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Drilling at African Potash’s ROC project to start

After last month appointing Italian firm RCT to undertake a maiden 1 000 m diamond drill programme at its Lac Dinga project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Aim-listed African Potash said on Monday that the rig had now been mobilised...
28th July 2014
 
COPPER

Congo president fires CEO of State miner Gecamines for 'gross negligence'

Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila has fired the chief executive of the country's State mining company Gecamines for "gross negligence", according to a presidential decree read out on the state television channel. Government...
28th July 2014
 
IRON-ORE

Sundance inks Republic of Congo mining convention

Iron-ore developer Sundance Resources has signed the Nabeba mining convention with the government of the Republic of Congo. The signing follows the issue of the mining permit, which was approved in December 2012, and outlines the fiscal and legal...
25th July 2014
 
Exploration

Infrastructure plan finalised for Congo project

SOLID RESOURCE
Core Mining’s Avima project aims to produce 35-million tonnes a year of high-grade shipping ore over the 25-year life-of-mine 
Despite the logistics challenges of iron-ore developer Core Mining’s Avima project, in the Republic of the Congo (Congo), a two-phased feasible infrastructure plan was finalised in the past few months to allow for iron-ore to be exported from...
25th July 2014
 
Ferrous Metals

Investors shift focus to adequate infrastructure, higher-grade deposits

FOCUS SHIFT
SRK Consulting South Africa expects investor emphasis to shift to higher-grade iron-ore deposits
The upsurge in iron-ore exports from South Africa and Africa in the past five years, largely driven by Chinese demand, has not only gradually diminished in the past year but has also caused a slowdown in African exploration and project development...
25th July 2014
 
Exploration

Iron-ore developer confident in Congo project

INFRASTRUCTURE ACCESS
The Mayoko-Moussondji resource is located 500 m from an existing operational railway that leads to existing deep-water port
Despite the iron-ore price dropping below $100/t, ASX-listed iron-ore explorer and developer Equatorial Resources tells Mining Weekly that its confidence in its iron-ore projects in the Republic of Congo (Congo) remains strong. “Equatorial...
25th July 2014
 
COPPER

Congo copper output growth to slow in 2014 – mining chamber

Growth in copper production in Democratic Republic of Congo will slow in 2014 from its rapid pace the previous year due to insufficient energy supply and uncertainty over new mining laws, Congo’s mining chamber said. Copper production leapt to a...
17th July 2014
 
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Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa
11th July 2014
 
Exploration

Decline in new mining projects

Last year saw a decline in the number of new mining projects worldwide, with Africa contributing 29% of the total, although these projects were small, on average, compared with the global norm, says global financial information provider SNL Metals...
11th July 2014
 
COPPER

Strike ends at Congo's Gecamines after wage deal

Democratic Republic of Congo state mining firm Gecamines has started paying workers unpaid wages, prompting striking miners in the copper-rich Katanga province to begin returning to work, Chief Executive Officer Ahmed Kalej Nkand said. Workers in...
24th June 2014
 
IRON-ORE

Sundance appoints EPC contractor at Mbalam-Nabeba

Iron-ore developer Sundance Resources has appointed construction company Mota-Engil Africa as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for its $3.5-billion port and rail infrastructure for the Mbalam-Nabeba iron-ore project,...
6th June 2014
 
GOLD

Banro banks on DRC success as 2nd mine nears commercial production

Twangiza Blessed with a vast mineral wealth, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has also been cursed with a recent history of a corrupt government and deadly conflicts. On a more stable footing since the mid-2000s and slowly putting the past behind it,...
2nd June 2014
 
 
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