Spotlight ANGOLA 13/02/2018

Lourenco's dissection of Dos Santos mining architecture

The sweeping changes brought throughout the mining sector by new president Joao Lourenco have kick started the mining community in action. But to ensure it isn't all just political posturing and it can actually secure foreign investment, the new administration [...]


New pioneers of South Sudanese gold

Despite persistent general insecurity in South Sudan, foreign investors are continuing to take options in mining zones in the hope [...]


Robert Hersov gives mining a shot

Influential South African businessman Robert Hersov, whose father Basil Hersov managed Anglovaal Mining for many years, has thrown all of [...]

Ivorian gold within IronRidge's sights

Australian junior IronRidge Resources, steered by Vincent Mascolo , is now set up to start gold exploration in the Ivory [...]

Gregory Isenor's comeback thanks to Roscan

Gregory Isenor, absent from Mali since his company Merrex Gold was bought by IamGold last year, is poised to regain his foothold with RosCan Minerals. [...]

Albert Yuma backs partners into a corner

The audit of Gecamines' partners will be completed in March, opening the path for the company to renegotiate its joint venture contracts. [...]

IGF instructs French-speaking nations in artisanal mining governance

In late February, the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals [...]

Businessman Olive Mudekereza wants share of artisanal loot

Congolese businessman Mudekereza Namegabe aka Olive, former chairman of the [...]

TFC adds phosphates to its belt

Marc Dederiwe Abli-Bidamon, Togo's minister of mines and energy, who [...]

Indian firm Oswal Minerals targets manganese and chrome alloys

Indian mining trading house Oswal Minerals, which had unsuccessfully made [...]

TBEA gets ahead of itself on Santou bauxite

Chinese group Tebian Apparatus Stock Co (TBEA), currently in conflict [...]

Corridors of power

Fasken and Geomin on track for code revision

By mid-February, the Canadian-Senegalese consortium selected by the Mauritanian government should hand in its first report on what avenues could [...]

Indaba 2018: Malagasy mines on autopilot

Madagascar's minister of mines, Ying Vah Zafilahy had been scheduled to showcase opportunities in the Malagasy mining sector at the [...]


Are the Canary Islands becoming a West African miners hub?

Next June, the Canadian Council on Africa (CCA), an organization [...]

Conakry wants to avoid mining CSR blunder

The ministry of mines and geology in Guinea, directed by [...]

Caracas heads down to Cape Town in search of investors

On February 6, in Cape Town, on the fringe of [...]

Slow-paced government drags on bauxite projects

The Ghanaian government may be planning to develop a local [...]

McCarthy Tetrault helps Banro restructure

McCarthy Tetrault, a Canadian law firm well-versed in the African [...]

NB Mining vs MCSC dispute settlement referred

The hearing to settle the dispute between two mine services [...]

Power brokers

Namibian entrepreneur Andrew Ipinge makes progress on Sewafe diamonds

Influential Namibian businessman Andrew Ipinge is working on determining by the end of 2019 whether Seawright Mining Co, the company [...]


Jean-Francois Mercadier rolls out mining commando unit

Managing partner at the Parisian office of British law firm DWF and an expert in African mining, French lawyer Jean-Francois [...]

Bruce Mowat is prospecting for gold with sanctions lifted

Even though Sudan remains unstable, the country's mineral resources are increasingly sought after by the mining companies, which are looking [...]

Oil man John Chin takes a chance on mines Free

Mostly known in Africa for its oil activities in Ethiopia (AEI 744), Chinese group PetroTrans is starting up business in [...]

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