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Namibian mineral exports generate N$23bn

Namibia's exports of precious minerals generated $23bn in the 2017/2018 financial year, although beneficiation protagonists would probably want to know how much of this directly benefited Namibians...

By Kuzeeko Tjitemisa 18 Apr 2018

Namibian women largely observers in mining

In Namibia, less than one percent of women are involved in the mining of tin and tantalum and selling semi-precious stones, mostly in Erongo and Kunene regions...

By Albertina Nakale 11 Apr 2018

Gold Fields adds to its Ghanaian assets with stake in Asanko Gold

Gold Fields made its long-anticipated move to buy assets in Ghana, buying half of Canadian Asanko Gold's subsidiary in the country and buying a 9.9% stake in the parent company for a combined total of nearly $204m...

By Allan Seccombe 3 Apr 2018

For youth in Tunisia mining region, it's 'mine or die'

METLAOUI - Dozens of unemployed youths camp out around phosphate mines in central Tunisia, demanding jobs as part of a wave of protests aimed at focusing attention on alleged state neglect...

23 Mar 2018

DRC president vows 'constructive dialogue' over mining levy

KINSHASA - DR Congo President Joseph Kabila has promised to have "constructive dialogue" with mining companies worried over plans to hike taxes on so-called strategic metals...

12 Mar 2018

DRC revises mining code to make most of battery-driven cobalt boom

As demand for batteries drives a surge in the price of cobalt, the Democratic Republic of Congo is gearing up to overhaul its mining regulations to harvest more profit from the coveted metal...

18 Jan 2018

Unauthorised gold mining in Cameroon reaps deathly toll

YAOUNDE - Forty-three gold diggers died in abandoned mines in Cameroon in the first 10 months of last year, a watchdog group said...

11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Mining in Africa - a changing landscape

The mining industry in Africa is undergoing significant change, including an increase in exploration and commodity prices, and therefore boasts significant potential for investors with regard to its vast supply of mineral reserves and production...

By Michal Kotzé 9 Jan 2018

Amplats close to completing $62m smelter in Zimbabwe

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is nearing completion of a $62m platinum group metal smelter at its Unki mine in Zimbabwe, meeting that government's demands for greater beneficiation of the industrial and precious metal...

By Allan Seccombe 27 Dec 2017

Campaign promotes road safety in Namibia

As part of a social responsibility campaign, Namibia's Debmarine embarked upon a long road safety awareness campaign to promote and inculcate road-safety consciousness in Namibia...

22 Dec 2017

Kimberley Process on conflict diamonds is failing, says Impact

A founding member has withdrawn from the Kimberley Process (KP), claiming that the conflict diamond certification scheme has lost its legitimacy...

18 Dec 2017

Vedanta invests $200m more in Namibian mining operations

Vedanta, a major zinc producer, is making a fresh $200m investment in its Namibian operations, as it plots a strategy to make the plant a regional hub for refining the metal...

28 Nov 2017

Amnesty warns companies on child labour in DRC cobalt mining

Leading technology and electric car companies have been accused of failing to ensure minerals used in their products are not mined using child labour...

17 Nov 2017

Benedict Peters and the Nigerian economic recovery

Nigeria-based oil and energy conglomerate Aiteo is creating a new paradigm for the oil industry in Africa. The company recently made news for its successful purchase of OML 29, a massive onshore oil block license, which will drastically increase its output...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 5 Oct 2017

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