Ethiopia Mining News

How countries are getting tougher with mining companies

A mix of political populism, higher commodity prices and the expectation electrification will spur demand for raw materials has led governments to change the rules for miners operating in their countries.

Gemfields’ operation in Ethiopia under siege by armed groups

Back in June, the site was overrun by a mob estimated at between 300 and 500 people

Ethiopia suspends MIDROC Gold mining license after weeks of protests

Decision follow relentless protests in a town near the mine, where locals accuse the company of polluting their source water and the air, causing humans and animals respiratory illnesses, miscarriages, birth defects and disabilities.

Ethiopians urge Gov’t to revoke permit for billionaire-owned gold mine

Demonstrators say the mine, owned by Saudi billionaire Mohammed al-Amoudi, has caused pollution, brith defects and other health issues.

East Africa Metals and Luck Winner fail to agree on Ethiopian projects financing

“Despite the best efforts of both parties, negotiations failed to define a viable transaction," management said in a media statement.

Vancouver-based miner to expand operations in Ethiopia

East Africa Metals submitted two mining licence applications for sites located in the Tigray National Regional State, Ethiopia.

Allana Potash sold to Israel Chemicals for $137 million

The deal aims to speed up development of Allana’s promising Danakil potash project, in northeast Ethiopia.

Study confirms potash potential at Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

The Norwegian fertilizer firm Yara International (OTCMKTS:YARIY) has confirmed the potential to mine potash from the Danakil Depression in northeastern Ethiopia.

Allana Partner ICL launches "Potash for Growth" program in Ethiopia

Initiative intends to unlock the potential of agriculture in Ethiopia by promoting balanced fertilization among local farmers.

Allana Potash up sharply after latest Ethiopia milestone

The Toronto company has been granted a licence to mine the 2.4 billion tonne Dalol deposit.

African export-import bank considering potash business

Canadian Allana Potash is in negotiations with the Africa Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) over a possible $600 million financing to develop $1.3 billion tonnes of potash resources in Ethiopia.

Forget oil, there is a far more precious commodity at stake

New tension stems from a dispute over water.

Ethiopian Potash Corp. arranges shares for debt

Ethiopian Potash Corp. (TSX.V:FED) has arranged to settle a portion of its outstanding debt by issuing an aggregate of 2,140,000 common shares

Pharaoh gold mines to explore for gold in 4 countries

Pharaoh Gold Mines NL, Centamin's wholly-owned subsidiary, signed gold exploration contracts with Oman, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Sudan.

Allana Potash Corp. continues consolidation in Ethiopia with strategic acquisition of Nova-Ethio Potash Corporation

Allana Potash (TSX:AAA) has entered an agreement to take over Nova-Ethio Potash Corporation

Tigray Reports 18.0 meters of 3.23% copper, 0.95 g/t gold, 22 g/t silver and 3.86% zinc at Mayshehagne, and 12.0 meters of 2.18 g/t gold and 68 g/t silver at Terakimti

Highlights from the Ethiopian projects include 18.0 meters of 3.23% copper, 0.95 g/t gold, 22 g/t silver and 3.86% zinc at Mayshehagne, and 12.0 meters of 2.18 g/t gold and 68 g/t silver at Terakimti.

Allana Potash's 2 billion tonne resource update + highly discounted stock promises substantial upside potential says Ubika Research in a update report

"Allana Potash's recent resource update, placing it closer to 2 billion tonnes, coupled with a proximity to key demand markets and growing transportation infrastructure in Ethiopia has set up its undervalued stock for a large upside"

Drilling Continues to Intersect Strong Potash Expanding the Deposit and Confirming Continuity

("Allana" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has intersected two zones of strong potash mineralization in Holes DK-11-32, DK-11-33, and DK-11-34 ("Holes 32, 33,and 34"). All Holes are located southeast of the Musley Deposit, an area targeted to test the extension of the Sylvinite Zone into a gap in the previous drilling pattern.

Tigray keeps hitting high-grade copper in Ethiopia

Tigray Resources adds more pieces to the picture at the Terakimti prospect in Ethiopia as it drills more thick high-grade copper.

Allana Potash Drilling intersects robust potash and provides feasibility and infrastructure update

Allana Potash Corp. (TSX:AAA)(OTCQX:ALLRF) ("Allana" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has intersected two zones of strong potash mineralization in both Hole DK-11-29 ("Hole 29") and Hole DK-11-31 ("Hole 31). Hole 29 is located in the western portion of the concession block and was targeted to test potash mineralization west of Hole 9.

Allana Potash Files Preliminary Economic Assessment Technical Report for Its Danakhil Potash Project

Allana Potash Corp. (TSX:AAA) (OTCQX:ALLRF) ("Allana" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has filed a National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") Technical Report dated November 28, 2011 on SEDAR at

Allana Potash Announces $20 Million Bought Deal

Allana Potash Corp. (TSX:AAA) ("Allana" or "the Company"), is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Dundee Securities Ltd., and including National Bank Financial Inc., Cormark Securities Inc., Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., and Fraser Mackenzie Limited (the "Underwriters"), to purchase 25,000,000 common shares of the Company (the "Common Shares") at a price of $0.80 per Common Share for gross proceeds of $20,000,000 on a bought deal basis (the "Offering").

Ethiopian Potash drilling and assay update

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2011) - Ethiopian Potash Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:FED)(TSX VENTURE:FED.WT)(OTCQX:ETPHF) is pleased to announce that it has completed 16 diamond drill holes totalling 3,353 metres on its Danakil Potash Project. The initial 16 holes were drilled in the South-west Target Area. Holes 17 and 18 are currently being drilled to test the northern continuation of the South-west Target Area. All holes have intersected the Danakil Potash bearing sequence.

Once synonymous with famine, Ethiopia attracts $6.5 billion potash investments

2Merkato reports the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines announced that five international companies have invested $6.5 billion in the Ethiopia potash mining industry which is centred in the Dalol area, part of the Danakil Depression (pictured). The five companies are G&B Central Africa Resource, Saynic Potash, Nova Potash, BHP Billiton and Toronto-listed Allana Potash. Allana has the backing of the World Bank and on Monday the company announced the latest in a string of high-grade discoveries at its 160 square km land position at Dalol.

Allana Potash intersects high-grade potash at 38% KCl over 3.5 metres and provides project update

Allana Potash Corp. (TSX:AAA)(OTCQX:ALLRF) ("Allana" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has intersected three zones of strong potash mineralization in Hole DK-11-27 ("Hole 27").