Democratic Republic of the Congo Mining News

Congo mining regulations to be signed into law on Friday — mines minister

Congo's prime minister wants to immediately implement the new mining code without any concessions to industry demands that key provisions be amended.

Randgold expects Kibali gold output to rise thanks to automation

Company said new technology will help the DRC mine achieve its 2018 production guidance of 730,000 ounces, despite challenges posed by the country's new mining code.

Randgold Resources Tongon mine in Ivory Coast hit by strike

Recurrent industrial action by the workforce of a subcontractor it's jeopardizing Tongon's 290,000-ounce production forecast.

Apple in talks to buy cobalt directly from miners — report

Electronics and car makers are racing to lock in supply agreements for cobalt amid fears of shortage.

INFOGRAPHIC: The true costs of artisanal mining

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) has become a major of revenue for millions of people in about 80 countries worldwide, with more than 100 million people currently depending on the activity for their livelihoods. But at what costs?

Randgold doubles dividend as CEO charges against DRC mining code

Randgold boosted divvy to $2 a share, after a year of record production and soaring profits, but warned the good times may be over soon as it’s now facing demanding new regulations in Congo, one of its key jurisdictions.

Randgold’s Kibali mine in DRC to achieve full production this year

Mine is on track to produce its target of 700,000 ounces of gold in 2018.

LME launches probe on cobalt suppliers over fears of child exploitation

The LME has sent a directive to all suppliers asking them to detail how they guarantee “responsible sourcing” of the commodities they trade in the exchange.

Lower Q3 and Mali tax row take the glow off Randgold

Miner said full-year profit and output was on track despite a third-quarter dip, but its shares slid to a three-month low after its CEO did not rule out seeking arbitration over a tax dispute in Mali.

Friedland confident Congo copper project will be bigger than Grasberg

Ivanhoe boss transforms what could have been a set of exciting drill results into 43 holes of “global significance in the copper world”.

Congo reinstates miners' VAT exemption on imports in U-turn

The government owes mining companies about $700 million in VAT reimbursements from before last year's suspension.

Randgold schedules Massawa project for feasibility finalization

Company will make final decision on its development by mid next year.

Congo to re-evaluate new mining code next week

Move comes 15 months after the country’s government halted the planned revision amid opposition from mining companies and low commodity prices.

Loulo-Gounkoto sets sights on another big year as Morila legacy project takes shape

The Morila operation continues to deliver value in its post-mining phase while progressing plans to develop the site into a commercial agricultural hub after its closure in 2019, Randgold Resources chief executive Mark Bristow said at an on-site media briefing today.

‘Conflict minerals’ entering tech supply chains from countries beyond Africa — report

Tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold are now also being illegally extracted and traded at sites under the control of armed groups in countries including Myanmar and Colombia.

EU toughens up rules on imports of conflict minerals

The new law, which will come into force in 2021, requires importers to ensure their business do not contribute to armed conflicts.

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.

US mulls scaling back ‘conflict minerals’ rule

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is reconsidering the rule, which requires companies to trace and report whether their products contain minerals from a war-torn part of Africa.

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.