Endeavour wins ruling to end strike at Burkina Faso gold mine

1st February 2024

By: Bloomberg


Font size: - +

Endeavour Mining secured a decision from a court in Burkina Faso ordering that a strike at the company’s second biggest mine should end immediately.

The court issued an interim ruling on Tuesday that instructs “the expulsion of protesters” from the Hounde project, according to an internal company memo sent to employees on Jan. 30. The strike, which began on Jan. 21, has halted operations at the site.

The memo said that anyone who refuses to obey the court’s order to cease the “illegal occupations of the workplace and its surroundings” is subject to fines. An Endeavour spokesperson declined to comment

The mine accounted for almost 30% of the 1.1-million ounces of gold produced by Endeavour last year, according to company data. Output at Hounde is expected to drop 7% to 290 000 oz in 2024.

The company also has assets in Senegal and Ivory Coast.

Edited by Bloomberg


The content you are trying to access is only available to subscribers.

If you are already a subscriber, you can Login Here.

If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe now, by selecting one of the below options.

For more information or assistance, please contact us at

Option 1 (equivalent of R125 a month):

Receive a weekly copy of Creamer Media's Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine
(print copy for those in South Africa and e-magazine for those outside of South Africa)
Receive daily email newsletters
Access to full search results
Access archive of magazine back copies
Access to Projects in Progress
Access to ONE Research Report of your choice in PDF format

Option 2 (equivalent of R375 a month):

All benefits from Option 1
Access to Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa for ALL Research Reports, in PDF format, on various industrial and mining sectors including Electricity; Water; Energy Transition; Hydrogen; Roads, Rail and Ports; Coal; Gold; Platinum; Battery Metals; etc.

Already a subscriber?

Forgotten your password?