Sierra Leone

London Mining shares collapse on funding fears

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 29, 2014
London Mining shares collapse on funding fears

The iron ore producer warned it did not have sufficient cash to operate Marampa, its only mine.

London Mining says Ebola now impacting output, costs

Frik Els | August 21, 2014
Business leaders call for greater global support against Ebola outbreak

Company lowers production guidance at Marampa mine in Sierra Leone as outbreak impacts supply chain and ramp up.

Guinea on national emergency over Ebola, mining operations threatened

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 14, 2014
Guinea on national emergency over Ebola, mining operations threatened

Tighter border controls are set to disrupt the flow of essential supplies and even workers trying to get to work at the African country's mining operations, companies say.

West Africa Ebola outbreak forces miners to lock down operations, delay projects

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 10, 2014
West Africa Ebola outbreak forces miners to lock down operations, delay projects

After the WHO declared the current outbreak an “international public health emergency.”

Iron ore miner pulls staff after Sierra Leone Ebola outbreak

Frik Els | June 3, 2014
$180bn investment for Africa infrastructure through 2025

London Mining tells eight staff at Marampa mine to go home and imposes travel restrictions after deadly fever spreads from neighbouring Guinea and Liberia.

The state of global rough diamond supply 2014

Paul Zimnisky | March 13, 2014
Rough diamond supply 2014

50 mines are estimated to account for 90% of global rough diamond supply in 2014.

China puts $6bn valuation on 20mtpa Sierra Leone iron ore mine

Frik Els | September 26, 2013
China puts $6bn valuation on 20mtpa Sierra Leone iron ore mine

Shares of African Minerals surged 47% on Thursday after one of China's largest iron-ore trading companies injected $990 million into its Tonkolili mine.

INFOGRAPHIC: The truth about conflict diamonds

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 25, 2013
The truth about conflict diamonds

And what can be really done to choose certified conflict-free diamonds.

Sierra Leone diamond exports jumps 43% in first half of 2013

Ventures Africa | August 20, 2013

The African diamond exporter shipped out diamonds worth $102 million in the first half of the year.

Frank Holmes - U.S. Global Investors

Where a resources manager is uncovering a sweet find

The heart of Africa has been beating strong in recent years due to elevated commodity prices and resilient domestic demand, despite the global economic slowdown.

West African countries discuss mining law alignment

Kerry Hall | June 5, 2013
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Officials from Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Guinea and Liberia are meeting in London this week.

Sierra Leone's small-scale miners toil for diamonds Editor | March 19, 2013

PHOTOS: Gemstone mining in western Africa is a tough slog every day.

Africa’s increasing risks scaring off mining investments: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 6, 2013
Africa’s increasing risks scaring off mining investments: report

With the exception of Ghana and Cape Verde, which were ranked as “medium risk” in the index published Wednesday, all others were classified as “high risk."

Gold production in Africa up almost 10% in 2011

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 6, 2012

But South Africa's output continues to fall says the Economics Group’s.

Significant findings of high grade diamonds found in Kimberlite Dykes less than 2 miles east of Oraco Resources’  Nimini Hills site

Expansions are planned for Stellar Diamonds and Koidu Holdings, after evaluations found that "the Lion-5 Kimberlite prove that the body is of both high grade and high diamond quality."

Gold and GemStone Mining Inc. secures 50 additional acres of prime alluvial diamond and gold mining concessions in Sierra Leone

old and GemStone Mining Inc. (OTCBB: GGSM), an alluvial gold and diamond exploration and development stage mining company focused on Sierra Leone, West Africa has today announced that its local Joint Venture partner has secured an additional 50 acres of surrounding concessions to its existing project Nimiyama situated in the Kono District.

Worker riot at African Minerals' Sierra Leone mine turns deadly

Mineweb | April 20, 2012

The unrest by workers at African Minerals' Tonkolili iron ore mine in Sierra Leone has left one woman dead and at least six injured, witnesses and medical staff said Friday.

Cluff Gold plc: Environmental permit received for the Baomahun Project in Sierra Leone

This important milestone in the project's development will allow us to progress with the feasibility study, which remains on track for completion in H1 2012."

Woman shot dead during miners protest in S.Leone: police

Lebanon Daily Star | April 18, 2012

A woman was shot dead on Wednesday in Sierra Leone after a protest by miners at an iron mine owned by London-based African Minterals turned violent, with police firing tear gas, police said.

FT: Mining becoming the ticket out of Sierra Leone's poverty

Andrew Topf | April 13, 2012
$180bn investment for Africa infrastructure through 2025

The decade-long civil war in Sierra Leone brought two unforgettable images to the West: victims of violence whose limbs were hacked off by armed rebels as a warning to civilians; and the term "blood diamonds," referring to the diamonds plucked by hand from alluvial deposits that were smuggled out of the country and used by both sides of the warring factions to fund their vicious campaigns.

Sierra Leone diamond firm eyes IPO Editor | April 4, 2012
blood diamonds

Could Sierra Leone, the African nation whose decade-long civil war funded by booty from diamond mines bore the term "blood diamonds," be going legit. when it comes to the mining of diamonds?

Stellar Diamonds says its project in Sierra Leona confirmed as a high value asset

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 27, 2012

London-trade Stellar Diamonds (LON:STEL) said today a first JORC compliant estimate for its Tongo project in Sierra Leone confirmed it as a high value, high growth asset.

London Mining JV partner files $650m counterclaim

Mining Weekly | January 17, 2012

Aim-listed London Mining on Monday slammed a $650-million lawsuit by joint venture partner Wits Basin Precious Minerals as a tactic to avoid repaying its loan.

London Mining starts Sierra Leone ore output

MarketWatch | December 2, 2011

U.K.-listed London Mining PLC said Friday it has started production of high grade iron ore from its Sierra Leone Marampa project and expects to ship its first iron ore later this month.

First African Minerals iron ore shipment leaves Sierra Leone

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide | November 13, 2011

The first shipment of iron ore from African Minerals' Ltd Tonkolili mine in Sierra Leone has left for China, the West African state's deputy minister for natural resources said on Friday. African Minerals started mining late last year and had since been stockpiling the ore. It expects to export about 1.2 million tonnes of iron ore during the current fourth quarter.

African Minerals cuts iron ore sales forecast

sharenet | October 1, 2011

Mining firm African Minerals Ltd cut its estimate of iron ore sales for 2011, as mine equipment at its Sierra Leone project was redeployed to build port and railway infrastrucure.

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