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Africa Mining Intelligence /
N°316 - Paris,
Editor in Chief
Bamako seeking cash to audit mining industry
More information has surfaced about the mining audit that Mali’s government is anxious to conduct. But for want of enough money at the moment - $3 million are needed in all - scrutiny of the new extractive industries operating in Mali will take place in several stages.
EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION
Vedanta makes most of zinc assets
The biggest integrated producer of zinc in India with the 802,000 tons it turned out in 2013, Vedanta Resources Plc is proving just as impressive in Africa where the group owns two mines that produced 426,000 tons last year.
Libreville turns on charm with investors
Gabon’s industrial strategy is aimed at seeing mining become as important to the country’s economy by 2025 as the oil sector is today.
Pan Africa Miners in hurry on Tambao
Mining governance under fire
Namibia a key to exporting coal
Although it sits on gigantic resources of coal - they’re estimated at 212 billion tons - Botswana mines only a tiny fraction.
A hybrid Compagnie des Mines de France
Now that the initial enthusiasm has subsided over an announcement by industrial recovery minister Arnaud Montebourg in late February that Paris was setting up a Compagnie Nationale des Mines de France (CMF) - the move was hailed by the industry - the stakeholders in the new entity, Bureau de Recherche Geologiques et Minieres (BRGM) and Agence des Participations de l’Etat (APE) are going to examine how it will be run.
Coal miner Jindal making fast headway
Less than six years after arriving in Africa, India’s Jindal Africa concern is already operating two coal mines on the continent - in South Africa and Mozambique - and fast expanding elsewhere in the industry.
Lucapa Diamonds hopes to hit jackpot
Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, the Lucapa Diamond Company and its Angolan partners -- the public concern Endiama and Rosas e Petalas, a firm owned by the boss of the Luanda railway, Celso Rosas- are over the moon.
Gold a target for SAF and SPLM-N in south
Mines remain an important stake in fighting between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) from the north against rebel groups in the south even though they did not lie at the origin of the conflict.
Kankou Moussa refinery seeks local partners
The Mwana Africa paradox
More revenue for Semafo
New consultant for mines minister
BRGM’s new targets
Semm Logging plants its flag
Carlos Mauricio Maia Ribeiro
A lawyer specializing in oil and environmental law at the Vieira Rezende law firm, Carlos Mauricio Maia Ribeiro is going to take charge of a new Franco-Brazilian desk in Brazil that will assist Brazilian firms anxious to invest in Africa.
African cement kingpin Aliko Dangote is taking an ever-increasing interest in the West African market, where he recently set up operations in Mali.
The director general of Ivory Coast’s mines and geology ministry, Abdramane Diabate, appears to be under a cloud. According to Africa Mining Intelligence sources, industry and mines minister Jean Claude Brou is increasingly irritated by constant clashes between Diabate and mining companies.
Recently named commissioner for energy and mines at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Guinea's Mortaye Bangoura will work to apply a directive on standardization of principles and policies in the mining sector that was adopted in April, 2009.
Abdelaziz Abarro, the chief executive officer of the Moroccan mining concern Managem, transferred expertise to the Societe pour le Developpement Miniere de Cote d’Ivoire (SODEMI) in Abidjan on Feb.
Ahmed Kalej Nkand, administrator of the state-owned copper and cobalt giant Gecamines, will have to once again expel small-scale miners in order to resume extraction at the Lupoto mine in Kipushi territory in Katanga.
: Frelimo omnipresent in the mining sector
: mines at the heart of ethnic allegiances
: an eldorado for former ministers
Oulad Bou Sbaas
deep into mining
, mining supremo
The Simandou iron curse
Conde and Ouattara put stamp on mining
Cards re-shuffled for country's phosphate
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