Category archives for: Mining

Ghana: Media Coalition Engages Citizens on the Harmful Effects of Galamsey

April 25, 2018//-The Media Coalition Against Galamsey (MCAG) with support from Star Ghana, as part of efforts to stimulate community and institutional ownership of the sustained campaign against galamsey, continues its community engagement with focus on the Western Region after returning from Wa, in the Upper West Region.

Uganda: Chinese Firm Loses Battle for Kilembe Mines  

April 22, 2018//-Chinese firm Tibet Hima has lost a battle to keep its 25-year mining lease for copper and cobalt deposits in Kilembe mines in Kasese, western Uganda.

How Weak Structures Could Edge the Poor Out of Africa’s Resource

April 13, 2018//-East African countries have weak and poor governance structures for the oil, gas and mineral sectors, something that mean they are more likely to fall victim to the so-called “resource curse”.

Dangote To Inject $1.5bn In Zimbabwe’s Coal Mining, Power Plant Ventures

Lagos, Nigeria, April 12, 2018// – The President of Danghote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has renewed interest to inject a US$1.5 billion investment package in Zimbabwe’s coal mining and power plant sector.

UNCTAD Forum: Upskilling Workers Can Cut Dependence on Commodity Exports  

Geneva, Switzerland, April 11, 2018 – With more than 90 developing economies dependent on commodity exports, according to the latest UNCTAD data, building the human skills needed to add value to raw materials and provide decent work are key objectives to be discussed at UNCTAD’s eighth Global Commodities Forum at the Palais des Nations in Geneva […]

Ahafo Pit Collapse: Newmont Dismisses Accusations

April 9, 2018//-Newmont Ghana, a leading gold mining firm has denied accusations by families of six people who perished at its Ahafo Mine at Kenyasi that it had knowledge of structural defects at the facility.

Nigeria Turns to Agriculture and Minerals

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, March 28, 2018//- For decades, Nigeria’s economy has been based on oil. The government is now moving away from its black gold dependence to open its economy up to diversification.

Japan Gives $1 Million to Mine Action in South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan, March 28, 2018/ — The Government of Japan has contributed US $1,000,000 for the mine action project “Enhancing the Humanitarian Mine Action Programme in South Sudan”.

Orange Aims to Become Key Player in Energy Transition in Africa

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, March 27, 2018/ — Orange, a world’s leading telecom operator confirms its desire to become a key player in the energy transition sector in Africa, by providing services directly to the general public or as a wholesaler to public operators.

Minister Blasts AngloGold over Local Content Forum Propaganda

Accra, March 27, 2018//-Ghana’s Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu has lashed out at mining company, AngloGold Ashanti, describing a gathering it organized on local content participation as a ‘propaganda’.

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