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Brazil's Vale says China pessimism not justified - CEO

Vale is not concerned about an economic slowdown in China, the mining company's top iron-ore market, because Chinese steel output is setting records, CEO Murilo Ferreia told Reuters on Wednesday. China's economic indicators remain strong,...
16th April 2014

Belgium Parly adds its voice to NGOs’ rap of Kimberley Process

More than 99.8% of all diamonds produced are certified by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme
A motion for a resolution that assumes the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) – the supervisory body established to ensure conflict diamonds from entering the mainstream rough diamond market – has failed in combating the prevalence...
11th April 2014

Miners in lock-down in Guinea as Ebola death toll hits 84

Foreign mining firms have locked down operations in Guinea and pulled out some international staff, executives said on Wednesday, as the death toll from suspected cases of Ebola there hit 84. The West African nation's government said four new...
3rd April 2014

Mining growth in Africa impacts on remote site accommodation demand


A full furniture, furnishings and equipment solution was provided to the Guinea accommodation units
Remote site turnkey services provider and camp site construction group Africamp Services completed a mine site accommodation project in Guinea, where it is aggressively establishing itself to take advantage of the growing requirement in the West...
28th March 2014

Ghana Parliament ratifies offshore oil exploration agreement

Independent oil and gas exploration and production company Camac Energy on Wednesday announced that the Parliament of Ghana had ratified an agreement, between the government of Ghana, Camac Energy Ghana, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation...
26th March 2014

Stellar’s new Guinea project offers significant resource potential

The latest addition to Aim-listed Stellar Diamonds' development portfolio, the Baoulé project, in Guinea, could be a game changer for the firm, chairperson Lord Peter Daresbury said on Thursday. A joint venture partnership in December with...
20th March 2014

Preliminary feasibility study on Guinea iron-ore project completed

Alternative investment market-listed resource company Sable Mining announced the completion of a positive preliminary feasibility study (PFS), conducted on the company’s Nimba iron-ore project, in south-east Guinea last month.  In conjunction...
14th March 2014

Canada’s mining industry supports new free trade agreement with S Korea

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC), on Tuesday voiced support for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement that Canada and the Republic of Korea had concluded negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement that would...
11th March 2014

Copper investors advised to keep an eye on Zambia

As the largest copper-producing country in Africa, Zambia should be a focal point for foreign investors in 2014
Amid predictions that the copper sector would remain buoyant this year from a pricing and project development perspective, professional services firm EY suggested that investors kept a close eye on Zambia, as it was the largest copper producer in...
7th March 2014
Mining Services

Specialised skills for Africa

AIMING HIGHER Mecs Africa would like to play a constructive role in providing skilled labour Local resources sector recruitment specialist Mecs Africa, a subsidiary of JSE-listed company MICROmega Holdings, has long-term plans to establish skills training centres across Africa to empower local workforces on the continent. Mecs Africa MD...
7th March 2014


Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa
21st February 2014
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Peter Meeus, Chairman, Dubai Diamond Exchange, thoughts on the diamond industry

I nearly fell off my chair when I recently read the motion for a resolution of the six federal government parties, with the bold theory that the fight against blood diamonds has failed. Now that the resolution has been approved, I am even more...
20th February 2014
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