Africa Mining News

Anglo CEO says investor confidence returns to South Africa

Anglo American mines platinum, coal, diamonds and iron ore in South Africa.

Congo state miner blames foreign investors for underdevelopment

Congo is Africa’s biggest copper producer and the world’s largest source of cobalt.

Lonmin turns first profit in four years ahead of Sibanye takeover

Lonmin also said on Thursday it expects Sibanye's deal to close early next year, but cautioned that some uncertainty still exists over its completion.

BMW joins project to improve conditions for cobalt mining in Congo

Carmakers seeking to boost sales of electric cars are struggling to get their hands on cobalt, a scarce but vital component in the production of batteries.

Congo plans to audit Glencore unit's cobalt over uranium levels

Relations with Congolese authorities have grown increasingly strained in recent months as the government pushes for foreign investors to contribute more.

UK explorer makes high-grade silver discovery in Ethiopia

The discovery was made at the Daro project, located in the Tigray Regional State of northern Ethiopia.

M2 Cobalt advances exploration at Uganda mine

The Vancouver junior mobilized a second drill rig and commenced drilling at two targets of its Bujagali mine.

Acacia Mining ends earn-in deal with Sarama in Burkina Faso

Acacia chose to divest of South Houndé as part of an ongoing review of its exploration portfolio, to focus on core projects.

Eurasian Resources secures electricity supply for Frontier copper mine in DRC

Frontier mine is a cornerstone of ERG’s copper business and is situated on the DRC-Zambia border.

Sierra Leone president urges end to strike at Iluka's rutile mine

The strike is the second in the past month at Sierra Rutile following a week-long stoppage in October that led Iluka to cut its output forecast of rutile.

Nigeria awards mining exploration contract to 10 mining, consulting firms

Nigeria, Africa's top crude oil producer, is aiming to diversify its economy by developing other industries such as mining through various incentives.

Guinea bauxite miner to build new railway in $3B deal

The 135-kilometer (84-mile) railway, which will link mining operations to a river terminal, will cost an estimated $1.2 billion and is expected to start operations in 2022.

S. African minister unhappy with Gold Fields after job talks

Most workers at Gold Fields' struggling South Deep mine have been on strike since Nov. 2 over the company's plans to cut around 1,100 jobs, or 30% of its workforce.

La Mancha plans to expand its African footprint, buy Barrick gold mines

La Mancha is a private gold company with investments in Toronto-listed Endeavour Mining, Australia's Evolution Mining and Ghana-focused Golden Star Resources.

Newmont’s Subika underground in Ghana starts commercial production

The mine is 307 km northwest of the nation’s capital of Accra, and is situated along the Sefwi Volcanic Belt, a northeast-southwest trending volcanic belt in western Ghana.

Zimbabwe sees no radical change for platinum, diamond ownership

Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Winston Chitando told Reuters there would be "no change" for diamonds and platinum when asked about industry speculation the indigenisation rules could be relaxed further.

Nova Scotia miner starts drilling in Mali

Roscan's Kandiolé project is located in the gold prospective Birimian Rocks of West Mali.

What global rules against 'blood gold'? Small miners have to eat

On Jan. 1, the London Bullion Market Association will introduce a new version of the guidelines that embrace what’s called environmental, social and governance standards.

Rio Tinto sells stake in Rossing uranium mine to China

The company is selling its 69%-stake in Rossing Uranium Limited, which owns the Namibian mine, to China National Uranium Corporation (CNUC).

DRC cobalt deposits not 'that old'

By analyzing the age of known deposits, researchers get clues of where to find unexplored ones.

Tin pioneer Kay Nimmo named in Top 100 Women in Mining

Nimmo was selected for the Top 100 listing based on criteria such as perseverance in the face of adversity and a trail-blazing approach.

Congo's 9-month copper output up 8.7%, cobalt nearly doubles

Congo is Africa's top copper producer and the world's leading miner of cobalt.

Zimbabwe targets government wage bill to rein in state spending

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube cut civil servants’ pay and announced a series of other steps to reduce the government’s bloated wage bill.

Foraco’s camp in Niger attacked by terrorists

An unnamed source told Reuters that the assailants were believed to belong to Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram.

Sibanye shuts gold mines in South Africa as strike turns violent

Operations at Driefontein, Kloof and Beatrix mines were halted late on Wednesday.