Category archives for: Mining

Politicians Must No Longer Manage Africa’s Natural Resources Unilaterally

Experts from Africa at the first day of the 12th African Economic Conference, which began on December 4, 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, called for the inclusive management of the continent’s natural resources, where there is a high level of inequality.

EBRD Board of Directors Approves New Mining Strategy

December 13, 2017//-The EBRD Board of Directors has approved a new Extractive Mining Industries Strategy that will guide the Bank’s investments in the mining sector for the next five years.

Guinea to Become Top 3 Global Bauxite Producers  as AMR Begins Production

Conakry, Republic of Guinea, December 13, 2017 – French mining company Alliance Minière Responsable (AMR)  is  beginning production at its Boké mine, Conakry, Guinea as part of its agreement signed in June 2017 with Société Minière de Boké (SMB), a consortium composed of UMS International, a French owned transport and logistics company, Singaporean shipping company […]

Africa Needs Industrialization to Achieve Prosperity

December 7, 2017//Africa needs industrialization to achieve prosperity and a decent standard of living for its citizens.

Pollution Disproportionately Affects Women In Mining Communities

December 4, 2017//-Deep in the countryside of Zambia, communities near Kansashi, the largest open-pit copper mine in Africa, are seeing few benefits from the copper that is extracted from their ancestral lands. Worse yet, they are struggling to get by with water and soil that they believe is contaminated.

Ghana to Spend $100M On Land Reclamation

December 3, 2017//-Ghana is poised to spend 100 million dollars to reclaim lands destroyed by activities of illegal miners in the country through the Multi-sectorial Mining Integrated Project (MMIP).

Ghana Urged To Domesticate ECOWAS Directives On Mining

The Associate Executive Director of the Wassa Association of Communities Affected by Mining (WACAM), Madam Hannah Owusu-Koranteng has urged the government to domesticate the principles of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) directive on mining.

Our minerals: Where Are Our Miners?

Accra, November 28, 2017//-For a very long time, Africa’s minerals have been mined, not by Africans but by others.

Participants: Implement National Suppliers Dev’t Programme Now

Accra, November 28, 2017//-Participants at an event to launch Ghana’s National Suppliers Development Programme (NSDP) called for its immediate implementation to help benefit local businesses.

Dangote Cement Powers Africa’s Industrial Revolution

Lagos, Nigeria, November 23, 2017/ — Africa’s largest cement Company, Dangote Cement Plc has added fillip to the on-going efforts at economic emancipation of Africa when it formally opened its 1.5 metric tonnes per annum (mtpa) capacity cement plant in Mfila, Congo Brazzaville, amid ecstasy by the government and the indigenes of that country.

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