Spotlight AFRICA 14/11/2017

Affluent turkish Topaloglu family strikes for gold

Turkish investment firm Toya Holding, controlled by the prominent Topaloglu family, has ramped up its charge into African gold with the launch of its fledgling subsidiary Toya Gold. Toya, a conglomerate of businesses active in construction, agriculture, real estate, fashion [...]


Bombarded on the oil front, Joao Lourenco shores up his mining turf

While handing over the reins of the oil sector to Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola's former president (AEI 802), [...]

Trafigura banking on Kharrouba copper

Canadian firm Kharrouba Copper Co, which has been on the lookout since May for buyers for copper produced at its [...]

Olivier Couriol's first victory before Pearl Gold's AGM

Lawyer Robert Weber, partner at law firm White & Case's Frankfurt offices, will host the general shareholder's meeting of Pearl [...]

Upcoming wedding for Sodim to develop Afema gold?

Despite the interest shown by Rangold and Resolute, Teranga Gold seems to be the hot favourite to develop the Afema project in partnership with its current owner. [...]

Shamrock makes its clash with Gecamines official

With its cobalt, copper and zinc project in Lubumbashi in a gridlock, Shamrock has filed for arbitration against Gecamines. [...]

AngloGold Ashanti combats illegal diggers on Siguiri gold mine

For the past few months, South African firm AngloGold Ashanti [...]

Novus Capital, Australian mining junior's best financial buddy

Brisbane-based junior Mako Gold, active in Burkina Faso and the [...]

Mines' environmental impact under scrutiny

The Moroccan government, which has earmarked several mining projects for [...]

Ex-MIBA fears country's mines will bear brunt of surge in power needs

During the Sustainable Energy for Africa conference held in Brussels [...]

Corridors of power

Banro pressures government to tackle mounting insecurity

Canadian concern Banro Corp took the authorities in Kinshasa to task in a letter reportedly sent in late September over [...]

ONHYM tests its luck with Seferif iron ore once again

The civil unrest that has shaken the Moroccan Rif region over the past few months has not dampened Rabat's ambitions [...]


Authorities gainly preening feathers to attract miners

A succession of leading names in the mining sector spoke [...]

Ouagadougou tightens grip on region's gold

The recurrent hostilities between Niger and Burkina Faso over which [...]

World Bank increasingly playing nurse to mining sector

In early November, the World Bank's board of directors approved [...]

Bauxite hobnobs to meet in Paris on November 16-17

National mining industry players are expected to see the presentation [...]

Tshisekedi already expecting judicial instability for miners!

Speaking before several hundred militants in Brussels on November 8, [...]

Champagne flows for LEA's new mining deal

Serving Ruinart champagne to its guests, which included Ivorian minister [...]

Power brokers

Tom McNeil injects Guggenheim money into local mines

In early October, American businessman Thomas McNeil incorporated an Ivorian branch of the mining junior he heads, Guggenheim Exploration Co [...]

Moussavou and Ikambouayat Deka lead SEM into the future

The Societe equatoriale des mines (SEM), which manages the Gabonese State's mining portfolio, has secured a new duo to steer [...]

Jacinda Ardern rekindles team Polisario's hopes for W. Sahara phosphates

With New Zealand as one of the largest importers of phosphates produced in Western Sahara, those campaigning for the region's [...]

Former Rio Tinto exec Ismael Diakite advises SMB

Several weeks ago, Guinean consultant Ismael Diakite was appointed the chief representative of the Guinean-Asian consortium formed by bauxite producer [...]

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