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Mahenge Liandu mine design nearing completion

The mine design for investment group Armadale Capital’s Mahenge Liandu graphite project, in Tanzania, is being finalised, following a site visit by the project engineer. The mine design, which will be optimised to ensure high-grade areas are targeted first, will be included in a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the …

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Regional mining pioneers Ivanhoe, TechMet, Montero Mining and others to attend the East & Central Africa Mining Forum in Kigali

“Important to share geological information across the region” “Kamoa-Kakula, which now ranks as the world’s largest undeveloped high-grade copper discovery, represents the discovery of a previously unrecognized and richly endowed district within the Central African Copperbelt – geologically distinct, yet geographically next door to the well-known Kolwezi deposits. We have …

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Kenya now lays ground for crude oil pipeline

An oil pipeline. Due to the waxy nature of Kenya’s crude, the pipeline will be much more expensive to build and operate than a normal pipeline because the crude will need to be heated to 85 degrees along the line. Kenyan has commenced surveying the route of the Lokichar-Lamu pipeline …

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Barrick’s offer would alter Tanzania protective mining law

Canadian miner Barrick Gold Corp, the majority owner of London-listed mining firm Acacia Mining Plc, is proposing a plan that could reverse some of the gains Tanzania is seeking in a deal with the embattled company. Barrick’s proposed Framework Agreement with the Government of Tanzania seeks to have mining companies …

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Kenya signs milestone crude oil processing deal with firms

The Kenyan government has signed agreement with oil major Total, Tullow Oil and Africa Oil Corp to develop a 60.000-80.000 barrel per day crude processing facility for oil discovered in the county’s northwest. The petroleum and mining ministry said on Twitter on Tuesday that the head of term agreements were …

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Kouri Project underway in Burkina Faso

The Kouri project by Golden Rim Resources is seen to be making stable drilling progress in Burkina Faso, West Africa. According to the company RC drilling commenced in the river channel area of the Footwall Shear, following up a recently obtained high-grade drill intercept of 4m at 44.7 grams per …

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Gold and Copper mining licenses accorded to East Africa Metals

The Ethiopian Government has approved the mining license for East Africa Metals to proceed with the Mato Bula Gold Copper and Da Tambuk Gold Deposits at its Adyabo project within the country. The mining license agreements for Mato Bula and Da Tambuk have been formally approved by the Ministry of …

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Power projects commences in Ghana

Construction works at Ghana’s biggest power Bulk Supply Point (BSP) at Pokuase in Ga West have commenced. The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, recently turned the sod at an event that marked the start of construction at a project that will change the future of energy supply in …

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Zanzibar Gold eyes two assets for acquisition

Reports on the acquisition of Mkuvia gold property and Fakawi gold property by Zanzibar Gold Inc have been publicly aired. The Mkuvia property located in the Nachengwea area of southern Tanzania has had small scale local placer operators mining gold from the property since 2005. A preliminary operation plan was …

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