Spotlight AFRICA UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 16/01/2018

Kaloti's African gold shakes up EY in London

In late December, consultant Amjad Rihan filed for damages before a British court from his former employer EY. He has accused the audit giant of making him leave the company after he refused to validate an audit on supply sources [...]

Exploration-Production

FRANCE NIGER

Uraniumgate probe shifts up a notch

After concluding its inquiry into Areva's purchase of mining junior UraMin early last year, the examining magistrate, Claire Thépaut, began [...]

New permit for Gemfields' Iranian partner

Iranian-born businessman Asghar Fakhr Ale Ali seems to have a hankering for Mozambique's resources. As Africa Mining Intelligence understands, the [...]

Geodrill's men dream of lithium

David Harper, chairman of Ghanaian-based mining services company Geodrill, currently has plans to move into lithium. Harper filed two lithium [...]

Focus on Inata gold mine's new owner, Balaji

Ghana-based influential Indian businessman Akoliya Patel, has taken control of the Inata gold mine, bought from Avocet Mining in January. [...]

Is China's Sinomine gearing to buy Kipoi copper?

As its struggles to balance its books and deal with operational hitches, Australian concern Tiger Resources may be looking at selling its Katangan copper mine Kipoi. [...]

Yoweri Museveni shifts into top gear in fight against Mubende diggers

Ugandan police force's brand new mining protection unit should be [...]

Extra caution taken to free illegal diggers caught with hand in MIBA's bag

Congolese state-owned firm Societe miniere de Bakwanga (MIBA), which mines [...]

Future investors can now hone their skills at the Academy!

The newly formed African Business Academy (ABA) will hold its [...]

Turkish Toya targets Siguiri gold

Turkish mining junior Toya Gold, which recently picked up four [...]

Local diamond cutters stick to their guns

As African nations focus on making diamond cutting on the [...]

Corridors of power

Government cools tensions in Boke to humour Beijing

Worried that it might strain its relations with its main financial backer, Beijing, the Conakry government has sent off emissaries [...]

AFRICA

Diamond producers challenge merchants' ascendancy Free

The latest plenary session of diamond certification organiser the Kimberley Process (KP) that closed last month in Brisbane was the [...]

The raging mining code debate

The mining code draft adopted in late December by the [...]

Will the country be ready to reopen to investors by end of February?

Marboulaye Nombre, secretary general of the Burkinabe ministry of mines [...]

Sula annexes Jean-Pierre Ndobo Mwamby's cobalt

With its recent acquisition of 70% of a cobalt exploration [...]

DA Ressources brings in top consultants

Consultancy firm DA Ressources Guinee, registered in Guinea in late [...]

BHP's former blocks continue to find takers

In late December, Evergreen Mining Intelligence Co filed a request [...]

Power brokers

Gisele Ndanga Ndinga, minister's spouse and business woman

Cameroonian entrepreneur Gisele Ndanga Ndinga, wife of Badel Ndanga Ndinga, senator in Yaounde and previous mines minister from 2007 and [...]

Yves Occello digs in for Sarmin over Lelouma bauxite

Over the coming days, French advisor Yves Occello is expected to join the board of directors at Sarmin Bauxite Guinee, [...]

Clive Jones' switch to copper and cobalt a flunk?

In early January, Australian junior Cazaly Resources reported it was disappointed with the results of a drilling campaign carried out [...]

Harare diamond producer, Kirk Ashun's new career plans in Conakry

Ghanaian businessman Kirk Clarence Ashun registered a subsidiary of his mining firm Gye Nyame Mining, dubbed Gye Nyame Mining (Guinea) [...]

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