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Tanzania says to start work in 2015 on $3bn mining, power projects

Tanzania will start construction next year of a long-planned $3 billion coal and iron-ore mine and a 600 MW coal-fired power plant, a spokesperson for the State development agency said on Thursday. The projects, on a site some 900 km (540 miles)...
25th September 2014

Sirius signs Tanzania fertiliser MoU

Potash development company Sirius Minerals and Tanzania State-owned business Tanzania Fertilizer Company (TFC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish and formalise a joint venture (JV) to blend and distribute polyhalite-based...
25th September 2014
Mining Services

Pneuflot effective on African ores

MBE Minerals produced a bulk flotation concentrate sample to customer specification for Exxaro at its Delmas colliery with its Pneuflot pilot plant
Mining solutions provider MBE Minerals’ pneumatic flotation technology, Pneuflot, with installations in more than 70 plants around the world, has been proven to be highly effective on a number of African ores in the last few months, says MBE...
5th September 2014

Shanta posts first operating profit

East Africa-focused gold producer Shanta Gold on Monday announced its first operating profit of $11.1-million for the six months ended June 30. The company, which started commercial production in 2013 increased its gold production 10% year-on-year...
1st September 2014

'Manage expectations,' Woodside's Coleman tells African countries

Oil and gas major Woodside on Friday called on emerging African resource nations to carefully consider implementing any policy changes that could scare away foreign investment. Speaking at the second day of the East Africa Oil and Gas conference,...
29th August 2014

Opportunities beckon in Africa but Oz firms face stiff competition

Australian resources firms that were hoping to exploit African minerals would have to address challenges associated with building sustainable opportunities if they were to deepen market penetration on the continent, and to strengthen their...
29th August 2014
Base Metals

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

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
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