Kabore arrested in push for transparency?
The arrest of former mines minister Salif Lamoussa Kabore on April 6 and then his appearance before a court on [...]
Changes are afoot with mineral export terminals in Ivory Coast. The government has directly negotiated a contract with Pan African Minerals (PAM), a venture owned by entrepreneur Frank Timis, for the construction and concession of a minerals terminal in San [...]
Will Tambao's promising manganese deposit finally be mined? Its 20 million tons of reserves with a grading of between 52 and 53% make it potentially a world-class mine. After a false start by InterStar Mining, which worked Tambao for six months in 1993 and an abortive project by the Fompex consortium in 2004, several mining companies are now fighting for exclusive rights over the property. But the [...]