In the underexplored and booming gold-mining areas of West Africa, Canadian miners are moving fast to expand their operations.
shutterstock Judith Verweijen, University of Sheffield and Alexander Dunlap, University of Oslo Around the globe, concern is mounting about the unfolding climate and ecological catastrophe. Yet the extraction of natural resources through mining and energy projects continues on a large scale, with disastrous environmental consequences.
Maputo, Mozambique//-In addition to sizable gas reserves found offshore, Mozambique is home to commercially significant deposits of coal, gold, graphite, ilmenite, iron ore, titanium, copper, tantalum and bauxite, to name a few.
Botswana’s president beckoned investors to opportunities in its coal, gold and base metals industries, in a bid to wean the country off its over-reliance on diamond revenues after a challenging year for the global mining industry.
The chief of Nsutam, Osabarima Kofi Sarpong Kuma and his elders together with the Zongo chiefs and the entire Muslim community of Nsutam in the Eastern Region of Ghana have expressed their appreciation to Nawara Company Limited, a small scale mining company in the area for its support in the development of the town.
Zambia’s response to its debt hole is to keep digging. State-owned Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited (ZCCM) this week agreed to take on $1.5bn of debt and pay a nominal $1 to take over a 73% stake in Mopani Copper Mines from Swiss commodities trader and mining company Glencore.