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Ivorian miner seeks $375m bauxite venture with Sumitomo

By: Bloomberg     30th May 2018 Lagune Exploitation Afrique in Côte d'Ivoire said it is in talks with a unit of Sumitomo Corp about a partnership for the development of a bauxite deposit and the construction of two alumina plants for 218-billion CFA francs ($375-million). Lagune Exploitation is developing the 34.5-million... 

Trevali revenues rise 187%, Q1 earnings miss on Perkoa freight timing

By: Henry Lazenby     11th May 2018 Pureplay zinc producer Trevali Mining has reported adjusted earnings a share of $0.04, missing average analyst earnings forecasts by a penny, on lower-than-expected sales from the Perkoa mine, in Burkina Faso, mainly owing to freight timing at the Port of Abidjan, in Côte d’Ivoire.... 

Guinea GDP growth surges on mining sector rebound – IMF

By: Reuters     3rd May 2018 Guinea's economy expanded by more than 8% in 2017 and is on track to grow by around 6% this year on the back of a rebound in the mining sector, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Wednesday. Meanwhile, inflation in the West African country – a major producer of the aluminium ore bauxite... 

Exploration activity boosted, focus remains on Ity project

By: Nadine James     26th January 2018 Gold miner Endeavour Mining is focused on developing projects in the underexplored Birimian belt in West Africa through an aggressive exploration strategy to find between ten-million and 15-million ounces over the next five years. “This would involve our finding twice as many gold ounces than we... 

Côte d'Ivoire mining sector turnover rose 11.5% in 2017

By: Reuters     25th January 2018 Côte d'Ivoire's mining sector turnover rose by 11.5% in 2017, an increase achieved mainly via exports of gold, manganese and nickel, the government spokesman said on Wednesday. "The mining sector announced a sales revenue of 539-billion CFA francs ($1.02-billion) in 2017, compared to 483-billion... 

Agbaou mine, Côte d'Ivoire

By: Thabi Madiba     30th June 2017 A gold mine located about 200 km north of Abidjan, in Côte d'Ivoire. 

Wealth gap leaves Ivorians craving share of 'economic miracle'

By: Bloomberg     20th April 2017 Standing knee-deep in muddy water to sift gravel in oppressive heat, a handful of middle-aged miners search for diamonds, clinging to what seems like a dying trade in a region with few job opportunities. “It’s unpredictable,” Pierre Silue, a 46-year-old miner wearing ragged clothes, said as he... 

France’s AMR seeks rights for $200m Guinea bauxite mine

By: Bloomberg     7th October 2016 French bauxite explorer Alliance Miniere Responsable said it filed for permission to develop a $200-million mining project in northern Guinea. AMR seeks the right to mine bauxite in the West African nation’s Boke district for at least 15 years, Romain Girbal, president and co-founder of the... 

Endeavour announces management shakeup

By: Henry Lazenby     5th October 2016 West Africa-focused gold producer Endeavour Mining has appointed Vincent Benoit to the newly created position of executive VP, CFO and corporate development officer, effective November 1. The company on Tuesday announced that the former executive VP for strategy and business development would... 

IronRidge widens lithium playing field with West African acquisition

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th September 2016 In light of the rising global demand for lithium, Aim-listed IronRidge Resources has set out to acquire a highly prospective 400 km2 primary hard-rock lithium exploration licence in Côte d'Ivoire from Enchi Pro. IronRidge can acquire up to 100% of the project through staged earn-in arrangements... 

Canadian miner well positioned to build Houndé

8th July 2016 The planned ramp-up of Canadian gold miner Endeavour Mining’s Karma mine in  north-central Burkina Faso and the strength of its other operations has ensured that the company is well positioned to build its Houndé project, which will further enhance the quality of its portfolio, CEO Neil Woodyer... 

Endeavour back in the black as AISC drops and output rises

By: Henry Lazenby     3rd May 2016 Africa-focused Canadian gold producer Endeavour Mining has reported a $3-million, or $0.05 a share, headline profit for the three months ended March 31, as markedly lower all-in sustaining costs (AISC) and higher year-on-year sales boosted the miner's financial performance. The TSX-listed miner,... 

Bonikro mine, Côte d’Ivoire

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd April 2016 A gold mine, in the Oumé project area, in central to southern Côte d’Ivoire. 

Côte d’Ivoire mine repays financing loans, exceeds expectations

By: Ilan Solomons     19th February 2016 TSX-listed gold miner Endeavour Mining’s Agbaou gold mine has fully repaid its shareholder loans (from Endeavour) of $181-million, with the final loan payment received on November 27, 2015. The mine, which is 200 km north of Abidjan, is 85% owned by Endeavour’s Ivorian subsidiary Agbaou Gold... 

Randgold’s Tongon moves into dividend-paying position

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     26th October 2015 Randgold Resources’ Tongon gold mine, in Côte d'lvoire, has paid off its shareholders’ loans of $448-million, thereby moving it into a dividend-paying position, CEO Mark Bristow says. Speaking at the mine’s quarterly briefing in Abidjan, he described this as a significant achievement,... 

Drilling campaign uncovers new gold deposits at Endeavour’s Agbaou mine

By: Ilan Solomons     25th September 2015 TSX- and ASX-listed gold miner Endeavour Mining has recorded successful exploration drilling results, including delineation of high-grade zones, at its Agbaou gold mine, located about 200 km north of Abidjan, in Côte d’Ivoire. The drilling programme confirmed extensions of mineralisation in the... 

Kibali wine to support humanitarian work in Africa

11th February 2015 South African winery Windfall Estates on Wednesday launched its Kibali wine, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Mouvèdre, with a significant portion of all sales of the wine earmarked for the Nos Vies en Partage Foundation, an independent charitable organisation established by dual-listed... 

Canadian miner expands West African operation

By: Pimani Baloyi     1st August 2014 As part of its aim to expand its West African presence, Canada-based TSX- and ASX-listed gold miner Endeavour Mining announced in June that it started production at its Segala underground mine, in south-western Mali, which comprises half of the Tabakoto deposit’s total resources. Endeavour has... 

West Africa-focused gold miner prioritises community empowerment

By: Pimani Baloyi     1st August 2014 London- and Nasdaq-listed gold miner Randgold Resources aims to ensure that communities surrounding its mining operations benefit from the proceeds of mining the natural resources, says CEO Mark Bristow. He tells Mining Weekly that the company has built schools, clinics and homes for... 

‘Hot spot’ Ivory Coast may host next new Randgold mine 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd July 2014 Under-explored Ivory Coast, which has just introduced what is seen as the most investor-friendly mining code in Africa, may become the site of the sixth mine that the London- and Nasdaq-listed Randgold Resources will build on the continent. Randgold Resources CEO Dr Mark Bristow described the... 

Randgold in sweet spot as it looks to million-ounce-a-year decade

By: Martin Creamer     29th May 2014 London- and Nasdaq-listed gold mining company Randgold Resources, which produced a record 283 763 oz in the three months to March 31, is in a sweet spot as it reaps the benefit of 19 dogged years of low-cost discovery and development that enables it to cock a snook at low gold prices. Well... 

Perkoa ships its first zinc

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th October 2013 ASX-listed Blackthorn Resources has shipped its first zinc concentrate from the Perkoa project, in Burkina Faso. Blackthorn said on Thursday that 12 175 t of zinc concentrate sailed from the port of Abidjan, in Cote d’Ivoire. A further 16 000 t of zinc concentrate has also been trucked and... 

Old-style colonial mining no longer acceptable on African continent – Turok

By: Martin Creamer     19th September 2013 There was a new awareness across Africa that old-style colonial mining was unacceptable on the continent, African National Congress (ANC) MP Ben Turok said on Thursday. Turok, who was addressing the MetalBulletin Events sixth South African ferroalloys conference on mineral beneficiation and its... 

Mining on-site laboratory contract awarded

2nd August 2013 Inspection, verification and testing company SGS reports that it has been awarded the operational contract for the on-site laboratory of Endeavour Mining’s Agbaou gold project in Côte d'Ivoire. SGS will design, equip and operate the laboratory to provide sample preparation and analysis in support... 

Tongon springboard for Randgold's further Côte d'Ivoire exploration

By: Natalie Greve     29th July 2013 Despite the prevalence of uncertainty around Côte d'Ivoire’s mining code, Randgold Resources CE Mark Bristow has said that the company remains committed to working with that country’s government to build a sustainable mining industry and will use its Tongon operation as a platform from which to... 


By: Asha Ramsaran     29th March 2013 Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa  


By: Asha Ramsaran     22nd March 2013 Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa  

Randgold’s Tongon mine returning to normal following fire

By: Natalie Greve     21st January 2013 Production at Randgold Resources' Tongon mine, in Côte d'Ivoire, is returning to normal following a fire in the mill section of its plant three weeks ago, the company said on Monday.  Both mill circuits were expected to be fully operational within two weeks and, despite a series of setbacks, the... 

Cote d'Ivoire windfall tax threatens Randgold expansion – CEO

By: Reuters     31st October 2012 Cote d'Ivoire's new windfall tax on gold profits could hamper plans by Randgold Resources to branch out from its Tongon mine and launch new projects in the West African nation, the miner's chief executive said. Cote d'Ivoire's government in September adopted a 19% tax on gold profits, seeking to... 

Randgold CEO raises $500 000 for charity on motorcycle trip

By: Natasha Odendaal     11th July 2012 Randgold Resources CEO Mark Bristow raised more than $500 000 for charity after completing a 13 000 km charity motorcycle marathon across 17 countries, the company reported on Wednesday. The mining leader’s team, 3boyzonbikes, which included Bristow’s two sons, travelled an estimated 820 km or... 

Ity mine, Côte d’Ivoire

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd June 2012 A gold mine located in western Côte d’Ivoire. 

Bristow party departs on motorcycle expedition to Abidjan

By: Henry Lazenby     1st June 2012 Randgold Resources CE Mark Bristow on Friday departed on a 10 500 km, six-man expedition from Bagshot, in the UK, to Abidjan, in Côte d’Ivoire, to raise funds for a number of charities. This is the second trip for fundraising purposes to be undertaken by Bristow and his party on specially... 

Company Announcement: Spudding of Gazelle-P3 well

13th March 2012 Rialto Energy Limited (ASX: RIA), the exploration, appraisal and development company with operated assets offshore Cote D’Ivoire, West Africa, is pleased to announce the commencement of drilling of the Gazelle-P3 production well on the CI-202 block. Rialto is Operator of the Block with an 85%... 


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