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Apr 17, 2014
Weighing up the factors impacting the gold market this year, 2014 looks set to be a second year of price decline for gold, with precious metals consultancy Thomson Reuters GFMS continuing to forecast an average of $1 225/oz for the year. The organisation’s Gold...
Apr 16, 2014
ASX-listed Blackthorn Resources has signed an agreement with mining major GlencoreXstrata to sell its remaining 27.3% interest in the Perkoa zinc project, in Burkina Faso, for $12-million. Under the terms of the transaction, Blackthorn would receive $10-million for...
Mar 26, 2014
Dual-listed junior West African Resources has completed a A$3-million capital raising to fund drilling and scoping studies for its heap leach project in Burkina Faso. The ASX- and TSX-listed company had issued some 23.1-million shares, at 13c each, to raise the funds.
Mar 19, 2014
West Africa-focused gold producer Endeavour Mining on Wednesday said that it had widened its full-year 2013 net loss to $332.5-million, or $0.81 a share, compared with a net loss of $15.5-million, or $0.06 a share in 2012, as it booked a $506.9-million before-tax...
Mar 14, 2014
The inaugural Africa Transformation Report has one key and unequivocal message: the resumption of growth in many African countries is a necessary yet insufficient ingredient to sustainable development. Six of the world’s fastest growing economies are currently in...
Mar 10, 2014
Weakened gold prices in the latter half of 2013 dampened London-listed gold miner GoldPlat’s first-half results, swinging the company to an operating loss of £694 000 for the six months ended December 31, from a profit of £2.05-million for the first half of the...
Mar 05, 2014
ASX-listed Gryphon Minerals, which is developing the Banfora gold project in Burkina Faso, has agreed an earn-in deal with fellow-listed Boss Resources, giving it exposure to the Houndé belt, which it says is “one of the most prolific” in the country. The...
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Feb 20, 2014
Canada's Iamgold swung to a quarterly loss as gold prices fell, and said its capital spending in 2014 would be 40% lower than last year as it had completed the expansion of a mine in West Africa. The company earmarked 2014 capital expenditure of about $400-million,...
Feb 14, 2014
ASX-listed junior Blackthorn Resources has suspended opencut operations at the Perkoa zinc mine, in Burkina Faso, it reported on Friday, citing resource underperformance, weaker metal prices and “unacceptable” openpit financial results. Earlier this week, joint...
Feb 06, 2014
Centamin West Africa Holdings – a wholly owned subsidiary of TSX- and LSE-listed Centamin – has extended its takeover offer for ASX-listed Ampella Mining, but has told that company’s shareholders that it would not increase its offer price. In December,...
Feb 04, 2014
An optimisation study has identified a low-cost heap-leach start up for developer Gryphon Minerals’ Banfora gold project, in Burkina Faso. Initial estimates have placed a $208-million development cost on the Banfora project, with production targeted at around 150...
Feb 03, 2014
Eight countries in Southern Africa have earned a position among the top 20 "most exciting African mineral jurisdictions". According to an investment guide released on Monday, they are South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Madagascar, and Malawi.
Jan 28, 2014
Junior gold developer Gryphon Minerals has received the environmental permit for its Banfora gold project, in Burkina Faso. The ASX-listed company said on Tuesday that the milestone was the penultimate step in becoming fully permitted, allowing the flagship Banfora...
Jan 23, 2014
Nord Gold's Bissa mine
London-listed Nord Gold exceeded its 2013 production guidance of 850 000 gold-equivalent ounces with record output at its Bissa gold mine, in Burkina Faso, and the turnaround of underperforming mine sites beginning to deliver results. The gold producer reported a...
Jan 20, 2014
ASX-listed West African Resources has successfully completed the acquisition of TSX-listed Channel Resources, after shareholders approved the deal in December. West African has now issued more than 32-million ordinary shares and 14.9-million three-year share...
Jan 20, 2014
The cyclical resources market holds ample potential to ensure the savvy investor abundant returns, and if the timing of market pullbacks and expansions could be predicted, many more investors would be rich. However, author of the Resource Opportunities newsletter,...
Jan 13, 2014
Multotec has established a bonded warehouse at Tema Port on the Atlantic coast of Ghana that will drastically reduce its equipment supply lead times to mining operations in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Mali, all of which are within 2 000 km of the new facility. The...
 
 
 
 
Dec 13, 2013
As the world edges closer to the deadlines outlined in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it has become apparent that much more needs to be done to sustain and accelerate the gains made since 2000. It is also being argued that more emphasis should probably be...
Dec 13, 2013
As the world edges closer to the deadlines outlined in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it has become apparent that much more needs to be done to sustain and accelerate the gains made since 2000. It is also being argued that more emphasis should probably be...
Dec 11, 2013
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (Agra) has embarked on a five-year programme to identify, prioritise and reform specific agricultural policies and regulations that were currently hampering private investment in small- and medium-sized agribusinesses...
Dec 10, 2013
TSX- and LSE-listed Centamin on Tuesday made an offmarket bid to acquire 100% of ASX-listed junior explorer Ampella Mining. Centamin, which entered into a binding takeover bid implementation deed with Ampella, offered shareholders of the junior explorer one new...
Dec 09, 2013
Multotec leadership underwent a changing of the guard in its top management during 2013 that has heralded in some young and energetic business unit managing directors who will work alongside Group stalwarts to lead the organisation forward into 2014. These managing...
Dec 09, 2013
The shareholders of Canadian junior Channel Resources have approved the plan of arrangement with ASX-listed junior West African Resources. Votes representing some 48.52% of the outstanding shares of Channel were cast at a recent shareholding meeting, with 99.68% of...
Nov 22, 2013
South African steel fabricators will need to focus on offering a competitive, turnkey value-added solution to win market share in sub-Saharan Africa and further north on the continent, International Steel Fabricators of South Africa (ISF) director Neels van Niekerk...
Nov 15, 2013
West Africa-focused Avocet Mining has completed the buy-back of its entire hedge position with Macquarie Bank, transforming the gold mining and exploration company into a fully unhedged gold producer. The company announced in October that it had closed and drawn down...
Nov 14, 2013
West Africa-focused gold miner Semafo this week said it had received permission to develop its high-grade Siou and Fofina deposits, both located near the Montreal-based miner’s flagship Mana mine, in Burkina Faso. President and CEO Benoit Desormeaux on Wednesday...
Nov 13, 2013
Dual listed gold miner Endeavour Mining has reported a record gold production of 88 445 oz in the third quarter of 2013. Production during the three months to September was up 17% on the previous quarter, with the increase driven by the Tabakoto mill expansion, in...
 
 
 
 
Nov 12, 2013
Strong economic growth rates among most sub-Saharan African (SSA) sovereigns have not translated into improved credit quality, as fiscal deficits persist for most rated sovereigns in Africa, and current account deficits remain high, owing to capital and consumer...
Nov 08, 2013
African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) multidonor trust fund, the Agriculture Fast Track (AFT) Fund, announced on Thursday that it was accepting applications for new grants. The fund’s main objective was to reduce the infrastructure deficiency in the agriculture...
Nov 08, 2013
Australian firm Golden Rim Resources may bring in RMB Resources – which is part of South Africa’s Rand Merchant Bank – as a funding partner for its gold project in Burkina Faso. Golden Rim announced on Friday that it had signed an indicative term sheet with RMB...
Nov 07, 2013
A feasibility study into dual-listed Endeavour Mining’s Houndé gold project, in Burkina Faso, has confirmed the project’s economic potential. The ASX- and TSX-listed Endeavour reported on Thursday that Houndé could achieve yearly production of some 178 000 oz...
Nov 06, 2013
Aim-listed gold producer Goldplat has narrowed its operating profit for the year ended June 30 by £1.89-million to £2.6-million, largely on the back of a decision to put the Kenya-based Kilimapesa mine on care and maintenance, driving substantial losses of £983...
Oct 29, 2013
West Africa-focused gold explorer Algold Resources has offered to buy First Uranium, which last year had to sell its main assets in South Africa to repay its debt. The companies announced in a joint statement on Tuesday that they had entered into a definitive...
Oct 21, 2013
Dual-listed Amara Mining on Monday said it had lodged an application to voluntarily delist from the TSX, saying the minimal trading activity of its ordinary shares on the bourse no longer justified the expenses and administrative efforts associated with maintaining...
Oct 17, 2013
ASX-listed Blackthorn Resources has shipped its first zinc concentrate from the Perkoa project, in Burkina Faso. Blackthorn said on Thursday that 12 175 t of zinc concentrate sailed from the port of Abidjan, in Cote d’Ivoire. A further 16 000 t of zinc...
Oct 15, 2013
Aim-listed Weatherly International posted a $1.6-million after-tax profit for the year ended June 30, despite its copper production for the year having remained flat at 2012 levels. The copper producer attributed its full year profit primarily to capital inflow of...
Oct 15, 2013
A scoping study at junior Orbis Gold’s Natougou project, in Burkina Faso, has delivered positive results, prompting the ASX-listed company to launch further studies. The scoping study assessed two alternate mill throughput scenarios, one of 1.5-million tonnes and...
 
 
 
 
Oct 07, 2013
African Industrial Services _Investment is Abraaj’s first in Cote d’Ivoire _Abraaj’s support will enable AIS to accelerate its next phase of expansion across West Africa The Abraaj Group („Abraaj‟), a leading investor operating in growth markets, today...
Oct 04, 2013
MPs of the Portfolio Committee on Energy and their counterparts from the Pan African Parliament (PAP) have developed an action plan on how legislators can play a role in ensuring that Africans have access to affordable and sustainable energy.
Sep 27, 2013
Despite some strides having been made over the past decade to enhance agricultural development across Africa, there is no escaping the reality that the continent continues to face serious challenges of hunger, malnutrition and rural poverty. This has prompted the...
Sep 14, 2013
Event Profile: WAMPEX 11th International Exhibition for suppliers to West Africa’s rapidly growing mining and mineral resources sector. Mining is West Africa’s largest single user of the power generated hence the inclusion of the power sector in this event....
Aug 30, 2013
In an effort to combat the volatile commodity market, junior explorer Ampella Mining on Friday announced a range of cost cutting measures to preserve its treasury. The company announced a 33% reduction in its expatriate staff as well as a 50% reduction in its...
 
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