UN dashes hopes of refining and smelting firms...
... who need certificates of traceability to export their goods.
Railways, roads & ports
Ghana’s Zen Petroleum aims to supply local mining firms
An official supplier to many mining companies in Ghana wants to crack the market in Ivory Coast.
Glencore could be poised to invest anew in Katanga's copper
Anticipating a rebound in the demand for copper, the company could invest in its assets in Congo-K.
West African gold rush
India's Essel conglomerate shopping for local gold mines
Seeking new resources, Essel Group wants to acquire gold mines in southern Mali.
Tycoon Osama Daoud Abdellatif in rush for gold - and iron
Dal Group wants to extend to mining, with his new subsidiary Dal Mining.
Exploration & Production
Boffa's bauxite: First round in Chinalco vs Friedland bout
Chinalco could find it difficult to get Alpha Conde’s government to endorse its acquisition of a stake in Boffa.