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Zim Chrome Exports Resume

Zimbabwe resumed chrome exports last week for the first time since 2011 when Government imposed a ban of raw chrome exports to encourage beneficiation of the mineral.   The Government lifted the four-year ban on chrome ore exports in June this year to boost foreign earnings from the sector and enhance viability of small-scale miners.   While the Government had imposed the ban on chrome ore exports to encourage firms to beneficiate.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 9th November 2015

New Luika Gold Mine Announces Life Extension And 506,000 Oz Of Gold

Shanta Mining Company Limited (SMCL), a subsidiary of the UK-based Shanta Gold Limited (AIM:SHG) involved with gold mining, development and exploration in Tanzania, has recently released the Life of Mine (LOM) extension study for its New Luika Gold Mine (NLGM) project which indicates new total reserves of gold at 506,000 ounces (oz) up from 479,000 oz found in 2013.   NLGM, located in Mbeya in Tanzania’s south western region, counts.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 9th November 2015

Malawi Government Erred On The Oil and Gas Exploration Deal

New revelations show that Malawi’s Government has erred by issuing two exploration licences for gas and oil on the World Heritage site of Lake Malawi including the National Park marine protected area which could seriously dent the country’s image in environmental conservation. Godfrey Mfiti, Environmental Activist in Southern Africa says Malawi breached International conventions and its own Parliamentary Acts on the oil.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 9th November 2015

Sudan Calls on Turkish Companies to Invest in Petroleum Industry

Awad, who met his Turkish counterpart Ali Riza Alaboyun on the sidelines of the 8th International Energy Congress in Ankara on Friday, pointed to the multiple investment opportunities in Sudan’s oil industry. He urged Turkey to enter into petroleum exploration and extraction in Sudan, pointing that Sudan has a comparative advantage in the area of renewable energy, particularly solar energy besides the oil and gas industry. For his.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 9th November 2015

Sunridge Gold Agrees US$65mln Sale of Eritrea Gold Mine

Sunridge Gold shot up around 50% after it struck a US$65mln (C$85mln) cash deal to sell its majority stake in Asmara Mining, the joint venture company that owns the Asmara mine, in Eritrea. Michael Hopley, Sunridge chief executive, highlighted that the proposed deal is at a premium valuation. He added: “(it) equates to a significant premium to the present market value of Sunridge and under the continuing challenging market conditions.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 9th November 2015

Completion of light rail construction project in Africa set for 2016

 The completion of a light rail construction project in Nigeria has been set for December 2016, Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has announced. The governor said that once complete the light rail construction project in Nigeria  will start operation immediately.   The aim of the project is to ease the traffic situation in Lagos state that has been a thorn in the flesh for motorists and other road users.   Ambode said.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 9th November 2015

Lekela Power signs MoU for construction of wind power plant in Africa

 Lekeka Power has signed a memorandum of Understanding for the construction of a wind power plant in Egypt.   Actis Fund and Lekela Power signed the MoU in the presence of  President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Actis Fund also discussed future investment activities with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC).   Lekela Power signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a $350m wind-power station in Egypt.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 9th November 2015


 A consortium led by the German engineering group Siemens has won a contract to build a 1,000 kilometres high voltage power line linking Kenya and Ethiopia. The firm will partner with Spain’s Isolux Corsan to put up the line that will transmit 2,000 megawatts (Mw) hydropower from Ethiopia.   The high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link is scheduled to go into operation by end 2018.“Development of energy.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 7th November 2015

Automobile Companies paving way to big business in East Africa

 Muscling its way into the market is China’s Beiqi Foton Motor, which last year delivered over 10,000 vehicles to Africa and in March established a sales division in Kenya. It is busy finishing construction of a US$50-million assembly plant in Nairobi that it claims will have capacity for delivering 10,000 vehicles a year to the region.   Foton designs and manufactures trucks, buses, tippers, prime movers, and pick-ups. It has.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 7th November 2015


 East Africa’s economic powerhouse Kenya is expected to see economic growth and improved foreign direct inflows, a leading analyst has predicted.   “We are expecting increased business in the country and region due to improved business confidence and growth potential in the east African and sub-Saharan region,” Eric Munywoki, Research Analyst at Old Mutual Securities told CNBC Africa.   “We expect this.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 7th November 2015

Tanzania: Kibo Mining Focused on Finance for Mbeya

Kibo Mining‘s (LON:KIBO) focus is now to complete the financing for its Mbeya coal to power project in Tanzania, it said today. The group has signed a joint development agreement with Chinese firm SEPCO and during the quarter completed a pre-feasibility study on the mining component. “With the most important strategic elements now in place for the MCCP, Kibo is now focusing its entire effort on achieving financial closure for.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 7th November 2015

Eritrea: Sunridge Gold Plans Commercial Production at Debarwa by End 2016

“We’ve had a tremendous amount of success,” says Davis. “We’ve drilled 400,000 metres. We’ve completed a full bankable feasibility study, and we did a full environmental impact assessment in 2013. Since that time it’s been all about the permitting.” In some respect that’s been a slow process, but with the government on board as a participating equity partner, the ultimate outcome was.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 7th November 2015

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