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Two months since opening, Kibali on track to deliver 550 000 oz in 2014

Kibali, DRC After the ceremonial opening of Kibali gold mine by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) Mines Minister two months ago, developer and operator Rangold Resources on Monday said despite dealing with some ramp-up issues, the mine was on...
21st July 2014

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

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

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


Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa
21st March 2014

Policy shifts pose risks in the Copperbelt

While the Zambian and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) governments have indicated this past year that they intend to introduce new policies to help their States gain more value from the mining sector, the governments have yet to act on their...
6th December 2013

Tin miners getting twice price for certified DRC ore – US State Department

Tin-mining companies that certify their ore against conflict are receiving prices double those of noncertified participants, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Peter Harrell said on Tuesday. “Miners participating in the scheme are earning...
26th November 2013
Mining Services

Air chartering company raises profile of on-board courier division

Air charter solutions provider Chapman Freeborn is raising the profile of its specialist on-board courier division, following the successful global expansion of the service last year, Chapman Freeborn Africa MD Iain Clark tells Mining Weekly....
27th September 2013

Kimberlite indicators in DRC diamond search excite Delrand

TSX- and JSE-listed exploration company Delrand Resources, which is operating exclusively in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is excited by kimberlite indicator minerals that exploration activities have unearthed at the company’s southern...
6th August 2013
Mining in Africa

Air chartering company expands services across Africa

Global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn has, as of June 20, added new air freighter routes to assist the expanding African mining industry. “The new service will run every Thursday from OR Tambo International Airport, in...
12th July 2013

Insecurity in Congo copper province a 'serious concern' -UN

Security in Congo's copper-mining heartland of Katanga is a "very serious concern" that must be tackled politically and militarily, the outgoing head of the UN peackeeping mission said on Monday. The province, which sits on some of the world's...
18th June 2013
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering

Company Announcement: NEW Scheduled Service PDF Available

Chapman Freeborn in conjunction with MKFS and Trans Air Services bring a scheduled air freighter service between Johannesburg (JNB) to Lubumbahi (FBM) and Kinshasa
10th June 2013
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