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Canada's Asante Gold, which operates the Bibiani and Chirano gold mines in Ghana, has reported a rise in production and revenues from its two mines....
Orano, a French nuclear company, recently announced the resumption of development at the Imouraren uranium deposit in Niger, after the project was offline...
Tristream Capital offers alternative financing solutions to mining companies, in exchange for royalties on production. Its current portfolio includes...
Despite recent tensions between Niger and the US, the development of the Dasa uranium mine in Niger can still count on American support. The future mine’s...
Chemaf has had a 25-year lease on a copper-cobalt permit belonging to Gécamines since 2015. To develop this permit, Chemaf has put itself up for sale in...
Madagascar’s Molo graphite currently produces 17,000 tonnes per year. NextSource Materials, the owner, wants to increase this capacity to 150,000 tonnes a...
Though the world’s top cobalt producer, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) supplies barely 1% of the refined cobalt used worldwide. The Central...
Leo Lithium announced last May the sale of its remaining stake in the Goulamina project in Mali to China's Ganfeng Lithium for $342.7 million. The...
Gabon's raw gold exports have taken a significant hit, falling from 43.9 billion FCFA in 2022 to just 8.5 billion FCFA in 2023, according to data from the...
The Adumbi project hosts over 100 tonnes of gold mineral resources in the DRC. Developing a gold mine on the site would increase Congolese gold exports,...
High battery prices have long impacted electric cars’ final cost, thus impeding their adoption. If the prices of these batteries were to fall, consumer...
Panthera Resources holds an 80% stake in Mali’s Kalaka and Bassala gold projects. The British company has just increased its stake in both assets and is...
Kamoa-Kakula, the largest copper mine in the DRC and Africa, is expected to produce a maximum of 490,000 tonnes of concentrate in 2024. Its owners...
Niger has approved the assessment and management plans for radiation levels at the future Madaouela uranium mine, a crucial step to commence operations at...
A few years ago, B2Gold sold two gold assets to Australia's West African Resources, including the future Kiaka gold mine. The Canadian company had...
Copper prices have reached a new all-time high, exceeding $11,000 per tonne in May 2024. However, analysts at Trafigura, a leading commodity trader,...
Côte d'Ivoire has emerged as the most attractive jurisdiction for mining investment in West Africa, drawing increasing interest from mining companies....
The price of gold has broken records this year, peaking at over $2,400 an ounce in May. Central banks around the world have been buying up gold at...
The first South Korea-Africa summit took place from June 4 to 5, 2024, with critical minerals at the forefront of discussions.  The summit saw the...
Fekola, Mali's second-largest gold mine, raked in $1.14 billion in revenues in 2023 from selling 588,460 ounces of gold. The mine is operated by...
Australia's Evolution Energy Minerals is developing the Chilalo graphite project in Tanzania, which is expected to produce 52,000 tonnes of graphite...
Orano (formerly Areva) operates the only active uranium mine in Niger, supplying up to 17% of France's uranium needs. While the July 2023 putsch damaged...
After China and Japan in Asia, South Korea is now organizing its first summit with Africa. Among the key topics that will bring together Seoul and around...
The Tiris project can deliver 30 million pounds of uranium over 16 years, according to a 2024 study. With production set to commence in 2026, the project...
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Manono hosts one of the world's largest lithium deposits. While legal disputes have slowed down the exploitation of...
A new report by SWISSAID provides unprecedented figures on gold smuggling in Africa over the 2012-2022 decade. The report reveals that Africa loses...
Thanks to Endeavour Mining, Côte d'Ivoire will soon have a new active gold mine. With a lifespan of 13 years, the new mine is expected to produce over...
Perseus Mining, an Australian company, entered the Tanzanian mining sector this year by acquiring OreCorp and its Nyanzaga project. The project is...
The Kamoa-Kakula copper mine in the DRC is the largest in Africa and is set to become the second largest in the world in the coming years. The mine should...
Emmerson Plc has incorporated a new treatment method into its environmental and social impact study for the Khemisset project, halving water consumption....
International Holding Company (IHC) plans to acquire mining concessions worth $1 billion across several African countries in 2024. The Emirati group...
After months of negotiations, the Malian government acquired the Morila gold mine for a symbolic dollar. The asset was transferred to SOREM-SA, a State...
Several mining firms acquired projects in Côte d’Ivoire in recent years. WIA Gold is among them. The Australian mining junior has been looking for an...
Cobalt prices have plummeted to under $30,000 per tonne, down from over triple that amount just years ago. As the world's largest consumer, China...
Côte d'Ivoire has partnered with a Chinese company to exploit a coltan deposit. This will position the West African country as a new supplier alongside...

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