5 Aug 2021

Fekola continues producing despite B2Gold’s dispute with the Malian government

05 August 2021 – It is business as usual at Canadian gold mining company B2Gold’s Fekola mine in Mali, even though B2Gold is currently involved in a dispute with the […]
13 Jul 2021

AfDB grant launches Desert to Power West Africa Regional Energy Program

13 July 2021 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a USD6-million grant to launch the initial phase of the Desert to Power […]
12 Jul 2021

Risks to operate in Mali high after military coups

By WhyAfrica 11 July 2021 – The risks of operating in Mali are significantly higher this year than in 2020 after two military coups took place in the West African […]
27 Jun 2021

Hybrid energy: the road to carbon neutrality

By John Lewis 28 June 2021 – Hybrid solutions should be sitting at the centre of every energy discussion in Africa. Hybrid energy is the road to carbon neutrality. The […]
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 […]
29 May 2021

Macron repents in Rwanda

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 29 May 2021 – In a historic week for Africa, French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Rwanda to forgive France for its […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
21 Feb 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on gold in West Africa.

By L.M. Louw  21 February 2021 – While West African countries like Ghana, Burkina Faso and Mali continues to attract junior gold exploration companies, new players like Guinea, Liberia, Sierra […]
17 Feb 2021

Security continues to deteriorate in Africa’s G5 Sahel

17 February 2021 – The security situation continues to deteriorate in Africa’s ‘G5 Sahel’. António Guterres, the UN Secretary- General has underlined his concern about the ‘G5 Sahel’. The ‘G5 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
19 Nov 2020

IFC invests in Malian quicklime

19 November 2020 – The International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced that it will invest close to €9-million in Malian quicklime and agriculture lime producer Carrières et Chaux du Mali (CCM). […]