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Captain Steven Lungu

The Hell Ride To A Comical Coup

By Chris Bishop December 18, 2017
It is almost 20 years to the day since I flew high above Africa, with a TV crew jammed into a bumpy light plane. It was a white-knuckle ride through clouds into the jaws of a mi...
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Captain Steven Lungu
Coup
Kraft Heinz

The Bottling Outpost Of The Buffett Billions

By Chris Bishop November 30, 2017
Warren Buffett may not know the way to Midland Road, Worcester, yet be sure he has looked very closely at the cost of making the ocean of spicy, black liquid that emerges from i...
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Kraft Heinz
Lea & Perrins
Forbes

The Night Of The Century

By Chris Bishop November 7, 2017
The old man would have been proud. You could find your way to the party of the year, blindfolded, by following the skirl of the pipes and whiff of fine whiskey. The lowly...
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Independence

A Night To Remember As Uganda Was Born

By Chris Bishop October 9, 2017
It had been a day of noisy celebration, but you could have heard a pin drop just before midnight on the cusp of October 9, 1962, when the independent nation of Uganda was born....
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Independence
Kampala
100 years

A Mad Decision Paying Off 100 Years Later

By Chris Bishop September 21, 2017
World-famous Forbes magazine woke up to its second century in an overcast New York after a night of whiskey, bagpipes, banter, billionaires and Stevie Wonder. Forbes cele...
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100 years
Anniversary
biomass

An Ill Wind Blowing Nobody Any Good

By Chris Bishop September 15, 2017
It was an African dream to create a cutting edge renewable energy industry in one of the continent’s biggest economies to attract foreign investment and train a pool of talent t...
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biomass
Gas
Frans Baleni

‘I Said Kill Me, They Said Cheers!’

By Chris Bishop August 10, 2017
It was day 18 of a cold and hungry strike, haunted by death. At Western Holdings, an Anglo American mine in Welkom, in the Free State province of South Africa, the mood of the p...
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Frans Baleni
Mining
football

The Day Football Crossed To Business

By Chris Bishop August 8, 2017
The three hours I spent interviewing Terry Paine were steeped in the blood and sweat of the game. They were the kind of conversations rare in football these days – like the bene...
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football
millions
Chamber of Mines

‘It’s A Shambles’

By Chris Bishop August 3, 2017
A powerful team of private lawyers will fight the mining companies in court. With an attorney backed by four advocates, it is clear that the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR...
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Chamber of Mines
Mining
Investment EU-Africa Business Forum Brussels

Billions In Investment But No Jobs

By Chris Bishop June 14, 2017
In Brussels, the airy, elegant, European capital built by King Leopold on riches from the minerals and rubber of the Democratic Republic of Congo, there was a glimmer of hope fo...
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Investment EU-Africa Business Forum Brussels