How Russia is growing its strategic influence in Africa

2019/06/02. Much has been made about China’s role and profile in Africa and the factors underlying its activities on the continent. Less debated is the spread and depth of Russia’s contemporary presence and profile in Africa.

There was a strong Russian influence in Africa during the heyday of the Soviet Union. The post-independence governments of Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda and Benin at some point all received diplomatic or military support from the Soviet Union. Continuer à lire … « How Russia is growing its strategic influence in Africa »

Mali – Kodal granted exploration rights near its Mali lithium project

2019/31/01 – Aim-listed Kodal Minerals has gained exclusive rights to explore – and an option to acquire – two new concessions totalling 200 km2 within 25 km of the company’s Bougouni lithium project, in Mali.

The new licence areas are adjacent to the Goulamina lithium project, owned by ASX-listed Birimian, where a mineral resource of 103-million tonnes, grading 1.34%lithium oxide, has been defined. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Kodal granted exploration rights near its Mali lithium project »

Geologist who was killed in Burkina Faso died while working job ‘he loved’:son

2019/30(01 – Family members of a Canadian mining executive who was kidnapped and killed by gunmen in western Africa said at his funeral Wednesday that his murder was senseless, but they also recognize he died while pursuing the work he was passionate about.Officials in the Burkina Faso government have said the body of Kirk Woodman of Halifax was found with bullet wounds on Jan. 16 in Oudalan province, in the northern Sahel region. Continuer à lire … « Geologist who was killed in Burkina Faso died while working job ‘he loved’:son »

Canadian miner wants its uranium project in Niger to be powered with renewable energy

2019/30(01 – GoviEx Uranium (TSXV: GXU) is studying the possibility of powering its flagship Madaouela project in northern Niger using a dedicated and renewable hybrid solar power solution.

In a press release, GoviEx explained that management is working together with Windiga Energy, with whom they have signed a memorandum of understanding, to determine if such an idea would be feasible. Continuer à lire … « Canadian miner wants its uranium project in Niger to be powered with renewable energy »

Algérie – 26 orpailleurs interceptés à Tamanrasset et Bordj Badji Mokhtar (MDN)

2018/08/12 – Des détachements de l’Armée nationale populaire (ANP) ont intercepté vendredi 26 orpailleurs à Tamanrasset et Bordj Badji Mokhtar et saisi du matériel utilisé dans l’extraction illégale de l’or, indique samedi un communiqué du ministère de la Défense nationale (MDN).

« Dans le cadre de la lutte contre la contrebande et la criminalité organisée, des détachements de l’Armée nationale populaire ont intercepté, le 07 décembre 2018 à Tamanrasset et Bordj Badji Mokhtar (6ème Région militaire), 26 orpailleurs et saisi 10 groupes électrogènes, 15 marteaux piqueurs, 4 détecteurs de métaux, ainsi qu’un véhicule tout-terrain », précise la même source.

Par ailleurs, des détachements combinés de l’ANP « ont saisi à Béchar (3ème RM), Oum El-Bouaghi et Bejaïa (5ème RM), 4,5 kilogrammes de kif traité, tandis que 8.586 unités de différentes boissons ont été saisies à Ouargla (4ème RM) ».

Dans le cadre de la lutte contre l’immigration clandestine, des détachements combinés de l’ANP « ont arrêté à Tamanrasset (6ème RM), Ouargla et Laghouat (4ème RM), 46 immigrants clandestins de différentes nationalités », tandis que des Garde-côtes et des éléments de la Gendarmerie nationale « ont déjoué, à Chlef (1ère RM), Oran  et Mostaganem (2ème RM), des tentatives d’émigration clandestine de 72 personnes à bord d’embarcations de construction artisanale », ajoute le communiqué.

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Mali – Nova Scotia miner starts drilling in Mali

2018/28/11 – Roscan Gold (TSX-V: ROS) announced that it is moving forward with the development of its Kandiolé Project and has just started a 3,500-metre Air Core drilling program, designed to test several of the numerous gold geochemical anomalies identified at the site. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Nova Scotia miner starts drilling in Mali »

Niger / Lithium – Two Shields Encouraged by Geochemical results of Lithium Interests

2018/14/11 – Two Shields Investments PLC on Monday said a geochemical program at its lithium interests in Niger has found lithium anomalies above previous results.

Shares in Two Shields were up 14% at 0.16 pence on Monday. Continuer à lire … « Niger / Lithium – Two Shields Encouraged by Geochemical results of Lithium Interests »