DRC Mining News

Randgold's Kibali mine heads for full production

The Kibali gold mine’s underground operation, which will significantly increase production, is on track to start commissioning in the third quarter of this year, Randgold Resources chief executive Mark Bristow said at a media briefing here 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.

Glencore’s profit soars on commodities rebound

A surge in commodity prices combined with its multibillion-dollar asset fire-sale has put the company in a position to pay big dividends and explore acquisitions.

Glencore buys stakes in Mutanda and Katanga mines valued at $960m

Glencore is upping its presence in the African mining landscape through the purchase of stakes in two mines it already partially owns.

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.

Four dead after armed robbers storm DRC gold mine

An armed attack on the Twanziga gold mine in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Tuesday has resulted in four casualties.

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.

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.

The world's 10 largest copper mining projects

INTERACTIVE MAP: Together reserves at the global top 10 copper mining projects are worth more than $360 billion.

Infographic | The top 10 reasons investors should look at cobalt

Every once in a while, a previously underappreciated metal rises to prominence.

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.

DRC drops opposition to Lundin copper deal

State-owned Gecamines clears final hurdle for Freeport and Lundin's blockbuster sale of one of Africa's largest copper mines.

Big tech companies pledge to keep kids out of cobalt mines

Two separate business groups focused on electronics supply chains have launched initiatives to try to stop children from mining cobalt in the DRC.

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.

At least 20 killed in DRC illegal gold mine collapse

Unsafe operating conditions in an unsanctioned gold mine have claimed at least 20 lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Cameroon involved in Central African 'conflict diamonds' trade — report

Cameroon is allowing conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic to cross over its borders and into the legal supply chain due to poor controls, smuggling and corruption, a new report shows.

Ivanhoe Mines announces significant progress in upgrading the Kipushi zinc-copper mine in the DRC

"We are working hard to have the mine ready to restart production": Robert Friedland

Congo gets firmer grip on Ivanhoe’s Kamoa-Kakula copper project

Canada’s Ivanhoe Mines and joint-venture partner Zijin Mining have transferred a further 15% interest in their Kamoa-Kakula copper project to the DRC’s government.

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.

Congo state miner 'strongly opposed' to Lundin's sale of stake in Tenke

Gecamines claims it has pre-emptive rights to buy the stake as owner of the country’s mining titles.

Fleurette responds to Global Witness Congo royalties report

Israeli financier Dan Gertler's firm disputes report outlining purchase from Congo state-owned miner of royalty streams from Glencore-owned copper mines.

Chinese tighten grip on Tenke mine as Lundin agrees to sell stake for $1.14bn

Canada’s Lundin, which owns 24% of Tenke, has finally agreed to sell its stake to a private equity firm from Asia’s richest nation.