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Topic - Burkina Faso
Apr 24, 2015
Canadian exploration company Savary Gold has started a 15 000 m drill programme at its Karankasso project, in Burkina Faso. The project was a joint venture between Savary and West Africa-focused gold explorer Sarama Resources.
Apr 22, 2015
Diversified low-cost gold producer Nordgold, which operates in Africa and Europe, on Tuesday reported that its gold output for the quarter ended March 31, at 266 000 oz, was 26% higher year-on-year. The company added that seven of its nine mines had achieved a...
Apr 15, 2015
One of BioTherm's existing SA projects
South African independent power producer BioTherm Energy has confirmed that three of its renewable-energy projects, with a combined capacity of 251 MW, were named as preferred bids during the fourth bid window under South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power...
Apr 14, 2015
US firm Source California Energy Services (SCES) has completed financing for a 740-billion CFA francs ($1.2-billion) opencast coal and power project in Niger to produce 600 MW for the national grid, the company said. The project at Salkadamna in the Tahoua region of...
Apr 10, 2015
London-listed Acacia Mining has expanded its footprint in the prospective Houndé greenstone belt, in Burkina Faso, through the signing of two further earn-in agreements with Sydney-listed Canyon Resources and Toronto-listed Thor Explorations. The agreement with Thor...
Apr 10, 2015
Degrémont has strengthened its presence in Africa, winning four new water treatment plant construction and refurbishment contracts worth a total of €40 million. Degrémont CEO, Rémi Lantier, commented: “We are delighted to be able to support the development of...
Apr 10, 2015
ASX- and TSX-listed gold miner Endeavour Mining reported on Friday that it was on track to deliver a full-year production of between 475 000 oz and 500 000 oz, as gold production during the first quarter of 2015 moved apace. During the quarter ended March, Endeavour...
Apr 08, 2015
Infrastructure development and expansion in Africa’s fastest growing economies lags far behind the growth rate of populations in those countries, particularly the middle class, which is expected to grow to more than half a billion people in 2030.  Water supply is...
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Mar 26, 2015
Thursday saw a slew of new senior executive appointments by several Canadian mining companies. West Africa-focused True Gold said it had appointed Christian Milau its new president and CEO, effective from April 27. The company, which was currently focused on...
Mar 19, 2015
Precious metals streaming firm Sandstorm Gold on Wednesday reported that fourth-quarter and year-end earnings were back in the black as reduced administrative costs and no significant special items boosted the bottom line. For the three months ended December 31, net...
Mar 13, 2015
GMOS South Africa has grown 2.7-million hectares of maize, soya and cotton crops in 2014
In the field of biotechnology (biotech), South Africa is the leader in Africa, having realised an economic gain of $1.15-billion between 1998 and 2012 from the use of genetically modified (GM) crops or biotech crops.
Mar 11, 2015
ASX- and TSX-listed Endeavour Mining has renewed a $350-million revolving credit facility which has funded the construction of the Agbaou mine, in Cote d’Ivoire. CEO Neil Woodyer said on Wednesday that by renewing the revolving credit facility and extending the...
Mar 03, 2015
Damages to equipment and site infrastructure, sustained during a violent protest by local communities at Canadian project developer True Gold's Karma project, in Burkina Faso, in January, amounted to about $6.1-million. The Vancouver-based company on Monday said it...
Feb 28, 2015
Canadian gold producer Endeavour Mining has reported a significantly wider net loss for the three months ended December, as notable impairment charges on its Tabakoto mine, in Mali, weighed on financials. The ASX- and TSX-listed company on Thursday reported a net...
Feb 26, 2015
West Africa-focused gold producer Endeavour Mining has filed an ‘early warning report’, as required by National Instrument 62-103, after increasing its holdings in Mali-focused explorer Legend Gold to about 18.75%. Vancouver-based Endeavour had received a further...
Feb 24, 2015
TSX-listed Semafo has completed the replacement of the shell of the semi-autogenous grinding mill at the Mana mine, in Burkina Faso. Despite the shutdown between January 19 and February 23, the miner reported on Tuesday that it still produced 22 220 oz of gold,...
Feb 24, 2015
In the field of biotechnology (biotech), South Africa is the leader in Africa, having realised an economic gain of $1.15-billion between 1998 and 2012 from the use of genetically modified (GM) crops or biotech crops.
Feb 24, 2015
Feb 23, 2015
The Mankarga 5 gold project, in Burkina Faso, would require a capital investment of about A$46.6-million, owner West African Resources said on Monday, announcing the results of a prefeasibility study (PFS). The ASX- and TSX-listed company revealed that the project...
Feb 20, 2015
A 34% increase in the estimated mineral reserve at Houndé project, in Burkina Faso, has resulted in greater output expectations and a longer mine life, owner Endeavour Mining revealed on Friday. The ASX- and TSX-listed miner said that an expansion of the Vindaloo...
Feb 18, 2015
Merger and acquisition activity in the mining space continued on Wednesday with precious metals streaming firm Sandstorm Gold agreeing to buy smaller rival Gold Royalties in an all-scrip deal worth about C$5.7-million. This followed Tuesday’s announcement that...
Feb 17, 2015
On June 16, 2006, hundreds of countries agreed to a June 17, 2015, deadline to switch off their analogue transmissions; however, insufficient tabs had been kept on the status of the countries’ transition to digital broadcasting and a new platform has been proposed by...
Feb 16, 2015
Bulyanhulu mine
Tanzania-focused gold producer Acacia Mining lifted gold production across all three of its producing mines by 13% to 718 651 oz for the year ended December 31. Gold production at Bulyanhulu increased by 18% to 234 786 oz, while Buzwagi lifted output by 15% to 210...
Feb 12, 2015
ASX-listed Orbis Gold’s board on Wednesday unanimously recommended that shareholders accept a sweetened offer by Canada’s Semafo, under which Orbis shareholders would be offered A$0.713 cash a share held. This was an improvement form the original A$0.65-a-share offer.
Feb 11, 2015
Despite what it describes as a “volatile market backdrop” multicommodity giant Glencore achieved across-the-board production improvements in copper, zinc, nickel, ferrochrome and coal for the year ended December 31. The group cautioned, however, that it planned to...
Feb 06, 2015
Canadian Miner Endeavour Mining has received the final signed mining permit to develop and operate the Houndé gold project, in Burkina Faso. The mining permit was previously approved by the Council of Ministers and had now been signed as a mining decree by the newly...
Feb 06, 2015
ASX-listed Golden Rim Resources has signed an agreement to sell its Balogo gold project, in Burkina Faso, to MNG Group of Companies for $10-million. “The cash price being offered for Balogo represents very good value for the company. It means that upon completion of...
Feb 06, 2015
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Wynberg-based special lubricants manufacturer Spanjaard’s products are gaining in popularity, owing to their increasing use in many specialised and industrial applications – in a niche field of the sector where competing products are falling short of meeting the...
Jan 30, 2015
Junior explorer Middle Island Resources has started acquisition negotiations on two possible gold assets, the company reported on Friday. The company said that it was actively reviewing project acquisition opportunities in West Africa and Australia, and, to date,...
Jan 30, 2015
The continued fluidity of events in Burkina Faso has made an update on the timeline of TSX-V-listed True Gold's flagship Karma gold difficult to pin down, with the company initially expecting to pour first gold as early as October this year. While the West...
Jan 30, 2015
To start: absolutely nothing justified the murderous attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo or on a kosher supermarket, in Paris, early this month. Both were expressions of murderous bigotry. (Alas, bigots are to be found everywhere, but, fortunately,...
Jan 28, 2015
Precious metals streaming firm Sandstorm Gold has entered into no fewer than ten royalty agreements on properties in West Africa and the US. TSX- and NYSE MKT-listed Sandstorm said this week that it expected the royalties to provide it with long-term exposure to a...
Jan 28, 2015
Screens from specialist vibrating equipment manufacturer and supplier Joest are customised to match the metallurgical requirements of a client’s processes and the associated mechanical duty. Joest brands this benchmark its ‘Engineered Solutions’ approach to supplying...
Jan 23, 2015
Jan 21, 2015
Aim-quoted Avocet Mining on Wednesday said it had secured a $1.5-million loan from an affiliate of its largest shareholder Elliott Management. The unsecured demand loan, with an interest rate of 12%, from the 27.7% shareholder’s affiliate, Manchester Securities Corp,...
Jan 21, 2015
TSX-V-listed True Gold has been closely monitoring the changing landscape in Burkina Faso, particularly near its project area, over the past six weeks, developing a much clearer understanding of certain of the perceptions and concerns of communities related to its...
Jan 21, 2015
Azimo, the online money transfer service, today announced that customers across Europe can now send money to recipients in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo in West African CFA francs for instant cash pick-up. Michael...
Jan 16, 2015
Dual listed gold miner Endeavour on Friday announced that gold production in 2014 had exceeded expectations, as the Tabakoto and Nzema mines exceeded their production levels, and the Agbaou mine came into production. During the year to December, Endeavour produced...
Jan 15, 2015
Aim-listed Alecto Minerals has raised £600 000 by way of a placing, through Hume Capital Securities, of 200-million new ordinary shares of 0.01p apiece in the capital of the company at a price of 0.3p a placing share. The net proceeds of the placing with certain new...
Jan 15, 2015
Dual-listed Centamin has appointed COO Andrew Pardey as CEO and executive director, effective February 1, replacing interim CEO Josef El-Raghy, who will continue in his role as chairperson. The company said in a statement that Pardey was instrumental in the...
Jan 14, 2015
Construction activities at Vancouver-based miner True Gold’s Karma gold project, in Burkina Faso, was again temporarily suspended on Wednesday, after an impromptu protest had left certain property and assets damaged.  Company spokesperson Blaine Monaghan told Mining...
Jan 09, 2015
Canada’s Semafo has extended the period for its takeover offer of ASX-listed Orbis Gold until February 6. Semafo was offering Orbis shareholders 65c a share in cash for their shareholding in the Australian gold developer. However, the offer has gained little...
Jan 06, 2015
Aim-quoted Alecto Minerals is on track to deliver a maiden resource estimate for its Kerboulé project this year, increasing the company’s existing gold inventory. The mineral exploration company, focused on West and East Africa, had completed detailed internal...
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