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This page lists all articles in the West Africa region in the Mining Journal database. You can sort the list by type, date, or reader rating. To browse another section, use the menu in the column on the right.
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West Africa: Hoping for a stable future

After years of violence, the Ivory Coast’s government is looking to exploit its resources
Reports Article Reports 23 Nov 2012 0 Stars

West Africa: Iron production begins in Sierra Leone

A decade after the civil war in Sierra Leone, the sector is recovering
Reports Article Reports 23 Nov 2012 0 Stars

Senegal looks for partners for iron-ore development

Senegal will look for new partners to develop its iron-ore reserves after it settled a legal dispute with ArcelorMittal, Bloomberg said this week
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 16 Nov 2012 0 Stars

Afferro says Nkout East has potential DSO zone

Afferro Mining Inc said drilling from the on-going exploration programme at its Nkout iron-ore project in Cameroon indicated that Nkout East has a potential direct -shipping ore (DSO) zone similar to that delineated at Nkout Centre
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 16 Nov 2012 0 Stars

BSG mining right award under scrutiny from Guinean government

The Guinean government is investigating allegations of fraud over the award of mining rights for blocks one and two of the Simandou iron-ore project in the West African country that are held by Beny Steinmetz Group Resources (BSGR) and Vale SA, BSGR said.
Headline Article Production and Markets 09 Nov 2012 0 Stars

Aureus raising

Aureus Mining Inc is looking to raise US$80 million through an offering in Canada and an investor offering outside of Canada.
Magazine Article Finance 09 Nov 2012 0 Stars

Hanlong finance

Iron-ore developer Sundance Resources Ltd said its takeover suitor, Hanlong Africa Mining Ltd, had secured a US$438 million finance commitment from China Everbright Bank Co which would replace its financing deal with Bank of Deyang Company Ltd.
Magazine Article Finance 09 Nov 2012 0 Stars

Randgold update

Randgold Resources Ltd aims to produce a record 240,000oz of gold in the December quarter to meet the lower end of its full-year output guidance of 825,000-865,000oz, chief executive Mark Bristow told Mining Journal.
Magazine Article Production and Markets 09 Nov 2012 0 Stars

BHPB to sell Guinea Alumina ops

Global Alumina Corp has agreed to acquire BHP Billiton’s 33.3% stake in the Guinea Alumina project in the Republic of Guinea for just US$1.
Breaking News Article Production and Markets 02 Nov 2012 0 Stars

Infrastructure challenges

There are many legal risks associated with using both new-build and existing infrastructure
Reports Article Reports 02 Nov 2012 0 Stars

African business environment improving

The ease of doing business in Africa is improving, but some jurisdictions are not as strong as they could be as problems with transparency, account­ability and corruption hit foreign investment, according to the head of a Johannesburg-based business law firm
Magazine Article Production and Markets 02 Nov 2012 0 Stars

View from RBC: Gold industry M&A

In recent months there have been a number of notable transactions in the mid-cap gold sector, with merger and acquisition activity likely to continue
Reports Article Reports 02 Nov 2012 0 Stars

Deal making slows in first nine months of 2012

Mergers and acquisitions, financing and capital raisings in the mining and metals sector fell in terms of value and volume in the first nine months of the year to end-September, according to Ernst & Young’s latest report.
Breaking News Article Finance 01 Nov 2012 0 Stars

Severstal raises Putu resources to 4.4Gt

OAO Severstal has received an independent resource estimate for its Putu iron-ore project in Liberia, which has increased the amount of mineralisation within an optimised open-pit shell to 4,400Mt
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 26 Oct 2012 0 Stars

As far as the eye can see

A look at transparency regimes for extractive industries in the US and EU
Reports Article Reports 26 Oct 2012 0 Stars

Hanlong secures finance for Sundance takeover

Hanlong Mining Investment has secured the finances it needs to take over Sundance Resources Ltd close to two months after the mining company agreed a lower offer
Magazine Article Finance 26 Oct 2012 0 Stars

Brodie CFO

Galane Gold Ltd has appointed former Katanga Mining Ltd executive, Nick Brodie, as chief financial officer
Appointment Announcement Article People and Appointments 19 Oct 2012 0 Stars

Fekola scoping for Papillon

The Fekola gold deposit in Mali could potentially support an 11-year open-pit operation producing about 230,000oz/y, according to a scoping study for 90%-owner Papillon Resources Ltd
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 19 Oct 2012 0 Stars

Keegan re-engineers Esaase

Keegan Resources Inc has revised its mining plan for the Esaase gold deposit in Ghana, targeting a smaller-scale, higher-grade operation compared with that designed for a prefeasibility study last year
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 19 Oct 2012 0 Stars

HKEx says no rush to drop open outcry trading at LME

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd’s (HKEx) chief executive, Charles Li, said the group had no “burning urge” to move away from the open-outcry trading system used at the London Metal Exchange, but it hinted at a move towards an electronic system in the future
Headline Article Production and Markets 19 Oct 2012 0 Stars
Read articles from the latest Print Edition - MJ 25/07/14
Russian precious-metals company Polymetal International plc has made significant progress at the Semcha platinum-group metals (PGM) property in the past year as it moves the project towards a preliminary economic assessment
The Republic of Guinea intends to launch, pursuant to the mining Code, a competitive and transparent invitation to tender for three bauxite mining blocks located in the prefectures of Boffa, Boké and Télimélé.
Indochine Mining Limited is developing a high-grade gold project at Mt Kare in PNG by rapidly developing wide, high-grade gold zones
Sarama Resources is a West Africa-focused gold explorer with substantial landholdings in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mali.
Midway Gold is an emerging, near-term gold producer on track to bring its first million-ounce project, the Pan mine, to production in 2014

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