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Congo mines say revised code threatens industry's future

By: Reuters     12th December 2017 Mining companies in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Monday that proposed changes to the mining code adopted by the lower house of parliament last week would do lasting damage to investment in Africa's top copper producer. The process of revising the 2002 mining code in Congo has dragged on... 

Congolese lower house adopts new mining code that increases taxes

By: Reuters     11th December 2017 The Congolese lower house of parliament has adopted a new mining code that will increase taxes and royalties, two members of parliament and an aide to the speaker said. The code had originally been proposed in 2015, but was shelved because of fierce objections from mining companies, which... 

SMB plans Guinea alumina refinery by 2022

By: Reuters     4th December 2017 A consortium of the Societe Miniere de Boke (SMB) and Singapore's Winning Shipping plans to build Guinea's first alumina refinery in a $3 billion effort to develop the West African country's bauxite industry, it said on Monday. Guinea has about a third of the world's bauxite reserves and expects... 

Avenira's Senegal project moves into operational stage

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     3rd October 2016 First phosphate product from the Baobab project, in Senegal, has been trucked to the Port of Dakar, ASX-listed Avenira reports. “The Baobab phosphate project continues to progress steadily and it is excellent to see the first trucking of phosphate product to the stockpile at the Port of Dakar,... 

SIM Senegal 2016

     28th September 2016 SIM Senegal 2016 Under the High Patronage of His Excellency Macky SALL President of the Republic of Senegal 4th Senegalese Mining Conference & Exhibition, Dakar, Senegal 8 – 10 November 2016 SIM Senegal set to be West Africa’s largest mining event in 2016 The fourth edition of the Senegalese... 

Randgold CEO Bristow ‘super excited’ about Africa as ‘next China’ 

By: Martin Creamer     26th September 2016 Africa needs investments coupled with aggressive growth and if correctly managed, will be the world’s "next China", says Randgold Resources CEO Dr Mark Bristow, who has developed half a dozen highly successful gold mines on the continent besides traversing its length and breadth on his motor... 

Avenira seals another offtake deal for Senegal phosphate project

By: Mariaan Webb     16th August 2016 Australia-based Avenira has signed another offtake agreement for production from the Baobab phosphate project, in Senegal. Under the latest three-year agreement, Polyserve Import Export and Trade will buy 120 000 t/y of rock phosphate from the Baobab mine at market-based prices. The product will... 

BBE brings cooling to Mali mine

     7th December 2015 BBE Projects has been awarded a mine cooling project for the complete turnkey design and build of two refrigeration and air-cooling installations in Mali. This is BBE Project’s third refrigeration installation this year in Africa, the first being the second phase of the air-cooling programme at... 

Risk in Africa is manageable – gold miner

By: Dylan Stewart     10th July 2015 Africa is generally considered a high-risk mining environment, but gold explorer and miner Randgold Resources CEO Mark Bristow argues that the problem is rather that companies are not flexible enough to adapt their management techniques to different mining environments.  

Mali eyes $9.5bn rail projects to unlock iron ore, bauxite deposits

By: Reuters     27th October 2014 Landlocked Mali aims to diversify its mining sector away from gold with Chinese-built rail projects worth $9.5-billion that would link it to the Atlantic coast, even as slowing Chinese growth and falling commodity prices cool investment. The West African nation - the continent's third-largest... 

Sabodala mine

By: Sheila Barradas     15th August 2014 A gold mine, located 650 km east of the Senegalese capital, Dakar. 

Alwyn Pretorius

By: Martin Creamer     28th March 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Gold mining Date and Place of Birth: August 31, 1971, Winburg, Free State Education: HTS Louis Botha, Bloemfontein, matric 1989; University of Pretoria, BEng (Mining) 1993, BEng (Industrial) 1998 First Job: Junior Mining Engineer at Vaal Reefs Gold Mine Size of First... 

Grande Côte mine, Senegal

By: Sheila Barradas     27th September 2013 A zircon/ilmenite/rutile/leucoxene mine, located on a coastal, mobile dune system, about 50 km north of Senegal’s capital, Dakar. 

AngloGold Ashanti holds off on Mali mine's expansion

By: Reuters     14th February 2013 AngloGold Ashanti was to hold off on a $500-million expansion plan for its Sadiola joint venture mine in western Mali until the security situation became clearer, a company executive said on Wednesday. AngloGold continental Africa executive vice-president Richard Duffy said the world's... 

CIM launches branch, initiatives for West African mining

By: Henry Lazenby     12th October 2012 The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) on Friday said it had launched its first African branch in Dakar, Senegal, from which it intended to manage a number of new initiatives aimed at improving collaborative endeavours with West African countries. The CIM said the... 

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