Category archives for: Mining

AngloGold Plans to Cut 2,000 Jobs

May 24, 2018//-South African gold miner AngloGold Ashanti plans to cut 2,000 jobs at its domestic operations, it said on Wednesday, as part of plans to cut costs.

Agility Facility to Stock Parts for Cummins Regional Operations in West Africa

Accra, Ghana, May 16, 2018//-Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has leased warehouse space in the Agility Warehouse Park in Ghana to Cummins for a new West African Distribution Center.

Finally, Ghana launches Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Reports 

Accra, May 16, 2018//- The Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) of the Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GHEITI) has produced the country’s 2015 mining, oil and gas EITI audit reports, published on April 30th, 2018.

Africa Still Struggles to Convert its Natural Resources to Tangible Dev’t Outcomes

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 14, 2018//-Africa has been slow to convert its natural resources endowments to tangible development outcomes because of weaknesses in governance, according to the fifth edition of the African Governance Report published by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). 

African Governments Demand More from Mining

May 13, 2018//-For nearly six hours senior mining executives met privately with President Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa to debate the controversial mining code proposed for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Can Europe-Iran Relations Withstand US Withdrawal from JCPOA?

May 10, 2018//-European investment into Iran has been on the rise since the signing of a multilateral agreement with the country over its nuclear programme.

Media Coalition Blames Ghana’s Judiciary for Being the Weakest Link in the Fight Against Galamsey

Accra, May 7, 2018//-Members of the Media Coalition Against Galamsey (MCAG) have blamed Ghana’s judiciary is so far the weakest link among all the stakeholders in the fight against illegal mining popularly known as galamsey in the country.

How Mine Dumps in South Africa Affect the Health of Communities Living Nearby

May 7, 2018//-Mining is a major economic activity in many developing countries. In South Africa, mining of gold, coal and other natural resources has played a significant role in the country’s economy, with both positive and negative consequences.

Ghana: Mahama Fires Back at Intolerant Government Appointees

May 5, 2018//-Former President John Dramani Mahama has described the current New Patriotic Party government as intolerant and unable to take criticism.

Behind the Smoke Screen: An Authoritarian New President

Luanda, Angola, May 4, 2018/ — After the 2017 elections, the hopes ordinary Angolans placed on President João Lourenço were so high that many regarded him as a gift from God.

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