Category archives for: Mining

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.

Nigeria: CFAO Commissions New FUSO Assembly Plant

Lagos, Nigeria, November 17, 2017 – The CFAO group, through its subsidiary CFAO Equipment, the sole distributor of the FUSO brand in Nigeria, in conjunction with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, commissioned a FUSO assembly plant on November 16, 2017 at its Amuwo-Odofin, Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Lagos, […]

Ghana: Newmont Ahafo Mine to Add 200,000 Ounces of Gold to Annual Production

Kenyase, Brong Ahafo Region, November 11, 2017//-Newmont Ahafo Mine of Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) has started an underground mining in June 2017 at the Subika pit which will add 150,000 to 200,000 ounces of gold to its annual production.

Programme to Link Ghana’s Mining Sector and Local Businesses Takes Off

Accra, November 1, 2017//-With annual mining procurement exceeding $1 billion in Ghana, a meeting saw the launch of an innovative National Suppliers’ Development Programme (NSPD) that aims to secure a greater share of this market for Ghanaian firms.

Commodity Dependence Worsens for Developing Nations

Geneva, Switzerland, October 26, 2017 – Nine more developing economies became dependent on commodity exports between 2010 and 2015, bringing the total to 91, about two-thirds of all the 135 developing countries, a new UN report says.

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