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Billionaire Friedland close to deal with BHP on Guinea iron-ore

By: Bloomberg     17th May 2019 Billionaire mining investor Robert Friedland is close to a deal to take over an iron-ore deposit in Guinea from owners including BHP Group, according to people familiar with the situation. Friedland is in advanced talks with BHP, Newmont Goldcorp and Areva, that will see him move to develop the... 

Avesoro's first-quarter Ebitda margin improves to 16%

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th May 2019 West African gold producer Avesoro Resources achieved a 102% quarter-on-quarter increase in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) to $9.5-million for the first quarter of this year. Its Ebitda margin also improved to 16%, compared with the 8% margin achieved in... 

Hummingbird, Liberia govt sign MDA for Dugbe project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd May 2019 Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources and the Liberian government have signed a 25-year mineral development agreement (MDA) that paves the way for the development of Hummingbird's 4.2-million-ounce Dugbe gold project. The MDA has also been ratified by the Liberian Legislature, approved into law by the... 

Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa

By: Reuters     24th April 2019 Billions of dollars' worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond – a Reuters analysis has found. Customs data shows that the UAE imported $15.1-billion worth of gold... 

Mick Davis moves closer to iron-ore mining with Liberian deal  

By: Bloomberg     18th April 2019 Mining dealmaker Mick Davis has won permission to export iron-ore from a planned mine in West Africa, adding momentum to the industry veteran’s comeback. Davis, through his new Niron Metals vehicle, has signed an agreement with Liberia that will allow him to use a rail and port to export iron-ore... 

West African mining rising steadily

By: Mamaili Mamaila     12th April 2019 Mining activity in West Africa is increasing and this trend is likely to continue. New mines have been established in Mali over the past few years, as well as in countries, such as Liberia, which are not traditionally associated with mining, says engineering consulting company SRK Consulting... 

Mineral-rich West Africa shows much potential

By: Mamaili Mamaila     12th April 2019 The cheerful mood among operators at the 2019 Investing in African Mining Indaba, coupled with some proactive and innovative governments competing for attention, suggests that the West African mining sector’s vast potential may increasingly be realised through the successful development of new... 

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