Category archives for: Mining

Jeweller Completes First Export of Conflict-Free Gold from  Congo to Canada

Fair Trade Jewellery Co., a Toronto-based ethical jeweller presents the four rings made our of gold sourced from Congo, through the Just Gold project.

133C722-003 Oval Love Note Solitaire set with 2.12 carat Pistachio Green Akara Traceable Sapphire+133C722-001 5mm Low Dome Wedding Band + 133C722-002 2.5mm Stacker Eternity Band+33C722-004 Horizontal Split Shank Solitaire

  Ottawa, Canada, June 26, 2017//- Partnership Africa Canada and Fair Trade Jewellery Co. today announce the first export of conflict-free and traceable artisanal gold from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Canada.

Mining Sector Recaptures Its Position as Largest Tax Payer to Ghana

Chamber AGM 2017

Accra, June 12, 2017//- Figures from the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) have shown that the mining and quarry sector recaptured its position as the leading source of direct domestic revenue after being displaced by the finance and insurance sector in 2015.

Report: Mining Industry Picking Up

Ghana Mining & Energy Summit 2017

Johannesburg, South Africa, June 7, 2017//-  World’s top 40 miners recovered from a race to the bottom, with bolstered balance sheets and a return to profitability in 2016, giving them much-needed space to pause and draw breath, according to PwC’s Mine 2017 report.

Ghana Chamber of Mines Opens Up Mining Businesses to Local Entrepreneurs

Chamber AGM 2017

Accra, June 5, 2017//- Ghana Chamber of Mines has initiated a process to launch an online portal on local content  to provide in-depth information on mining inputs required by it members which they are inviting local manufacturers and suppliers to bid.

Boosting Economy: Mining Coys Purchase 73% of Goods Locally

Ghana Mining & Energy Summit 2017

Accra, May 31, 2017//-The government revealed that mining companies operating in the country have purchased 73 percent of their goods and services locally. This is contrary to the erroneous perception that the companies procure few goods within the country.

Chamber of Mines: We Remain Committed to Responsible Mining

Ghana Mining & Energy Summit 2017

Accra, May 31, 2017–Mining companies operating in Ghana have reaffirmed their commitment towards responsible mining in the country.

Breaking the Chains of Commodity Dependence

UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi

The seventh Global Commodities Forum, jointly organized by UNCTAD, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, was held in Nairobi, Kenya as part of the fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

DR Congo: Project Traces Conflict-free Artisanal Gold

Gold bars

Kinshasa, DR Congo, May 18, 2017/ — Partnership Africa Canada announced that the Just Gold project has successfully implemented a system to trace legal and conflict-free artisanal gold in the DR Congo. The Just Gold project began as a pilot in Ituri Province in 2015. Today’s announcement is a milestone for the project—moving it from […]

Report: Mining No Longer Top Sector Attracting Investors to Africa


Africa’s mining potential is not longer the main attraction for foreign capitals wanting to invest in the continent, a study published Wednesday shows.

Ghana: Investing in West African Mining for Sustainable Regional Dev’t


Accra, Ghana, May , 2017/–Over 80 West Africans who have previously attended Australian-funded mining courses met on 27 April in Accra to share knowledge and understanding of current challenges and opportunities in the region on attracting responsible mining investment and sustainable development.

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