Spotlight CONGO-K 13/03/2018

Albert Yuma ignites revolution with MRI Trading and Scorpion

Immediately after returning from the Investing in African Mining Indaba week in Cape Town, Albert Yuma Mulimbi, chairman of Gecamines, stuck straight in to turning his threats to revise the state-run firm's mining contracts (AMI 409) into action. As an [...]


Government breathing down Eramet's neck

With Libreville tipped to make a bid for the 11.2% stake in Gabonese manganese miner Eramet currently up for sale [...]

Mines chief pushed aside as sector continues to flounder

The general director of mines Mohamed Ould Salek Ould Abdallah was replaced in early March after only five months in [...]

Goldplat running on South American gold

Within three years, half of Goldplat's supply for its gold recovery activities in Ghana will come from Latin American countries. [...]

Washington calls for financial clemency for Och-Ziff

The American government has asked that no further payments are claimed from Och-Ziff, which has already accepted to pay $213 million for contravening the FCPA in connection with its mining activities. [...]

Banro seeks dialogue to allay tensions with locals Free

As the company's recapitalisation plan begins to take shape, Canadian firm Banro Corp is making sure it doesn't rush headlong [...]

Kabwelulu aims to nip tensions between Copperbelt diggers and operators in the bud

To prevent diggers from resorting to further attacks on projects [...]

Close ties to Guillaume Soro may cost miners

According to our information, the Ivorian authorities recently shut down [...]

Moore Stephens lambasts mines' financial transparency record

The report on the state of Congo-K's extractive industry for [...]

Corridors of power

Simandou iron ore dream floats further away

There is a risk that the Guinean government and Chinalco, a subsidiary of Chinese group Aluminium Corp of China (Chalco), [...]

Richard Muyej's marketing coup on Kolwezi mines

Lualaba governor Richard Muyej has been throwing his all into having Kolwezi, capital of the province formed from the breakup [...]

Kodal torn between Dakar and Abidjan to evacuate lithium

Kodal, which has started exporting samples of lithium extracted in Mali, is hesitating between having the metal evacuated through Senegal or the Ivory Coast. [...]


Local diamonds fly straight to trading hub

In mid-April, the UAE low-cost airline FlyDubai will inaugurate its [...]

Souleymane Diarrassouba, not one to rock the ministry's boat

Souleymane Diarrassouba, brought in to head the Ivory Coast's ministry [...]


EY keeps Amjad Rihan on hold over Kaloti

Consultant Amjad Rihan needs to wait a little longer before [...]

Winning tacks on manganese, nickel and cobalt to bauxite

Asian groups have expanded their view of Guinea as merely [...]

Power brokers

Dos Santos network now batting for Joao Lourenco

While Isabel dos Santos' Angolan mining portfolio is shrinking before her eyes (AMI 409), her father, former president Jose Eduardo [...]

Mining services leader Angela List takes a shot at exploration

Notre Dame Resources Cote d'Ivoire is one of the latest juniors to have received a permit from the Ivory Coast's [...]

Semafo, Elie Ouedraogo's springboard towards top role?

Elie Ouedraogo might surf on Canadian gold producer Semafo's ambitions to get a step ahead of his rival, Apollinaire Compaore, [...]

Mark Bristow lobbies prime minister to push on with gold projects

Mark Bristow, CEO of African gold giant Randgold Resources, met with Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly in the last week [...]

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