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FUNDING

Bellzone shares suspended as final agreement on $4m loan not yet reached

Aim-listed Bellzone Mining on Monday announced that its shares would be suspended from trading on the Aim with immediate effect, as the company had not yet been able to reach agreement with China Sonangol International on the final satisfaction of...
22nd September 2014
 
HEALTH & SAFETY

Mali says at least 16 killed in artisanal gold mine collapse

At least 16 people were killed following the collapse of a shaft in an artisanal gold mine some 130 km (80 miles) south of Mali's capital Bamako, the West African State's mines ministry said late on Tuesday. Ten of those killed were miners from...
17th September 2014
 
EBOLA

Citing security threat, Obama expands US role fighting Ebola

President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the US role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3 000 troops to the region. "The...
17th September 2014
 
HEALTH & SAFETY

Sierra Rutile sees limited operations during Ebola lockdown

Minerals group Sierra Rutile said its operations would be restricted during the three-day countrywide lockdown to halt the spread of Ebola across Sierra Leone and that it would optimise operations in the lead-up to mitigate overall impact of the...
15th September 2014
 
DIAMONDS

Stellar begins testing on DMS plant at Baoulé diamond project

London-listed diamond development company Stellar Diamonds said on Thursday that commissioning testing of its 100 t/h dense media separation (DMS) plant at the Baoulé kimberlite project, in Guinea, had started ahead of trial mining, which is...
11th September 2014
 
ECONOMY

Economic growth forecasts cut for Ebola-hit West African nations

Sierra Leone has cut its 2014 economic growth forecast to 7% or 8% as an Ebola outbreak cripples business in the iron ore-exporting West African country, the government said on Wednesday. The economic outlooks for Guinea and Liberia, two other...
11th September 2014
 
EBOLA OUTBREAK

Miners step up safeguards in mineral-rich Africa amid Ebola crisis

Mining companies are beefing up protection against the spreading Ebola virus in West Africa while maintaining investment in new projects in a region with vast untapped mineral wealth. Attempts to keep the deadly virus out of work sites range from...
5th September 2014
 
IRON-ORE

Guinea hopes for $50bn in mining investment in next decade

Guinea hopes to attract $50-billion of investment into its mining sector in the next decade, the country's minister of mines said on Thursday, an ambitious goal for a country with GDP of about $7-billion currently. The West African country is...
4th September 2014
 
IRON-ORE

North Simandou tender to get under way soon – Minister

The government of Guinea was expected to release tender documents covering the northern half of the Simandou iron-ore project within the next two to three months. Minister of Mines and Geology Kerfalla Yansane told Mining Weekly Online on the...
4th September 2014
 
HEALTH & SAFETY

Mining firms urged to help fight deadly Ebola outbreak

Mining companies have been urged to become partners in the global fight against the Ebola epidemic sweeping through West Africa. Speaking at the second day of Paydirt’s Africa Downunder conference, in Perth, head and senior fellow of Chatham...
4th September 2014
 
Diversified Miners

Durable camps popular among remote mines

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DAP is one of the few companies that not only erects mobile buildings but also provides related services such as concrete and sewerage works, as well as water and electrical reticulation
Gauteng-based camp solutions provider Dynamic African Projects (DAP’s) mining camps can last for up to 20 years in constant use and are popular among mining companies operating in remote areas, says director Wesley Nel. He tells Mining Weekly...
29th August 2014
 
Electra Mining

Vital Engineering positions itself for major mining shift in Africa

Quality of product is the ultimate test when it comes to meeting the challenge of harsh mining conditions on the African continent. This is the view of Chris Spacey, export executive at Vital Engineering, a Johannesburg-based company with over 70...
29th August 2014
 
 
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