Exploration

4 Mar 2022

Genmin’s Bandjougoy in Gabon a good fit for open cast

Genmin’s Bandjougoy in Gabon a good fit for open cast New drilling results from Genmin’s Bandjougoy prospect, part of the Baniaka project in Gabon, indicate that there is significant potential […]
2 Mar 2022

Newly elected President of Zambia to attend Mining Indaba 2022

Newly elected President of Zambia to attend Mining Indaba 2022 The President of the Republic of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema has confirmed his attendance at this year’s Investing in African Mining […]
20 Jan 2022

Shalina seals DRC cobalt/copper deal

Shalina seals DRC cobalt/copper deal A deal signed between DRC cobalt and copper producer Shalina Resources/Chemaf and commodity trader Trafigura will facilitate new supply of high-grade cobalt hydroxide and copper […]
2 Dec 2021

Montero versus Tanzania in expropriation spat

Montero versus Tanzania in expropriation spat Legal proceedings are underway in the dispute between Canadian listed Montero Mining and Exploration and the Government of Tanzania.    Montero’s Wigu Hill Rare […]
27 Jul 2021

Barrick Gold targets Egypt for exploration

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 27 July 2021 – Gold mining giant Barrick Gold Corporation has announced that the company will target Egypt in an exploration drive […]
27 Jun 2021

Easier road ahead for SA junior miners?

27 June 2021 – Junior miners are hoping that the brighter mood in South Africa’s mining sector will translate practically into more exploration and development, with government taking an active […]
27 Jun 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Akobo in Ethiopia

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 27 June 2021 – Despite the crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, there are still good opportunities for gold explorers in this vast […]
9 Jun 2021

Sandfire appoints African Mining Services at Motheo in Botswana

09 June 2021 – Australian listed Sandfire Resources’ subsidiary, Tshukudu Metals Botswana, has awarded the open pit mining contract for the T3 pit at its Motheo Copper Project in Botswana […]
30 May 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Orion’s Okiep in SA

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 30 May 2021 – In addition to Orion Minerals’ Prieska Copper-Zinc Project in South Africa, the company has also consolidated several projects […]
25 May 2021

Firefinch identifies new satellite deposit at the K2 Prospect in Mali

25 May 2021 – Australian listed Firefinch has identified a new satellite deposit at the K2 Prospect, within trucking distance of the Morila gold mine in Mali. According to Firefinch’s […]
29 Apr 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Barrick Gold’s Loulo-Gounkoto complex in Mali.

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 29 April 2021 – Despite the fragile political situation in Mali, Barrick Gold Corporation’s Loulo-Gounkoto complex continues delivering the ounces at a […]
12 Apr 2021

Power Metal Resources report significant nickel intersections in Botswana.

By L.M. Louw 12 April 2021- Getting good results from exploration drilling for a metal that could possibly become one of the most sought after in the not-too-distant future in […]
4 Apr 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Kouroussa in Guinea

04 April 2021 – Guinea is not the easiest mining jurisdiction in the world to do business in, but if you are into gold, does it really matter? Australian listed […]
3 Apr 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Yanfolila in Mali

By L.M. Louw 03 April 2021 – The team at Hummingbird Resources has had their fair share of ups and downs at the Yanfolila gold project. However, the mine poured […]
3 Apr 2021

WhyAfrica’s pick of the week is Africa’s tin deposits.

By Leon Louw for WhyAfrica 03 April 2021 – With demand for tin concentrate on the increase and a serious shortage of supply looming, eyes are turning towards Africa. Tin […]
7 Feb 2021

Funding the big constraint for African exploration companies

08 February 2021 – Exploration is a high-risk gamble anywhere in the world. In fragile states of Africa, the political and security risks come into play as well. However, funding […]
7 Feb 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Twin Hills Central in Namibia

07 February 2021 – Namibia is arguably one of the most attractive mining jurisdictions in Africa. Add to this the country’s unique scenic beauty and scattered shallow gold occurrences, and […]
7 Feb 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Barrick’s Kibali gold mine in the DRC.

07 February 2021 – The underground mine at Kibali, one of the prime gold mining projects in Africa, achieved record monthly and quarterly ore production in December 2020 and therefore […]
11 Jan 2021

African graphite projects to boost global production.

11 January 2021 – New African graphite projects is expected to boost global production, says analytics company GlobalData According to GlobalData, worldwide natural graphite production is expected to grow by […]
9 Jan 2021

Pick of the week is Endeavour’s Fetekro project in Côte d’Ivoire.

By LM Louw 09 January 2021 – Endeavor Mining has great experience of operating in West Africa. The company’s Fetekro gold project  in Côte d’Ivoire is the pick of the […]
2 Dec 2020

Wheels start turning for Keras’ manganese project in Togo

By LM Louw 02 November 2020 – The wheels have started turning for AIM listed Keras Resources in Togo. Keras’ executives have met with key government officials in a bid […]
29 Nov 2020

What you need to know about the DRC Mining Code

By Peter Finan, principal at Support Legal in New York, USA 29 November 2020 – The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a treasure trove for mineral exploration and […]
20 Nov 2020

Pick of the week is Altus’ Diba project in Mali

By LM Louw 20 November 2020 – Despite a new government and talk of reviewing mining regulations, Mali still offers huge opportunities for gold exploration. London based Altus Strategies are […]
17 Nov 2020

Osino’s Namibian gold discoveries much more than a Barking Dog

17 November 2020 – TSX listed Osino Resources’ new gold discoveries in Namibia indicate the potential to double the mineralised strike at its Twin Hills Central (THC) project.     Osino […]
14 Nov 2020

Mozambique withdraws prospecting licenses

14 November 2020 – The Mozambique government has withdrawn more than 2000 mining prospecting licenses over the last five years because the holders failed to initiate mining activities. According to […]
7 Nov 2020

Pick of the week is the Kayelekera uranium project in Malawi

By LM Louw WhyAfrica 07 November 2020 – With the spot price of uranium rising by 36% since the start of 2020, my pick of the week is ASX listed […]
21 Oct 2020

Drill rigs unleashed in Orion’s Prieska hunt

By LM Louw for WhyAfrica  21 October 2020 – The exploration drilling rigs are lining up at ASX listed Orion Minerals’ Prieska operation in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province as […]
20 Jul 2020

Pensana appoints Chinese contractor at Longonjo

Pensana Rare Earths has appointed a Chinese contractor at its Longonjo NdPr project close to Huambo in Central Angola. Pensana is one of a number of mining projects currently being […]