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Semafo implements new transport measures for expats in Burkina Faso

By: Simone Liedtke     20th August 2018 Following two armed incidents at TSX-listed gold mining company Semafo’s Mana and Boungou mines, in Burkina Faso, which claimed the lives of eight people in the last two weeks, the company is now transporting all expatriate employees to the mine sites by helicopter. In addition, a ground military... 

Artisanal mining, geopolitical milieu remain challenges

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     13th July 2018 Artisanal mining in West Africa, as well as an unstable geopolitical environment, remain core challenges to mining investment in the area, states Western Australia-based project developer Sarama Resources. “As noted by a number of key industry players, artisanal mining is becoming pervasive and... 

Vital finds visible gold in Niger

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th May 2018 The share price of ASX-listed explorer Vital Metals increased by nearly 13% on Thursday, after the company reported visible gold at its Bella Tondi prospect, at the Bouli gold project in Niger. MD Mark Strizek told shareholders that visible gold was delivered from one of the drill holes at the... 

Burkina Faso to end Timis unit's $1bn manganese deal

By: Bloomberg     12th April 2018 Burkina Faso will proceed with plans to end its agreement with a unit of Timis Mining Corp. to mine a $1-billion manganese deposit even though a dispute about the operation is still pending at the International Court of Arbitration. The West African nation will give Pan African Minerals 90-days... 

Burkina Faso seeks new partner for $1bn manganese project

By: Bloomberg     22nd February 2018 Burkina Faso is looking for a new partner to mine the world’s largest manganese deposit after rights disputes thwarted two earlier attempts to develop the $1-billion project. Pan African Minerals, a unit of Timis Mining, was told to stop production at the Tambao mine in 2015 following a change in... 

Funding made available to advance Burkina Faso solar project

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd November 2017 The Banque Internationale pour le Commerce, l’Industrie et l’Artisanat du Burkina (BICIAB), a BNP Paribas Group subsidiary, will provide $16.5-million in financing to Eren Renewable Energy for a 15 MW solar power plant that is under construction in Burkina Faso. The funding was granted to... 

Glencore sells zinc mines to Trevali for $400m 

By: Schalk Burger     1st September 2017 Global diversified mining company Glencore has sold its 80% stake of the Rosh Pinah mine, and its 39% interest in the Gergarub project, both in Namibia, as well as its 90% stake of the Perkoa mine, in Burkina Faso, to zinc-focused base metals miner Trevali Mining Corporation for a total... 

West African gold mine signs solar power agreement

By: Martin Creamer     6th March 2017 West African gold mine Iamgold Essakane has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with renewable-energy providers in a move that will cut its diesel use and lower its carbon footprint.  EREN Renewable Energy and its partner African Energy Management Platform (AEMP) on Monday announced that... 

Mining tycoon’s $1bn manganese project nears collapse

By: Bloomberg     9th December 2016 A unit of Timis Mining that says it was forced to stop developing the world’s largest manganese deposit may seek as much as $4-billion in damages from Burkina Faso because the suspension of mining will endanger its other projects in West Africa. Pan African Minerals’ $1-billion Tambao project... 

Burkina Faso says dispute with Timis shouldn’t go to court

By: Bloomberg     7th December 2016 Burkina Faso said Timis Mining shouldn’t go to court until it has exhausted local mediation over a dispute about one of the world’s largest manganese deposits that the company says stems from the government’s deliberate blocking of the project. “The problem can’t go to the courts before we’ve... 

Avocet temporarily suspends Burkina Faso mine

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th October 2016 LSE-listed Avocet Mining’s share price fell by 38.5% on Thursday as it announced that it would temporarily suspend operations at its Inata mine, in Burkina Faso. This followed the seizure of a 1 400 oz gold shipment by bailiffs acting on behalf of former employees of Société des Mines de... 

Nexus progresses work programmes at Bouboulou project

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     9th September 2016 TSX-listed Nexus Gold on Friday reported that its second- and third-stage work programmes for the Bouboulou concession, in Burkina Faso, aimed at defining a resource and publishing an estimate, are expected to start in early 2017. The Bouboulou exploration permit, which covers 38.8 km2, is... 

Africa’s fastest-growing gold producer says more to come

By: Bloomberg     31st August 2016 Burkina Faso said it has more gold waiting to be discovered as the nation where output jumped more than 20 times in a decade reviews its geological records. The government wants to help companies that are already operating in the West African nation to lengthen the lives of their mines and make... 

A$21m fundraising advances Tanlouka camp construction

26th August 2016 Having received commitments to raise about A$21-million through a placement of 70-million shares at a price of A$0.30 a share, Perth-based gold company West African Resources can continue to rapidly progress its Tanlouka gold project. The placement proceeds will be used to start early civil... 

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 sells noncore Youga mine for $25.3m, replaces mined reserves

By: Henry Lazenby     29th February 2016 Africa-focused gold producer Endeavour Mining has sold its noncore Youga mine, located about 180 km southeast of Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso, for $25.3-million to Turkish explorer and development firm MNG Gold. The total cash price comprised $20-million for the asset and... 

Burkina Faso gold project set to start in H2

By: Ilan Solomons     12th February 2016 Construction of LSE-listed gold miner Nordgold’s Bouly gold project, about 90 km north of Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso, continues on schedule and within budget with production expected to start in the second half of 2016, Nordgold development projects director Igor Klimanov tells Mining Weekly.... 

Gold miner gearing up to start production

By: Kimberley Smuts     22nd January 2016 Intermediate gold producer Endeavour Mining plans to make a construction decision for its Houndé gold project, in Burkina Faso, in the first quarter of this year and intends to start construction in the second quarter. Gold production will commence in the last quarter of 2017. “Endeavour Mining... 

Service proposition enhancements to prove group’s mettle to Africa

By: Mia Breytenbach     22nd January 2016 Despite testing circumstances in the local mining industry, mineral processing equipment and solutions provider Multotec’s business is progressing well, with the group focusing on offering an improved services proposition to its mining customers across Africa, says Multotec CEO Thomas Holtz.... 

Pan African Minerals to seek compensation from Burkina Faso

By: Reuters     22nd December 2015 Pan African Minerals, a unit of Romanian-Australian resource tycoon Frank Timis's mining conglomerate, will seek compensation from Burkina Faso for losses incurred during a suspension of its Tambao manganese mine, a company executive said on Tuesday. The West African nation's transitional... 

Burkina Faso miners report ‘business as usual’ following military coup, violent protests

By: Henry Lazenby     17th September 2015 Canadian gold miners reported on Thursday that their respective operations were at this stage unaffected by the latest wave of political unrest to hit the West African nation of Burkina Faso, after presidential guard officers on Wednesday seized power in a coup d’état, with reports of more than... 


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... 

Drilling further increases Ghana gold project’s potential

10th April 2015 ASX-listed gold producer Cardinal Resources last month announced that further down dip gold extensions were confirmed at its Namdini mining project, in Ghana, increasing the project’s gold bearing potential. Down dip extensions were confirmed at 13 m at 1.158 g/t from 53 m vertical depth, 10 m at... 

Alecto buys Burkina Faso gold operation

By: Natasha Odendaal     17th November 2014 Aim-quoted Alecto Minerals on Monday announced plans to buy 100% of Gazelle Resources, which owned the Burkina Faso-based Kerboulé gold project, from Kaizen Discovery. Alecto agreed to pay Kaizen an initial £350 000 through the issue of 54.99-million new ordinary Alecto shares. 

Endeavour Mining expects delay to Burkina Faso gold project permitting

By: Henry Lazenby     4th November 2014 West Africa-focused gold miner Endeavour Mining expects the current political turmoil in Burkina Faso to set back the permitting schedule for its Houndé project at least until after elections had been held, expected within the next 90 days. The country is under military rule after the army... 

Glencore's Q3 ferrochrome, coal, oil, copper production up

By: Martin Creamer     4th November 2014 The South Africa-centred ferrochrome production of diversified miner Glencore lifted in the third quarter, as did its global coal, oil and copper production. The London-, Hong Kong- and now also Johannesburg-listed global mining and marketing company, headed by CEO Ivan Glasenberg, said that its... 

Mining ops continue unfettered despite Burkina Faso civil unrest

By: Henry Lazenby     31st October 2014 Canadian gold miners with operations in Burkina Faso on Thursday said despite the declared state of emergency, their operations were continuing uninterrupted. Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore had declared a state of emergency following violent protests in the capital that saw demonstrators... 

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... 

KSB Pumps Targets the Mining Industry at WAMPEX

5th May 2014 This year’s West African Mining and Power Exhibition  in Accra sees long-time exhibitor KSB Pumps and Valves back at the expo for the seventh time! WAMPEX takes place from 28 to 30 May at Accra Convention Centre in Accra, Ghana. “Our main objective this year is to get access to all the mining... 


By: Alida Odendaal     14th February 2014 Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa  

Inata mine, Burkina Faso

By: Sheila Barradas     13th December 2013 A gold mine, located within a highly prospective 1 660 km2 land package, in the Bélahouro district of Burkina Faso. 

Middle Island Resources to pursue further West African gold prospects despite failure to gain majority interest in Niger gold mine

By: Chantelle Kotze     29th November 2013 Despite failing to secure a majority interest in the Samira Hill gold mine, in Niger, ASX-listed Middle Island Resources’ board plans to focus on pursuing other projects to maximise shareholder value, as well as to advance the company’s existing gold projects in West Africa. 


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


By: Asha Ramsaran     15th March 2013 Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa  


By: Asha Ramsaran     8th March 2013 Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa  

First gold poured at new Burkina Faso mine

By: Samantha Herbst     22nd February 2013 Nordgold reports that construction has been completed and gold production has begun at the pure-play gold producer’s Bissa gold mine, in Burkina Faso, which makes the independent and internationally diversified miner the first company to operate two mines in the West African country. The miner... 

Burkina Faso mine pours its first gold

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     1st February 2013 Gold producer Nordgold has announced that construction of its Bissa mine, 100 km north of Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso, is now complete and that gold production has started. 

Company Announcement: SGS Announces Expansion of Geochemistry Laboratory in Ouagadougou

28th January 2013 SGS is pleased to announce the expansion of our commercial geochemistry laboratory in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 

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