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Mali to boost funding and policing of artisanal gold mining

Mali plans to boost funding opportunities for its artisanal miners and to improve the policing of a sector that produces about a third of the country's gold exports, officials said on Thursday at the start of a mining reform meeting. Artisanal...
19th September 2014

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

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

Teranga says on track to meet 2014 output guidance

TSX- and ASX-listed Teranga Gold was confident of meeting the lower end of its targeted full-year output of between 220 000 oz and 240 000 oz of gold, with the company expecting a “strong” fourth quarter, with production of between 75 000 oz...
16th September 2014

Maiden reserve at Bassari's Senegal project

Gold developer Bassari Resources has declared a maiden ore reserve of 860 000 t, grading 5.7 g/t gold for 158 000 oz at its Makabingui gold project, in Senegal. “The maiden openpit gold ore reserve for Makabingui is a significant milestone and...
16th September 2014

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

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

Makabingui gold project, Senegal Restricted

Bassari Resources has identified potential cost reductions in capital and operating expenditure at its Makabingui gold project, in Senegal.
29th August 2014

Stratex deal to buoy cash-strapped GoldStone’s exploration plans

Africa-focused gold producer GoldStone Resources says a recent funding deal with Aim-listed Stratex International will provide the capital-hungry explorer with sufficient cash resources to conduct meaningful exploration at its Ghana-based...
29th August 2014

Impellor failures see MDL suspend Senegal mine ops

Mineral sands miner Mineral Deposits Limited (MDL) has suspended operations at its Grande Côte mine, in Senegal, following the failure of successive impellors within the main dredge pump. The miner said on Wednesday that the operation would...
20th August 2014

Bassari identifies cost savings at Makabingui

Junior gold developer Bassari Resources has identified potential cost reductions in capital and operating expenditure at its Makabingui gold project, in Senegal. The company reported on Wednesday that it had identified significant improvements to...
20th August 2014
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Sabodala mine

A gold mine, located 650 km east of the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
15th August 2014
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