Spotlight NIGER 19/09/2017

The juniors laying money on an uranium upturn

While French nuclear group Areva has put its Nigerien Imouraren uranium project under wraps for the time being, some investors are taking the opposite approach. With optimism abound, they are banking on prices recovering and jostling to get a foothold [...]


On your screens soon: the Boke bauxite insurrection

The recent violent outbreak in early September in Boke, stronghold of bauxite mining in Guinea, could have a ripple effect [...]

The final sprint for Balama graphite

Mozambican businessman Nkutema Namoto Alberto Chipande is one of the latest actors to show an interest in the highly prised [...]

Financier John Lee aspires to revive Dablova gold mine

Chairman of Canadian mining firm Prophecy Development Corp, Chinese financier John Lee, has plans to finalise the acquisition of the [...]

China Copper Mines struggles to shake off rivals at Fitula

The Chinese firm's battle to regain full ownership of the Fitula copper mine has been struck another deafening blow by the Lusaka courts. [...]

European Union and UNDP back registry of artisanal miners

A team of consultants should soon be dispatched to Guinea [...]

Taoufik Mansouri wants to see zinc and lead unearthed by 2018

Tunisian firm Tunisian Mining Services (TMS), owned by local businessman [...]


PCF Capital targets new trading platform for mining juniors

PCF Capital, a Perth-based mining consultancy firm, is currently working [...]

Polyglot continues to strengthen foothold on continent

Enjoying a strong presence with mining companies active in Africa, [...]

Corridors of power

Niamey invents new permits to help fill State coffers

Nigerien mines minister Hassane Barazé Moussa, who wants to increase the number of active mines in the country and extend [...]


Continent wants its slice of seabed mining cake Free

While the International Seabed Authority (ISA) intends to roll out before the end of the year its rules to regulate [...]

Oumarou Idani counting on Rabat's help in mining sector

Burkina Faso mines minister Oumarou Idani wants to develop his [...]

A very mining ending for members of parliament

A first draft of Botswana's revised mining code should be [...]

Minister Keketso Sello's aspirations for local content

During the Africa Down Under conference held on from September [...]

No-show from Katanga's viceroys

Expected at the Sultani Makutano conference held in Kinshasa mid-September, [...]

Mineral Sands ventures inland

Mineral Sands Consultants (MSC), directed by Dutch national Robert de [...]

China gives top billing to minister Fayemi

Nigerian mines minister Kayode Fayemi will be the only African [...]

Power brokers

Simon Youds' plans to defuse diggers' revolt

Australian entrepreneur Simon Youds, who develops gold projects in the Maniema province of eastern Congo-K via the firm he heads, [...]

Aissatou Sophie Gladima Siby needs to kick-start mining sector

Senegalese president Macky Sall, who wants to turn mining into one of the country's primary industries, created a brand new [...]

Abdoulaye Magassouba and Kerfalla Yansane heard in Washington

As part of the ongoing dispute opposing the Guinean government and law firm Dentons over unpaid fees for the latter's [...]

Hugh Warner scouts around China for offtakers

Australian Hugh Warner has been in and out of China recently on the hunt for offtakers for future lithium output [...]

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