Category archives for: Mining

UNCTAD: Iron Ore Industry Makes Comeback

Iron ore

Geneva, Switzerland, 31 July 2017 – Despite soft Chinese consumption and low prices for most of the year, a late surge meant the iron ore industry saw gains in production and exports.

Dev’t Centre Calls for an Inclusive Mineral Sector

Gold bars

Abuja, Nigeria, July 28, 2017//-Adopting and domesticating the African Mining Vision (AMV) will contribute to laying the institutional groundwork and cementing strong accountability mechanisms that are vital for Nigeria’s plans to expand mineral investment and production.

The Economic Costs of Illicit Financial Flows in Africa’s Extractive Sector

Plugging 2

July 26, 2017//-African resource-rich countries are facing significant economic headwinds. Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producer, depends on oil for over 90% of its foreign exchange earnings and three-quarters of government revenue.

Deteriorating Health of Miners: Experts Call for Smart Investments to Improve Their Health


Johannesburg, South Africa, July 26, 201—The health of miners in Southern Africa, their families, and their wider communities could be improved through smart investments in initiatives aimed at tackling occupational diseases, such as TB and Silicosis, members of groups attending a two-day meeting underway in South Africa have stated.

Mortgaging Ghana’s Future for Chinese Loan

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and senior government official of China

Accra, July 7, 2017//-Ghana has been chock-full of heated discussions about the over $15 billion agreement between the Government of Ghana and its Chinese counterpart, which the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), civil society organisations and economists believe is a loan.

Mining Sector Stages Strong Comeback

Ghana Mining & Energy Summit 2017

Accra, July 6, 2017//-Prices for most metals have started to rise in 2017 ‘more sharply than expected’ as a long period of declining prices appears to be bottoming out, according to the World Bank’s  Commodities Markets Outlook.

Ghana Signs $10 Billion Bauxite Project Agreement with China

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and senior government official of China

June 30, 2017//- Ghana signed an agreement with China that may culminate in the development of a US$10 billion bauxite venture that will include the construction of alumina refineries and railway infrastructure, according to a senior government official.

Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal: The Indomitable Indian Star Achiever

Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal,  the Chairman-cum-Managing Director, NBCC India Limited

Accra, June 29, 2017//- His numerous achievements in business, corporate governance, entrepreneurial, traditional and philanthropy are yet to be celebrated publicly in India. But his stellar success story has been hailed globally with awards and panegyrics.

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.

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