13 Jan 2022

Is Mali Russia’s new roost?

Is Mali Russia’s new roost? As Mali braces for sanctions by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), questions are being asked about the growing presence of Russian mercenaries […]
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). […]