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Nigerian mining sector poised for great things

Several important developments in the Nigerian mining sector in the last year bode well for the industry's future...

8 Aug 2017

Mining Elites in Africa nomination deadline extended

Mining Review Africa has decided to extend the nomination deadline for its Mining Elites in Africa recognition of excellence project to Friday, 11 August 2017...

4 Aug 2017

Magufuli's mining reforms are a masterclass in political manoeuvring

Ever since his election in 2015, Tanzania's president John Magufuli has been a subject of public fascination.

By Dan Paget 31 Jul 2017

Guinea landslide kills three illegal miners

CONAKRY - Two women and a man who slipped past security in northeastern Guinea to pan for gold died in a landslide...

21 Jul 2017

Expanded engagement for Caterpillar: Boosting sales and alleviating poverty

A strong signal of growing business engagement with Africa by large US corporations was the announcement last September by Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman of plans to invest over $1b in Africa over the next five years...

14 Jul 2017

17 declared dead in Ghana goldmine collapse: lawmaker

Rescuers called off a search for miners who were trapped underground after an illegal goldmine collapsed in western Ghana, declaring 17 dead...

7 Jul 2017

Hunt for survivors after Ghana goldmine collapse

ACCRA - Rescuers are scrambling to locate survivors after an illegal goldmine collapsed in western Ghana, trapping at least 17 miners underground...

5 Jul 2017

High-tech diamond mining vessel starts operations

Debmarine's newest diamond mining vessel, SS Nujoma, has started operations after being commissioned in Walvis Bay last week...

20 Jun 2017

Kenya: State to adopt safe practices in gold mining

Kenya is one of the eight countries that will get financial and technical support to eradicate mercury during gold mining and processing...

By Pauline Kairu 30 May 2017

Conflict-free gold project moves forward in DRC

The Just Gold project, a system to trace legal and conflict-free artisanal gold has moving from the pilot stage...

19 May 2017

Eni to build oil refinery in Nigeria: minister

Italian oil group Eni's Nigerian subsidiary Agip is planning a 150,000-barrel per day refinery as part of efforts to reduce imports, junior oil minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu said...

11 May 2017

DR Congo miners upset at US 'conflict mineral' rules

In the lush hills of eastern DRC, miners complain that recent US rules against "conflict minerals" have bitten into their meagre income...

5 May 2017

Shifting paradigms will live up to the African Mining Vision

The downturn clearly demonstrated why we need to rethink rents-based mineral sector management...

19 Apr 2017

Seeking more bids, Sierra Leone delays sale of huge diamond

Sierra Leone said that it was extending the bidding for a massive 709-carat diamond, after the government received only six offers for the gem...

12 Apr 2017

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International

Gold Fields sells Darlot mine

Gold Fields sold its unprofitable Darlot mine for A$18.5m in cash and shares to Australian Stock Exchange-listed Red 5, which plans to use the mine's infrastructure as a central processing hub in Western Australia.

5 Aug 2017

Once tax-free, Saudi Arabia starts expat levy

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia said it had begun taxing foreigners working in the private sector as part of fiscal reforms aimed at coping with a drop in oil revenues.

7 Jul 2017

SA engineering proves its mettle at Phillippines mine

Three South African engineering firms were instrumental for designing and building headgear, shaft collar and winder house for a new service shaft at the Philsaga Mining Corporation in the Philippines owned by Medusa Mining.

6 Jul 2017

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