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Cora Gold’s Madina Foulbé in Senegal is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Cora Gold’s Madina Foulbé in Senegal is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Cora Gold’s Madina Foulbé in Senegal is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week Cora Gold completed 2,018m of RC drilling recently. Cora Gold completed the 2,018m of RC drilling over 40 holes at Madina Foulbé in Senegal on schedule as planned. Last week the company announced that it has completed the drilling phase of its exploration […]

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South Sudan’s geological potential

South Sudan’s geological potential

South Sudan’s geological potential International collaboration could make South Sudan’s mining sector its engine of growth. While remaining mostly underexplored, South Sudan is thought to possibly host significant deposits of mineral resources. A nascent gold mining sector in the country offers established producers the opportunity to partner with the government on frontier prospects and leverage

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Gas-to-power for Zimbabwe mine

Gas-to-power for Zimbabwe mine

Gas-to-power for Zimbabwe mine A gas-to-power project will generate electricity to power operations at the Eureka Gold Mine in Zimbabwe. Australian based oil and gas company Invictus Energy has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with mine operator Dallaglio Investments and power generation firm Himoinsa Southern Africa for a gas-to-power project in Zimbabwe. The project

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Kibali in the DRC is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Kibali in the DRC is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week Barrick Gold’s Kibali gold mine in the DRC is WhyAfrica’s Pick of The Week. When Barrick Gold commissions the new 16-megawatt solar plant and additional battery energy storage infrastructure at its Kibali gold mine in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),

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Is deregulation the answer to SA’s Zama-Zama crisis?

Is deregulation the answer to SA’s Zama-Zama crisis?  The primary victims of South Africa’s one size fit all stringent mining regulatory system are the local artisanal and small-scale mining. By Dominic Varrie Candidate Attorney at NSDV  South Africa is hailed the world over for its mineral wealth and has hosted a thriving large-scale mining industry since

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Unlocking West Africa’s mining potential

Unlocking West Africa’s mining potential The continued growth and complexity of mining in West Africa is demanding more expertise, across a range of skill sets, to be available locally. A more mature industry in Ghana, for example, presents exciting and challenging prospects to emerging players, while tightening regulations, new sources of investment and novel technologies

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Strong balance sheets allow SA mines to invest in the future

Strong balance sheets allow SA mines to invest in the future Despite a decrease in profits and operating cash flows experienced by South African mining companies, strong balance sheets have enabled these miners to increase investment into operations and pay dividends. Since the post-Covid-19 economic rebound, South African mining companies have enjoyed record levels of

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Twin Hills an example of how to deal with environmental triggers

Twin Hills an example of how to deal with environmental triggers  One of Namibia’s most exciting new mining projects, Osino Resources’ Twin Hills gold project, close to the town of Karabib in the Erongo Region, is a step closer to being fully permitted after the Namibian Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism issued the project

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Mining giant Newmont dabbles in Namibia

Mining giant Newmont dabbles in Namibia Global mining giant Newmont Corporation had a good look at Osino Resources’ gold deposits in Namibia and depending on results from its recent geochemical orientation program, Newmont will consider undertaking a joint exploration programme with Osino on its recently acquired Sandveld and Otjiwarongo Licences. Newmont completed a geochemical orientation

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Sarama’s Sanutura is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Sarama’s Sanutura is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week Amidst a new political cloud in the West African state of Burkina Faso, Sarama Resources announced more positive drilling results from its Sanutura gold project. By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica   Burkina Faso has a new president. Captain Ibrahim Traore, 34 years of age,

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More gold for Tanzania?

More gold for Tanzania? Another exploration company is advancing their gold project in Tanzania, which has become a favourite investment destination in Africa for mining, energy, agri-business, and tourism companies. By Leon Louw owner and editor of WhyAfrica Tanzania hosts a range of minerals and metals, and several gold mining companies, including majors like AngloGold

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Resolute records record roaster throughput

Resolute records record roaster throughput Resolute Mining’s improvement in gold production from its Syama Sulphide circuit in Mali during the first half of 2022 were driven by record levels of roaster throughput and increased mill availability following the shutdown earlier this year. The improved roaster throughput and increased mill availability resulted in a substantial increase

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Power upgrade to boost Sabodala-Massawa’s gold production

Power upgrade to boost Sabodala-Massawa’s gold production A power upgrade is part of an expansion project that will elevate Endeavour Mining’s Sabodala-Massawa gold mine in Senegal to a top-tier gold asset.   The technology group Wärtsilä will supply an 18MW extension to the power generating facility and upgrade the electrical and automation system of the

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Akobo’s Segele in Ethiopia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Akobo’s Segele in Ethiopia is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week   Scandinavian based Akobo Minerals is ramping up activities in preparation to start mining at the Segele gold project in Ethiopia. Akobo is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week    Akobo Minerals has appointed South African contractor IW Mining to operate the underground mine at Segele,

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Twin Hills on a fast-track timeframe

Twin Hills on a fast-track timeframe  TSX listed Osino Resources’ Twin Hills gold project close to Karabib in Namibia remains on a fast-tracked timeframe. The publication of the Twin Hills Pre-Feasibility Study is expected in September this year and the Definitive Feasibility Study early in 2023.        Twin Hills now comprises five distinct mineralized zones namely

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Road Trip rolls through SA’s historic gold belt

Road Trip rolls through SA’s historic gold belt WhyAfrica kicks off its inaugural Southern Africa Overland Road trip in a brand-new Toyota Landcruiser apply named Gondwana by our Gold and vehicle sponsor Remote Exploration Service this morning.   Our first stop is a crushing and aggregate operation close to the mining town of Stilfontein on

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Rwanda gives blockchain the green light in mining game changer

Rwanda gives blockchain the green light in mining game changer The government of Rwanda has given London headquartered tech company Minexx the green light to assist artisanal miners in accessing capital and supply global markets in a responsible and transparent way. The company’s technology is a potential gamechanger in the mining industry.   Minexx uses

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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 consistent rate. WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Barrick Gold’s Loulo-Gounkoto complex in Mali. Barrick Gold and its legacy company Randgold Resources invested heavily in Mali.

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