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Amplats, the top producer of platinum in South Africa and a majority-owned subsidiary (79%) of Anglo American, is on the table for a spin-off. This move...
Côte d'Ivoire's Koné project, slated for 2027 production, could become the country's largest gold mine. Its development hinges on securing permits, with...
Australian company Lotus Resources holds two African uranium projects in Botswana and Malawi. It aims to leverage these resources to become a major global...
Côte d'Ivoire, a significant gold producer, also produces manganese, copper, cobalt, and nickel. Demand for these key minerals has grown in recent years,...
In northern Guinea, the Simandou North project led by Australian company Arrow Minerals has been garnering attention in recent months. Despite being in...
Algeria boasts significant phosphate, iron, and various other mineral resources. But the mining sector barely contributes 1% to the GDP. To increase this...
In April 2024, as gold prices surged past $2,400 per ounce and forecasts hinted at further increases to $2,500 or even $2,700 by...
In October 2023, Orezone unveiled a $168 million project to double the production capacity of its Bomboré gold mine in Burkina Faso. The project was...
Kinshasa will receive $324 million annually for infrastructure projects until 2040, contingent on copper prices above $8,000 per ton. Should...
As the second-largest uranium producer in Africa, Niger is poised to capitalize on rising demand and uranium prices. The country relies on two flagship...
Ivory Coast produced 50 tonnes of gold in 2023, with plans to boost production through projects like the Koné mine owned by Montage Gold. The company aims...
Ghana is preparing for the development of its inaugural lithium mine in collaboration with Australian firm Atlantic Lithium. Local authorities are focused...
Guinea, known for its significant bauxite production, is also a notable gold producer. In 2022, the country yielded 21.23 tonnes of gold, with...
Resolute Mining, an Australian company, operates the Syama gold mines in Mali and the Mako mines in Senegal, with a target gold production of 365,000...
Côte d'Ivoire's gold production has been steadily rising for a decade and is expected to reach 55 tonnes in 2024. This growth has attracted new investors...
CMOC and Glencore, the world's top cobalt producers, are maintaining their output despite a 60% price drop from the last peak. The Democratic Republic of...
Sabodala-Massawa is Senegal's largest gold mine. Its owner plans to commission a new processing plant at the site. This year, the firm eyes an output of...
Nigeria's mining sector contributes less than 1% to the GDP, despite the country's $700 billion in mineral resources. Illegal mining is a major...
In February 2024, Anglo American Platinum announced it would lay off up to 3,700 workers due to inflation and operational challenges in South Africa's...
The price of gold has been steadily rising, surpassing $2,400 per ounce in April 2024. However, not all gold producers are reaping the benefits...
Nigeria's mining sector contributes less than 1% to the country’s GDP, a paradox considering the country's mineral resources are valued at $700...
Perseus Mining operates the Yaouré and Sissingué gold mines in Côte d'Ivoire. While the initial lifespan of Sissingué was set to end in 2022, the company...
Gemfields, a leading producer of rubies in Mozambique and emeralds in Zambia, introduced a calculation method in 2021 to assess its contribution to public...
Citibank's forecast suggests copper prices could soar to $15,000 per ton by 2025. Meanwhile, production at Zjinn’s copper mine in the Democratic...
Central Africa boasts one of the world's most significant mineral resource potentials, attracting many multinational corporations due to its rich...
UBS expects the world’s lithium production to leap 40% this year. Thanks to new production capacities in Zimbabwe and Mali, Africa could play a major role...
Ex-Prime Minister of Burkina Faso from 2007 to 2011, Tertius Zongo has been on the board of Endeavour Mining for over a decade. He exits the firm amidst a...
Since late 2023, Turaco Gold, an Australian junior mining company, has strategically divested its interests in multiple gold assets in Côte d'Ivoire to...
The recent surge in gold prices could boost gold producers' revenues significantly. Galiano Gold, a Canadian company, is poised to capitalize on this...
Ivory Coast has rapidly transformed into a major gold producer in Africa, with a record output of 48 tons in 2022 and a projected increase to 55 tons in...
Aya Gold & Silver has announced a silver production of 1.97 million ounces in 2023 and aims to increase this to between 2.6 and 3.2 million ounces in...
Platinum Group Metals and Amplats have been working on a technology harnessing platinum and palladium to enhance the efficiency of lithium-ion batteries....
Gold prices hit record highs in Q1 2024, reaching a new historical peak of over $2,300 per ounce. However, the Bomboré gold mine in Burkina...
Congolese officials are divided about setting export restrictions as technologies for cobalt-free electric vehicle batteries rapidly advance. The...
Zambia had its copper output fall for the third consecutive year last year. It stood at 680,000 tons. Meanwhile, the country seeks to bring it to more...

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