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Africa Mining Intelligence /
N°310 - Paris, 12/03/2013
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N'Djamena to seek adviser for new mining code
Editor in Chief
Abidjan picks a harsh mining code
Catching many by surprise, Ivory Coast’s cabinet moved on Dec. 2 to adopt a new mining code. True, Abidjan planned to stitch the code together before the end of the year in order to table it before Parliament in 2014.
EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION
Phosphates: bidders oppose contract split
The contract to mine Togo’s carbonated phosphates is expected to be awarded by the end of the year. But the government appears discomforted.
Niassa, new coal frontier
The boss of Mozambique’s mines department, Eduardo Alexandre, is to organize a new auction next June for coal concessions in the provinces of Tete and Niassa.
Embargo soon lifted on diamonds?
EITI gives nod to Senegal
Yellowcake price, the other issue facing Areva
Talks on renewing the mining conventions of Areva’s affiliates Cominak and Somair, which are expiring end of December (AMI 308), have broken down completely in Niamey, according to our sources in Niger’s capital.
Ferromanganese pledge by Dharni Sampda
Eagerly awaited by inhabitants living around manganese mines in Bondoukou in northern Ivory Coast, industry and mines minister Jean-Claude Brou finally turned up on Nov.
Kipre uses his influence to land gold deal
The Ivory Coast junior Transland Resources founded by Jean Likane Yagui, former managing director of Societe de Developpement Minier (SODEMI) is spreading its wings in West Africa.
Would-be suitors approach Charter Pacific
Anticipating that demand for steel could climb to 3.5 billion tons per annum around 2030, two Asian steel groups, including one from India, have kicked off talks with Charter Pacific Corp Ltd to become its strategic partner in iron ore projects.
Race against time to maximize gold output
Long dependent on revenue from oil, which fell into the hands of Juba when South Sudan broke away two years ago, Khartoum is now putting its money on gold which has become its leading export item.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Tax discount for Axmin
Endeavour focuses on Houende
Avocet Mining’s fresh impetus in Inata
Simandou: Walsh wants more time
OECD calls on traders to favour Rwanda
In charge of the construction business of DEM Group, which includes building mines, since last year, Benoit Veron is now overseeing an internal overhaul of DEM.
Oumar Toguyeni, the regional head of the Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) in Dakar, has been asked to organize a summit gathering of French-speaking mining concerns as part of the International Francophonie conference in the Senegalese capital in 2014.
Sixtus Mulenga, chief executive officer of Tranter Zambia, a firm that prospects for copper in the Mwense region, is going to head up a team assigned to auditing the operations of Konkola Copper Mines (KCM).
Serving until only recently as chief executive officer of International Geoscience Services Ltd (BGS International, see P. 1), David Ovadia has retired yet he has no plans to spend all of his time on the golf course.
John Omenge, chief geologist in Kenya’s energy and mines ministry, is pinning his hopes on settling a dispute with local communities in Kitui country which are opposed to coal mining in the Mui basin.
Peter McMickan, managing director of Viking Ashanti Ltd., a firm mining for gold in Ghana, is planning to shortly merge with Auminco Mines Ltd.
Teddy de Almeida, president of the South Africa-Angola Chamber of Commerce, is making a strong pitch for mining services company to build up their operations in Angola.
: mines at the heart of ethnic allegiances
: an eldorado for former ministers
Oulad Bou Sbaas
deep into mining
, mining supremo
an all-powerful miner president
The Simandou iron curse
Conde and Ouattara put stamp on mining
Cards re-shuffled for country's phosphate
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