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SSA: illegal mining and regulatory risks hinder investment

Widespread illegal mining activity and rising regulatory risks stemming from improving commodity prices will pose challenges to miners in SSA over the coming months and hinder investment into the region.
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Gécamines officially withdraws legal proceedings to dissolve KCC

DRC mining entity Gécamines has officially withdrawn the legal proceedings it commenced on 20 April 2018 in the Kolwezi Commercial Court to dissolve Kamoto Copper Company.  
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Copper project developments to pick up as prices rise

Global copper mine production will experience steady growth over the next few years, supported by markets with low operating costs and improving copper prices says BMI Research. BMI Research is a unit of the Fitch Group. We forecast...
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Glencore’s DRC subsidiaries in hot water?

Glencore’s Congolese subsidiary Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) is facing a variety of financial risks which include the revised Mining Code and payments owed to companies that have been block sanctioned. It may also encounter...

BMI Research: continued strength depends on restraint

BMI Research is a unit of the Fitch Group. In 2017, miners posted strong financial results across the board, driven by higher metal prices. As the industry returns to a period of growth, continued profitability will depend...

Armadale determines process route for gold recovery at Mpokoto

Democratic Republic of Congo - AIM-listed gold developer Armadale's review of metallurgical test work supports the development of a planned process route for gold recovery at the 678 000 oz Mpokoto gold project in...

DRC’s Gecamines-Chinese JV copper project to start producing later this year

The DRC’s first ‘infrastructure for minerals’ partnership project, entailing the delivery of two new copper plants in Katanga, will start production towards the end of the year. The project belongs to and is overseen by...

Glencore ups SA ferrochrome, coal production

South Africa – Glencore, one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies, has reported an increase in ferrochrome production for the March 2015 quarter. The company’s ferrochrome production increased 15% to 385...

Ivanhoe Mines, Regal Resources sign MoA on DRC exploration permits

Democratic Republic of Congo –TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines has entered into a conditional joint venture memorandum of agreement (JVMoA) with ASX-listed copper explorer Regal Resources, which will allow Regal the ability to acquire a 98%...

Armadale Capital: New resource potential at the Mpokoto gold project

DRC - Armadale Capital, the AIM quoted investment company focused on natural resources projects in Africa, has announced the positive conclusion of a geological review undertaken by CSA Global for its Mpokoto gold project in...