The UK is planning to construct two subsea cables to link the country with giant solar and wind farms in Morocco, but Africa's landscape should not be blighted to provide power to the Western world.
Argentina is in a bad way, economically and politically, all while it recovers from a particularly destructive Covid-19 pandemic. Foreign investors, it would seem, are not impressed.
Established African banks have enjoyed profitable banking markets for decades but face growing competition from fintech companies using the latest blockchain technology.
Brazil's economy has floundered under the populist rule of Jair Bolsonaro, meaning investors are in wait-and-see mode on the country until the 2022 presidential election.
Western leaders are pushing for net zero by 2050, but not enough thought is being given to where all the metals for the green transition will come from.
As the Taliban's advance through lithium-rich Afghanistan raises questions about the metal's supply, demand and price, Investment Monitor assesses the global picture.
Liquified natural gas has the potential to transform the economies of Mozambique and Tanzania. However, security and corruption concerns could threaten these developments.
Rare earth elements are essential to the clean and technology revolutions taking place around the world, but China dominates their mining. Will the West intervene?
The Democratic Republic of the Congo could become the Saudi Arabia of the electric vehicle age, thanks to its vast reserves of cobalt. However, the use of child labour in its mining industry is causing consternation in the West.
One of the key factors holding Africa back from realising its economic promise is the lack of freedom of movement on the continent, but bureaucracy and prejudice are problematic hurdles.
Africa's insufficient road and rail network is delaying the continent's development, but efforts to resolve the situation are being held back by worries about environmental damage.
It is hard to change cultural factors such as racial discrimination but Latin American countries could improve social mobility by investing more in government schools and reducing red tape.