Democratic Republic of the Congo Mining News

US Lithium to mine for copper, nickel, cobalt in Canada’s Saskatchewan

The Gochagar Lake project, until now property of Diamond Hunter, consists of four claims covering 3,759 hectares located in northern Saskatchewan.

DR Congo’s perfect storm

A leaked White House memo, which outlines the suspension of a portion of the Dodd-Frank rule on ‘conflict minerals’, will exacerbate already high levels of violence in DR Congo.

South African judge clears path for Ivanhoe Mines’ Platreef mine development

Judge revoked an interim order that prevented the company from relocating graves present at its Platreef platinum group metals mine, in Limpopo Province.

Randgold resumes Tongon mine operations after deal with workers

Employees who had staged an illegal sit-in at the mine returned to work Wednesday after management and authorities reached a deal with them, the company said.

Randgold Resources hit by illegal sit-in at Tongon mine

Company said talks are underway to stop an illegal sit-in that started last week by some employees demanding annual ex-gratia payments.

Kibali ends challenging year with strong finish

The Kibali gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo has continued its performance improvement in the second half of the year after a tough first half.

Eight dead, 35 injured in Congo mining hub amid anti-Govt protests

Congolese security forces accused of shooting civilians in the southern city of Lubumbashi.

Randgold, Newcrest join forces to explore Ivory Coast for more gold

The new venture is part of Randgold's ambitious plan to discover three new deposits in the next five years.

New initiative aims to advance responsible sourcing of raw materials in technology supply chains

The EICC and CFSI Launch the Multi-Industry Responsible Raw Materials Initiative (RRMI).

Randgold eyes three new mines as higher gold prices boost profit 55%

The gold miner also expects to be in a position to increase dividends by the end of the year.

Activists urge Congo government to pass new mining code

Congo began reviewing its mining code in 2012, aiming to increase state revenues and tighten environmental and social regulations, but it has yet to make a decision about it.

Congo’s cobalt production set to soar despite claims of child labour

Last year, the country's cobalt production accounted for just over half of the world's output.

Report highlights progress against child labour in mining in Congo

International development nonprofit Pact released Friday a report detailing the progress of efforts to address child labour in mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congo government urged to pass new mining code

Group of 42 Congolese non-governmental organizations (NGOs) say difficult market conditions do not justify further delays.

At least 1,300 jobs to go as ENRC steps up cost-cutting measures in Congo

The layoffs may increase to 1,800 if the metal prices don’t recover soon, said the company.

Congo gives up plans to change mining code

The move could have driven away investors at a time of historically low commodity prices and energy shortages that are driving down output in the country.

Randgold raises dividend despite profit slump

The firm also said it would continue to invest in exploration, which remains the engine that drives its business.

Apple, Sony, Samsung linked to child labour claims in cobalt mines

Consumer products sold across the globe could contain traces of the metal produced by informal Congolese mines, who employ children as young as seven, says Amnesty International.

African Potash soars on fertilizer trade deal

The agreement with Windmill, a private fertilizer producer in Southern Africa, is expected to bring in net revenue of $300,000.

Randgold profit tumbles despite record gold production

The firm, debt-free despite current market conditions, mined a record 305,288 ounces in the third quarter, up from 299,320 a year earlier.

African Potash signs supply deal with Zambia distributor

The contract will give the company, which wants to become a one-stop shop African fertilizer business, a platform to distribute the product across eastern and southern Africa.

African Potash soars on second supply deal in a week

The company plans to create a vertically integrated operator to tap into a region that buys in an estimated 10 million tonnes of fertilizer a year.

Power shortages, cost cuts to hit Congo’s copper output

With the only exception of gold, production numbers for most other commodities mined in the Central African nation are also expected to decline this year.

African Potash seeks to create trading platform in Eastern and Southern Africa

The goal is to facilitate the mining, production and distribution of the fertilizer in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Congo’s planned mining code changes 'too risky': miners

The country's Chamber of Mines says the new code would send the mining industry back by at least 10 years.