Category archives for: Mining

Africa is not Poor, We are Stealing its Wealth

February 22, 2018//-Africa is poor, but we can try to help its people.

Higher Mineral Output Fueling Africa’s  Growth

February 21, 2018//-Rising oil and mining output as new projects come online combined with firmer commodity prices will boost growth in the African region’s commodity exporters this year.

DR Congo’s Gov’t Breaches its Own Logging Moratorium

Kinshasa, DR Congo, February 20, 2018// — The Congolese Minister of Environment, Amy Ambatobe, has reinstated 6,500 km² of logging concessions that were cancelled in August 2016 by the then Environment Minister Robert Bopolo following instructions from then Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo.

Ghana Police Swoop on Chinese Illegal Miners

February 16, 2018//-Four Chinese and three Ghanaian illegal miners operating in the Pra River in Twifo Abuboi in the Central Region have been arrested.

A Brighter Year for Mining?

February 16, 2018//-Mineral and commodity prospects are looking up.

The Marine Drive Project – A Planning Challenge

Accra, February 12, 2018//-On Friday December 15, 2017, the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo cut sod for the commencement of work on the Marine Drive Project in Accra, at a ceremony attended by chiefs, political leaders and the business community. 

Ghana Court Quashes Gov’t Withdrawal of Exton Cubic’s License

February 8, 2018//-An Accra High Court has quashed the decision by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, to revoke the mining lease of mining company, Exton Cubic Group Limited, to prospect in the Nyinahini bauxite concession of the Tano Offin Forest Reserve.

Ghana: Pressure Mounts on Gov’t to Lift Ban on Small Scale Mining

Accra, February 2, 2018//-The Ghana National Association of Small-Scale miners (GNASSM) is putting pressure on government to lift the ban on small-scale mining as promised.

South Africa Gold Mine: About 950 Workers Trapped Underground

February 1, 2018//-About 950 workers remain trapped in a gold mine in South Africa after a storm caused a power cut, preventing them from getting out.

Golden Star Resources Begins Commercial Production at its Prestea Mine

Golden Star Resources announced that commercial production has been achieved at its Prestea Underground Gold Mine (“Prestea Underground”) in Ghana, effective Thursday.

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