Bamako, Mali — 29 March 2012 – Good news for the West African mining fraternity is that Randgold Resources chief executive Mark Bristow reports that the Bamako airport in Mali is operating again, and that the country’s borders have been re-opened for all traffic.
Bristow, who is at the company’s Loulo complex in Mali, said the operation’s fuel supplies had been replenished over the weekend and that the Loulo, Gounkoto and Morila mines were all operating at present.
Randgold and other mining companies in Mali had a meeting with representatives of the Comité National de Redressement de la Démocratie et la Restauration de l’État (CNRD-RE) at which the CNRD-RE assured them that the situation was under control and that the State was still functioning. The CNRD-RE representatives also assured them that they were well aware of the importance of the mining industry to the Malian economy.
A Randgold statement issued here gave the assurance that the company would continue to engage with the Malian authorities and monitor the political situation in Mali, as well as the regional and international communities’ reaction to the events in the country.
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