Africa Mining: “Increased urgency to improve SA mine health, safety” – Mineral Resources Minister

Africa Mining: “Increased urgency to improve SA mine health, safety” – Mineral Resources Minister

The increase in mining fatalities in South Africa’s mining sector over the past two years has increased the urgency of improving health and safety in the sector, Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday.

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Africa Oil & Gas: SDX, BP talks on Egypt assets sale terminated

Africa Oil & Gas: SDX, BP talks on Egypt assets sale terminated

North Africa-focused oil company SDX Energy has terminated talks for a potential acquisition of assets in Egypt from BP. The company had on September 20 said that it was in talks for the acquisition of “a significant package of assets in Egypt from BP,” and that the acquisition would constitute a reverse take-over.

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Africa Mining: Tanzania anti-corruption body charges Acacia with tax evasion, money laundering

Africa Mining: Tanzania anti-corruption body charges Acacia with tax evasion, money laundering

Acacia Mining (LON:ACA), Tanzania’s No.1 gold producer, confirmed Wednesday local media reports saying that one of its staff members and a former employee were detained by the country’s anticorruption authority.

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Sustainability: How Nigeria can escape the natural-resource curse

Sustainability: How Nigeria can escape the natural-resource curse

Nigeria’s population is growing rapidly. It now stands at 182 million, and is projected to exceed 300 million by mid-century, surpassing the U.S. to become the world’s third-largest country. And thanks to a high fertility rate — more than five children per woman, higher than the average for sub-Saharan Africa and more than double the global rate — that growth can be expected to continue for quite some time.

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Mozambique Mining: Kenmare to declare maiden dividend for H1 2019, strong Q3 ilmenite, zircon production

Mozambique Mining: Kenmare to declare maiden dividend for H1 2019, strong Q3 ilmenite, zircon production

Mineral sands producer Kenmare Resources on Tuesday announced its dividend policy, a watershed moment for the company, with dividends to be based on a minimum of 20% of profits after tax.

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