Central Africa

Covering mining exploration, development, mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, Commodities in these regions include copper, cobalt,


Following the go-ahead of Equinox Mineral’s Lumwana project in Zambia, the main contract of which was awarded to a joint venture between Ausenco and Bateman, construction activities are ramping up. The long life project will produce an average of 150,000 tonnes a year of copper. The measured and indicated Lumwana resource is 358 million tonnes containing 0.76% copper.

The Ausenco-Bateman joint venture has agreed to a commissioning date for the US$762 million project at the end of the first quarter of 2008. The joint venture’s portion of the contract is worth US$381 million.

New copper mine for Zambia

[img:Teal%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|Teal’s Konkola North
Shaft in Zambia
]Livingstone, Zambia --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 11 February, 2008 - Teal Exploration & Mining Incorporated - a growth-oriented mineral development and exploration company listed on the Toronto and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges – is on the point of confirming the launch of a new copper mining project in Zambia.

iPAD (Infrastructure Partnerships for African Developments) Central Africa

7 -9 October 2008
Kinshasa, DRC

Contact: Nicole Smith
Tel: +27 21 700 3500 (international) or 718 841 7109 (US)
Fax: +27 21 700 3501 (international) or 413 487 6276 (US)
Email: nicole.smith@spintelligent.com

Infrastructure Partnerships for African Development (iPAD) DRC

3 - 4 October 2011
Kinshasa, DRC

Contact: Nicole Smith
Tel: +27 21 700 3500 (international)
Fax: +27 21 700 3501 (international)
Email: nicole.smith@spintelligent.com

iPAD (Infrastructure Partnerships for African Development) Katanga Briefings

6 - 8 October 2011
Lubumbashi, DRC

Contact: Nicole Smith
Tel: +27 21 700 3500 (international)
Fax: +27 21 700 3501 (international)
Email: nicole.smith@spintelligent.com

Katanga assumes control of merged company

[img:Jan%2023%20Katanga_0.JPG|Nikanor waste crusher
and conveyer in
the DRC
]London, England --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- January 23, 2008 - Katanga Mining Limited this week assumed complete management and financial control of the new Katanga Mining – the company that has resulted from its merger with Nikanor plc, says a news release published here today.

The merger has brought about a company with a combined market capitalisation of around US$$3.3 billion (close to R25 billion). It brings together the adjacent properties in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) owned by Katanga and Nikanor to create a major single-site operation.  

Record DRC production for Anvil Mining

[img:23%20Jan%20Anvil._0.JPG|The open pit at
Anvil’s Dikulushi Mine,
Katanga province
] Montreal, Canada --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- January 23, 2008 - Anvil Mining Limited – listed on the Toronto and Australian stock exchanges and a leading copper producer in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – has registered record consolidated production of both copper and silver in the central African country in 2007.

SA company wins R1m DRC contract

[img:Truco%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|Frontier Mining Project,
] – Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- January 21, 2008 - A South African company has won  three contracts worth a combined total of R3.5 million for the supply of pulp and slurry rubber hoses to major mining projects in three southern African countries.

The company revealed here today that its latest award is a R1 million contract to supply pulp and slurry rubber hoses to the US$448.7 million (R3.1 billion) Frontier mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The order has been placed by Canadian mining company First Quantum Minerals – majority stakeholders in the project.


BRC Diamond Corporation (BRC) and Diamond Core Resources Limited (Diamond Core) have entered into an agreement to merge the two companies to create the new entity. Current BRC shareholders will hold approximately 53% of the new company, with the balance in the hands of Diamond Core shareholders.

Construction in progress
at the Silverstreams plant

BRC is a Canadian-based diamond exploration company active principally in the DRC. It was one of the first companies to identify emerging diamond opportunities in the country, and today has a commanding land position, directly controlling almost 8 500 squ km and retaining a further 11000 squ km through option agreements on three separate exploration properties. These properties are located in some of the most prospective diamond regions of the country.

Pangea seeking R100 million for African projects


[img:17%20jan%20New%20Pangea._0.JPG|Pan plant,
Pangea’s Dimbi
alluvial diamond project,
]London, England --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- January 17, 2008- - Pangea Diamondfields plc – an AIM-listed mid-tier diamond producer and exploration company with a portfolio of promising African projects – is going to the market to seek funds to advance its portfolio of developing projects in central and southern Africa.

The company announced here yesterday that it had appointed a syndicate of agents led by RBC
Capital Markets to handle a marketed private placement of new ordinary shares in the company with a value of up to C$15.0 million (almost R100 million).

Pangea has made such significant progress this year that it plans to up-scale its main alluvial diamond projects in central and southern Africa in 2008. In a recent exclusive interview with Mining Review Africa CEO Rob Still reported excellent results in the Central African Republic (CAR), improved production levels and sales values in Angola, satisfying momentum in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and encouraging early results in South Africa.

“This period has been one of significant progress for PDF,” he added, “and in the period ahead to Q3 of 2008 we intend progressing the evaluation of these projects and making commercial mining go-ahead decisions which will result in targeted combined monthly production of 15 to 20 000 carats.”

This week’s Pangea statement explains that the net proceeds from the private placement would be used to advance the company's ten projects in the CAR, the DRC, Angola and South Africa, as well as for general corporate purposes. One of these projects has advanced to pilot mining and three to bulk sampling, and the target is to have six at the bulk sampling stage or more advanced by the end of Q1 2008.

“It is anticipated,” the Pangea announcement continues, “that the offering will be priced in the week commencing 21 January 2008, and will close on or about the week commencing 4 February 2008.

Caption, Pic 1: The pan plant at Pangea’s Dimbi alluvial diamond project in the C.A.R.

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