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IRON-ORE

Miner African Minerals outlines financial recovery plan

Miner African Minerals plans to increase export volumes and boost revenues by reducing discounts and requiring a premium on some of its iron ore, the company said on Friday, as part of a recovery plan aimed at shoring up its battered finances. The...
19th September 2014
 
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19th September 2014
 
MINERAL SANDS

Sierra Rutile ups H2 output 8%, snips costs

Mineral sands producer Sierra Rutile has increased its production of rutile for the six months ended June 30, by 8%, from 51 985 t in the first half of 2013, to 56 060 t. The group further posted a 34% increase in rutile sales volumes from 53 446...
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
 
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12th 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
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

Sula restarts exploration at Sierra Leone play

Multicommodity explorer Sula Iron & Gold has restarted drilling work at its Ferensola project, in Northern Sierra Leone, targeting both iron-ore in the banded iron formation (BIF) 2 target area, and a recently identified tantalum and niobium...
10th September 2014
 
HEALTH

Sierra Rutile assessing impact of four-day Ebola lockdown

Aim-listed mineral sands miner Sierra Rutile was assessing the extent to which a four-day lockdown, in response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, would impact on its operations. Sierra Rutile, which operated a mine in south-west Sierra Leone,...
8th 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
 
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5th September 2014
 
Legislative Environment

Zimbabwe among the ten worst mining investment destinations

MINING IN ZIMBABWE The Fraser Institute ranked Zimbabwe among the ten worst mining jurisdictions in 2013  Canada-based research organisation the Fraser Institute has placed Zimbabwe among the world’s ten worst mining jurisdictions, according to its 2013 Mining Survey, which tallied responses from about 4 100 global mining company executives and...
5th September 2014
 
 
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