Francis Gatare, the Chief Executive of Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB) says there is hope that the country’s mining sector will soon recover from adverse effects brought by the Covid-19 pandemic. Rwanda’s mining sector, just like many other sectors worldwide, has been negatively affected by the pandemic, mostly… Read more »

MONROVIA – Prior to his Liberia assignment, Scott Lowe had an extensive experience in mining working in senior management positions at BHP Billiton and as CEO in several publicly listed exploration and development companies. He holds advanced degrees in Business and Mining; achieved positive outcomes in a number of international… Read more »

Statistics South Africa has announced that the country’s mining production fell 9.1% in July this year, compared to 2019, with a 44.9% collapse in “other non-metallic minerals,” those excluding coal and gold, underlining the decline. Statistics South Africa has announced that the country’s mining production fell 9.1% in July this… Read more »

An artisanal gold mine collapse near Kamituga in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has claimed lives of more than 50 people. The incident took place on 11 September in the Sud-Kivu Province in DRC at the “Detroit” mine site, reported Reuters citing a local mining NGO. Initiative… Read more »

Gold mining companies are taking different paths after a bloodless political coup in Mali where the West African nation’s leader resigned on Aug. 19 to avoid a violent overthrow of his government after he was surrounded and detained by soldiers involved in the mutiny. Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corporation (GOLD –… Read more »

Castillo Copper Ltd, a base metal explorer primarily focused on copper across Australia and Zambia, has announced encouraging results from the recently completed infill soil geochemical sampling campaign at its 100% owned Luanshya Project in Zambia. The Luanshya Project is located in Zambia’s traditional copper-belt, the second largest copper producer… Read more »

Egyptian government sources have estimated that the country will produce 15.6 tons of gold during the current fiscal year. The sources said the government is looking for new exploration and discovery opportunities in regions by increasing foreign mining investment in Egypt. Centamin, which owns the Sukari mine, announced that profits… Read more »

The last couple of months have been particularly demanding for the Minister of Mines & Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite. The prevailing economic realities caused by the double shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic and revenue shortfall resulting from the crash in oil prices have put him on his toes, as the… Read more »