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Snapshots - 07/03/2017

Operator to be chosen for Lemphane diamonds in mid-March

Lesotho mines minister Lebohang Thotanyana, who is hoping to see [...]

Africa Mining Intelligence
Spotlight - 27/09/2016

Ukrainian equity fund steps into primary diamond market

A musical chairs game is underway in the elite club of primary diamond operators in Lesotho, a country reputed for the size and exceptional quality of its gems. While the explorer Paragon Diamonds, based in Guernsey, could bow out, South [...]

Africa Mining Intelligence
Spotlight - 31/05/2016

The juniors who make hay after Areva fiasco

With the uranium price expected to climb in 2017 explorers are coming into their own in southern Africa and particularly in Namibia where France’s Areva lost well over a billion dollars (AMI 269). The uptick in Japan’s renewed interest in nuclear [...]

Africa Mining Intelligence
Exploration & Production - 15/03/2016

Thotanyana to introduce empowerment measures

Serving as Lesotho’s mines minister since last year, Lebohang Thotanyana has put out a call to an international consultant to [...]

Africa Mining Intelligence
Exploration & Production - 19/01/2016

Thotanyana aims for four-fold rise in diamond output

Lesotho’s mines minister Lebohang Thotanyana is counting on four new diamond mines coming on stream this year - and quadrupling [...]

Africa Energy Intelligence
Oil - 27/10/2015

The kingdom tests the waters in the oil sector

The firm Liqobong Mpshatla Holdings, which is currently conducting an environmental study on the Liqobong concession in the north of [...]

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