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Mining in Africa
 
Mining in Africa

African governments misjudge impact of volatile global commodity prices

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African countries that host mining projects have often sought to renegotiate contracts during periods of high commodity prices, when they should have seized those opportunities to develop the capital intensive projects that only high price...
11th July 2014
 
 
Mining in Africa

Commodity prices impact on mineral rents

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Mining companies operating in Africa need to understand that fluctuating commodity prices impact on mineral rents, says mining risk analysis company Eunomix MD Claude Baissac. Baissac was the guest speaker at an event hosted last month by Africa...
11th July 2014
 
 
Mining in Africa

Decline in new mining projects

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Last year saw a decline in the number of new mining projects worldwide, with Africa contributing 29% of the total, although these projects were small, on average, compared with the global norm, says global financial information provider SNL Metals...
11th July 2014
 
 
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Exploration work continues on base metal projects

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Africa-focused iron-ore mining company Cavalla Resources, which is owned by private investment holding company Jonah Capital, has completed a definitive feasibility study (DFS) on its Buchanan iron-ore project, in the City of Buchanan, in Liberia....
11th July 2014
 
 
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Explorer optimistic about Guinea

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Drilling is under way at Australian gold and base metals explorer Drake Resources’ Seimana gold project, in the Siguiri province of northern Guinea. CEO Jason Stirbinskis tells Mining Weekly that the company expects results that reflect the...
11th July 2014
 
 
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Gabon, Morocco pen co-op agreements

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Gabon and Morocco signed two major agreements in March to develop their respective natural resources and increase the industrialisation of both countries’ economies. The first agreement is between Gabon’s State-owned mining company Société...
11th July 2014
 
 
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Increased demand for safety and security in Africa

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The African mining industry is increasing its demand for integrated safety and security solutions, as more companies are valuing health and safety, and are regarding the installation of new systems and the modifications of existing ones as a core...
11th July 2014
 
 
Mining in Africa

Infrastructure deficit thwarting investment

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A lack of infrastructure in several African countries continues to hinder investment in new mining projects and efficient operations at existing mining operations, says multidisciplinary mining and engineering consulting firm SRK Consulting....
11th July 2014
 
 
 
 
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