The program was made possible by a $66 million donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.