July 09

July 08

  • Liberia: Sirleaf Vows to Respond 'Decisively' to Protest

    Liberia Govt

    President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has vowed that perpetrators of the violent protest at the Acelor Mittal facilities on July 3rd and 4th will have their day in court, and justice... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Think Beyond the Mining Bank Account

    The Herald

    WE welcome Government's belated decision to open an account dedicated to lodging deposits from mineral exports only although we believe even this may not be enough. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: ZMDC to Revive Gold Mines

    The Herald

    The Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation plans to use a phased recovery approach to revive three of its gold mines put under care and maintenance due to undercapitalisation.The... Read more »

  • Namibia: Diamonds - De Beers, It's Now Our Time


    BOTSWANA and De Beers signed a 10-year sales agreement in September 2011, which gave some clout to Gaborone, which is the leading global diamond producer by value. Read more »

  • South Africa: Cosatu NW Worried About Violence in the Mines [press release]


    The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the North West is worried about the continuation of violence in the platinum belt, in particular in the Impala mine. Read more »

July 07

  • East Africa: Free-Form Thinking On the State of the Region [analysis]

    African Arguments

    I've had the happy opportunity to participate in a couple of discussion seminars/roundtable events over the past 10 days on the East African region. Here are some thoughts and... Read more »

  • South Africa: NUM Pay Tribute to Fallen Miner

    CAJ News

    ABOUT 1 000 members of National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Monday converged at Middelburg Laduma Hall in Mpumalanga for a memorial service of Solomon Mashego, who died after a... Read more »

  • Africa: Sudan Predicted to Be Africa's Largest Gold Producer By 2018

    Sudan Tribune

    Sudan's minister of mining, Ahmed Mohamed Sadiq al-Karuri, has predicted the country will become Africa's largest gold producer by 2018. He said in press statements on Monday that... Read more »

  • Tanzania: Gold Firm Supports Youth Start Incomegenerating Projects

    Daily News

    OVER 300 youth from villages around North Mara Gold Mine have been given entrepreneurship skills aimed at enabling them to start income-generating activities. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Govt Tightens Screws on Mineral Exports

    The Herald

    Government will soon direct the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority to open a bank account dedicated for mineral export deposits only after realising the sector was making little... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Meikles Postpones Platinum Mining Plans

    The Herald

    Meikles Centar Mining has shelved plans to venture into platinum mining following the withdrawal of a prospective investor who had shown interest in the venture, a company official... Read more »

  • South Africa: Fatal Accident At Arnot Mine in Mpumalanga [press release]


    The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is deeply saddened that its member was fatally injured at ARNOT Mine today around midday. He was killed by a rock fall underground. Read more »

July 06

  • Zimbabwe: Hwange Spends U.S $33 Million On Equipment

    New Zimbabwe

    HWANGE Colliery Company Limited (HCCL) has acquired equipment worth over US$33 million to improve production to around 300,000 tonnes a month and plans to divide operations into... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Of Angry Spirits and Diamond Mining

    New Zimbabwe

    A SIZEABLE number of the black indigenous people in Zimbabwe have firm beliefs in ancestral spirits. They believe that when a person dies, their spirit continues and can have... Read more »

  • Uganda: Tibet Hima Targets 5m Tonnes Copper


    In its 25-year contract, Tibet Hima Company Limited, the new Chinese owners of Kilembe Mines Company Limited, will extract five million tonnes of copper. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Nigeria Produces 153.9 Million Tonnes of Minerals in Five Years


    Nigeria produced 153. 90 million tonnes of all manner of minerals across the country from 2009 to 2013, an official has said. Read more »

July 05

  • Kenya: Mui Locals to Gain From Mining - MP

    The Star

    Mui coal belt residents will not be shortchanged in coal mining deals, Mwingi Central MP Joe Mutambu said yesterday. He said due process would be followed to ensure that those who... Read more »

July 04

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