Africa Mining: Côte d’Ivoire aims to double gold output by 2025

Côte d’Ivoire plans to double gold production by 2025, its VP said on Monday, as the west African country strives to revive its long-neglected mining sector.

Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s top cocoa producer, is seeking to diversify revenues by increasing gold output from 25 t last year to 50 t between 2020 and 2025, said Daniel Kablan Duncan at the opening of an Ecowas meeting on mining and petroleum in the commercial capital Abidjan.

Mining sector turnover rose by 11.5% in 2017, an increase achieved mainly via exports of gold, manganese and nickel. source: Reuters

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