Friday , July 12 2024


Darryll Castle joins Rainbow board as nonexec director

Darryll Castle has been appointed nonexecutive director of London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths, which owns the Phalaborwa project, in South Africa, and the Gakara project, in Burundi. His appointment is pursuant to the nomination right held by TechMet, as set out in Rainbow’s recent private placement announcement in May, whereby TechMet …

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Africa needs to safeguard against cyber-attacks in mining and energy

Throughout 2022, 40% of industrial control system (ICS) computers globally were attacked with malware. In Africa, the figure sits at 47%, according to Kaspersky. The three countries which experienced the most attacks on ICS infrastructure were Ethiopia (62%), Algeria (59%), and Burundi (57%). They are followed by Rwanda (46%), Kenya …

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BHP underlines a shift in strategy by investing in a nickel project

The decision by BHP to invest $100m in private UK miner Kabanga Nickel, which is developing a huge nickel project in Tanzania, marks a further shift in strategy for BHP, which has traditionally focused on less risky mining jurisdictions such as Australia, Chile and Canada that have been extensively developed. …

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Dafo amplifies its presence in Eastern Africa

Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection has started a partnership with Twakei Vehicle Fire Protection based in Nairobi, Kenya. Twakei is a specialist engineering company providing fire suppression services in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, Eritrea, Southern Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, and Somalia. “We are very excited to join Dafo Vehicle’s family because …

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Congo’s gold smuggled smuggled in tonnes

According to a report, a group of the United Nations (UN) experts found that gold production in the East African region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is being systematically underreported while tonnes of the precious metal are smuggled into global supply chains through its eastern neighbours. The Democratic Republic …

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Burundi rare earths project on track for production

Rare-earth element mining company Rainbow Rare Earths says it has made significant progress towards achieving first production at its Gakara rare earths project, in Burundi, East Africa, with about $6- million invested in the project to date. $4-million relates to the proceeds of a $8-million fund raise and initial public …

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