30 Dec 2021

What’s hot in African mining?

What’s hot in African mining? WhyAfrica features a mining project in Africa every two weeks in its regular newsletter. In our end of the year magazine, we look back at […]
11 Dec 2021

Tensions high as fighting heats up in east DRC

Tensions high as fighting heats up in east DRC   Tensions are running high in the eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as more groups join […]
9 Aug 2021

Drilling at Predictive Discovery’s Bankan gold project in Guinea generates excellent widths and grades

09 August 2021 – ASX listed Predictive Discovery has released good results from its five Diamond Drill (DD) and Reverse Circulation (RC) holes (totalling 1498m) at its Bankan Gold Project, […]
31 Jul 2021

Mining investment in the DRC not at expected levels

By Warren Beech, CEO of Beech Veltman Incorporated  31 July 2021 – The DRC is endowed with vast mineral reserves, particularly cobalt, copper and gold. Despite its rich mineral deposits, […]
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 […]
21 Jul 2021

Segilola in Nigeria is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 21 July 2021 – The mills have started turning at TSX listed Thor Explorations’ flagship gold project. Segilola in Nigeria is WhyAfrica’s […]
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 […]
11 Jun 2021

Caledonia’s Blanket in Zimbabwe is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw founder and editor of  WhyAfrica 11 June 2021 –  Despite a number of serious challenges, gold production at Caledonia Mining’s Blanket mine in Zimbabwe continued to improve […]
6 Jun 2021

Business in Mali on edge as politics deteriorate

06 June 2021 – The latest political shenanigans in Mali have put companies doing business in the country on edge as the politics continue to deteriorate. Although gold mining company […]
15 Apr 2021

B2Gold commissions solar-battery hybrid system at Fekola in Mali

15 April 2021 – Canadian gold mining company B2Gold has commissioned the world’s largest off-grid solar-battery hybrid system at its Fekola mine in Mali. The solar-battery hybrid plant was integrated […]
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 […]
9 Mar 2021

The Southern African giants are stirring.

By LM Louw 08 March 2021 – The Southern African region as a collective could be immensely powerful if the most influential countries within this block got their act together. […]
5 Mar 2021

WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week is Golden Deeps’ Abenab in Namibia.

05 March 2021 – Vanadium is a new-world commodity with a bright future. It has always been known that the Otavi Mountain Land in the northeast of Namibia hosts significant […]
19 Feb 2021

Mining in Mozambique to benefit from battery technology.

By Grace Goodrich 19 February 2021 – The gradual transition to renewable energy around the globe will affect several African countries. Mining in Mozambique is set to benefit from battery […]
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 […]
7 Feb 2021

Pick of the week is Resolute’s Tabakoroni in Mali.

07 February 2021 – With the political situation settling down in Mali after the military coup in August 2020, and the outlook for gold stable to good, our pick of […]
30 Jan 2021

Is it time for Liberia and Sierra Leone?

30 January 2021 – There are several indicators that Liberia and Sierra Leone’s rebuilding process is back on track, despite significant setbacks because of Covid-19. Is it time for Liberia […]
18 Jan 2021

New energy mix reduces costs at B2Gold’s Fekola

By Luke Witmer, General Manager, Data Science, Wärtsilä Energy Storage and Optimisation 18 January 2021 – In this article we look at how a new energy mix reduces costs at […]
7 Jan 2021

Loncor and Barrick strengthen Joint Venture in DRC

07 December 2020 – Last year Loncor Resources and Barrick Gold entered into two new agreements that will see the companies further strengthen their Joint Venture in the DRC. Loncor […]
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 […]
30 Oct 2020

Resources the big winner during Covid-19

By: Shirley Webber Resources have been the big winner during the Covid-19 pandemic. Gold, especially, has been a stable constant during trying times.   If you were looking for a silver […]