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Chinese miner to start copper output in Eritrea by next year

By: Bloomberg     24th August 2018 A unit of Sichuan Road & Bridge Co. will start producing copper, zinc, gold and silver at a mine in Eritrea by early next year, helping diversify the country’s agrarian economy, a mines ministry official said. The project will add to two operating mines in the Horn of Africa nation, which is... 

Ethiopia suspends gold mining firm's licence after weeks of protests

By: Reuters     10th May 2018 Ethiopia has suspended a gold mining firm's licence after weeks of protests in a town near the mine by local people who accuse the company of polluting their source of water and the atmosphere, a government official said. "The ministry suspended the licence in response to the demands of the... 

Protesters demand Ethiopia cancel billionaire's gold licence

By: Bloomberg     8th May 2018 Protesters in Ethiopia’s restive Oromia region demanded the government withdraw a gold-mining permit from a company owned by Saudi billionaire Mohammed al-Amoudi because of alleged pollution. Demonstrators have blockaded roads in Shakiso, 358 km south of the capital, Addis Ababa, since April 30... 

Smarter mining, manufacture, agriculture needed, says IDC’s Maia 

By: Martin Creamer     12th January 2018 South Africa needs to aim towards smarter mining, smarter agriculture and smarter manufacturing. “It’s about taking all the major sectors of the economy forward, with each feeding on the other,” says Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) research and information head Jorge Maia of the roles... 

Ethiopia mulls new potash partner as failed deal is arbitrated

By: Bloomberg     14th September 2017 Ethiopia is considering finding a new partner to develop a potash mine abandoned last year by Israel Chemicals, which has sought compensation at an arbitration court after accusing the government of failing to support the project. Several companies are interested in developing potash deposits in... 

Africa's richest man may quit Ethiopia over mining dispute

By: Bloomberg     23rd June 2017 Dangote Cement, controlled by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, said it may shut its operations in Ethiopia if authorities in the central state of Oromia don’t reverse an order to cement makers to hand over control of some parts of their businesses to local young people. Oromia state’s East... 

Continental vision identifies mining’s role in transforming economies

By: David Oliveira     21st October 2016 The need to diversify Africa’s primary-resource export-focused economies in support of other industry-related value chains is key to helping transform the continent’s economy and generate greater wealth from its significant minerals endowment. At this year’s Joburg Indaba, which took place... 

Continental vision identifies mining’s role in transforming economies

By: David Oliveira     21st October 2016 The need to diversify Africa’s primary resource export-focused economies in support of other industry-related value chains is key to helping transform the continent’s economy and generate greater wealth from its significant mineral endowment. At this year’s Joburg Indaba, which took place earlier... 

Policy body advancing implementation of African Mining Vision

8th July 2016 Policy implementation body the African Mineral Development Centre (AMDC) – established to support, promote and assist in the implementation of the objectives of the African Mining Vision (AMV) – has presented at workshops across Africa on initiatives that are expected to drive continental growth... 

Harry Anagnostaras-Adams

By: Ilan Solomons     31st July 2015 This week Mining Weekly features Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, executive chairperson of KEFI Minerals, which is developing a gold mine in Ethiopia and exploring regionally in the Arabian Nubian Shield 

Degremont

1st June 2015 Degrémont and all companies of the Group now operate under the brand SUEZ environnement and continues to expand winning six new contracts in Africa. Degrémont has strengthened its presence in Africa, winning four new water treatment plant construction and refurbishment contracts worth a total of... 

Premier receives final $1m for Danakil

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     12th January 2015 Aim-listed Premier African Minerals has received the final $1-million tranche from potash developer Circum Minerals as payment for a 30% interest in the Danakil potash project, in Ethiopia. In May last year, Premier acquired Mandalore Development, which held a 30% stake in the project, from... 

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... 

As Moz mining industry ramps up, benefits begin to appear

By: Keith Campbell     2nd November 2012 The government of Mozambique and Vale Mozambique, the Mozambican subsidiary of major Brazilian diversified mining group Vale, are holding talks about the company assigning ten percent of its shares for purchase by Mozambican investors. This was revealed by Vale Mozambique operations director... 

New initiative to boost ‘mineral skills’ in Africa

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd October 2012 In an effort to deal with the skills shortages hampering Africa’s mineral sector development, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Uneca) and mining firm AngloGold Ashanti on Tuesday announced the establishment of the African Mineral Skills Initiative (AMSI). The initiative, which... 

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