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Golden era beckons for West Africa

Gold market optimism and corporate ambition are set to trump rising security concerns as billions of dollars of new foreign investment pour into West Africa’s gold sector over the next few years, cementing the region’s status as the world’s major growth centre for mine supply of the yellow metal. The build-up is being led by majors, but could yet see the emergence of a new Africa gold king to replace Randgold Resources.

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Mining Journal's West Africa 2020 review shows more than US$3.7 billion of new mine and expansion projects currently in build mode, approved or awaiting final development and financing decisions.