The annual four-day Mining Indaba in Cape Town takes place as demand in China, one of the world's biggest consumers, begins to stabilise.
With contracts across Africa running into billions of dollars, Morocco is placing business at the heart of its strategy to win support for its re-entry into the African Union.
Across Africa, the approaching presidency of Donald Trump has provoked deep uncertainty over how the United States will pursue policies.
There has been strong competition from Asia. At Adjame market, as elsewhere in Africa, cloth imported from China and Thailand is on sale.
Around 30,000 Africans live in New Delhi and many are suffering of discrimination and even violent attacks.
"Catastrophic" levels of illegal fishing in west Africa are costing the region millions in lost revenue and hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Of the 46 countries that pledged to provide resources to maintain United Nations peace operations, 14 have failed. China is among those.