Does Brexit spell bad news for diamond traders?
The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union (EU) could have a direct effect on diamond producers in Africa. While [...]
Sable Mining, a company founded by Andrew Groves and Phil Edmonds, reportedly offered support to Alpha Conde’s presidential campaign in 2010 in return for a promise of mining concessions. This has emerged from e-mails that have come to Africa Mining [...]
A big question mark hangs over who will succeed BHP Billiton on the bauxite blocks the giant abandoned in 2012 (AMI 285). Africa Mining Intelligence has learned the identities of companies pre-qualified to bid for the properties. One gravitates in [...]
While Guinea’s committee that examines mining agreements has just recommended that rights on Simandou be withdrawn from the Vale/BSGR Guinee joint venture, Africa Mining Intelligence has learned of documents concerning the role of Ibrahima Sory II Toure in the affair. [...]
When he came to power on December 21 2010, President Alpha Condé promised a "new era". Two years on, it has become clear that management of the country's mineral resources is more than ever under his personal control. From the Sekhoutoureya Palace in Conakry, Alpha Condé exercises direct control of mineral resources via a number of carefully constructed networks. Mining Insiders Guinea describes [...]