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Base metals explorer to increase Tanzania nickel deposit

IMX Resources aims to increase nickel sulphide deposit at Ntaka Hill 
Base metals exploration company IMX Resources is aiming to increase the current nickel sulphide deposit and establish a world-class nickel project at its Ntaka Hill nickel sulphide project, in south-east Tanzania, through the ongoing Nachingwea...
15th August 2014

China urged to reveal payments on natural resources

China should publicly disclose what it pays African governments for extracting oil, gas and minerals as a way to level the playing field for companies worldwide and help countries get a fair deal for their natural resource wealth,-billionaire...
5th August 2014

Increased demand from Asia despite price decline

Gold explorers are looking to the underexplored territory of north-east Africa and the Arabian peninsula Gold exploration projects continue to attract significant investor interest, mostly owing to Asian markets’ increasing demand for the yellow metal, despite the commodity’s price decline, says mining consultancy The MSA Group. Although the 21%...
1st August 2014

Plant efficiencies drive New Luika Q2 output up 8%

New Luika East Africa-focused gold producer Shanta Gold has hit record quarterly production of 21 940 oz at its Tanzania-based New Luika gold mine for the three months ended June 30, representing an 8% uptick on the 20 254 oz produced in the first quarter...
21st July 2014
Mining in Africa

Power supply deficit hindering African mining

The deficiency in power generation on the African continent is impacting on the mining industry’s ability to reach its full production potential, thereby impacting on the industry’s ability to boost the continent’s economy, says Dubai-based...
11th July 2014

Alecto appoints West Africa-based operation director

Aim-listed Alecto Minerals has appointed operations manager Dominic Doherty the company’s operations director, with immediate effect.  The West and East Africa-focused explorer added in a statement on Wednesday that part-time executive director...
9th July 2014

New Luika gold recoveries, cost savings increase

The successful commissioning of the elution and electrowinning circuit at the Tanzania-based New Luika gold mine has improved gold recoveries from 2% to 87.2%, London-listed Shanta Gold said on Tuesday. The East Africa-focused gold production and...
1st July 2014

Energy investments receive focus in East African Budgets

Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania plan to allocate money in their annual Budgets to spur investment in infrastructure to exploit oil and natural gas from deposits that companies, including Tullow Oil, are developing. Ugandan and Kenyan oil discoveries,...
20th June 2014

Russia’s big China gas deal a wakeup call for Australia

Australia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector has been urged to trim cost if it was to have a chance at participating in the second round of global LNG developments. Energy economics group EnergyQuest said on Tuesday that while the country’s...
27th May 2014

Rising costs threaten Australian gas projects

Rising costs are threatening Australia’s ability to develop new gas projects, the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has warned. New analysis by Appea and the Australian Bureau of Statistics has highlighted that...
26th May 2014

BME continues to grow after 30 years, focused on expansion

Nitric Acid Complex, Sasolburg Celebrating three decades in business, mining explosives company BME has noted continual growth on the African continent throughout this time and has firmly set its future growth sights on further expanding its footprint in Southern and East Africa.
16th May 2014

Kentz says Valerus acquisition strengthens its SA shale-energy hand

The African region of engineering and construction group Kentz believes it is strongly positioned for any future shale-gas extraction activity in South Africa, following the recent acquisition, by the London-listed group, of integrated oil and gas...
12th May 2014
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