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 »

Turkey’s vice president receives Niger mining minister

2018/08/12 – Turkey’s vice president on Wednesday received Niger’s mining minister in the capital Ankara, according to presidential sources.

The closed-door meeting between Fuat Oktay and Hassane Baraze Moussa was held at the presidential complex, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The two discussed bilateral relations between Turkey and Niger in every area.

Oktay and Moussa agreed to improve bilateral cooperation in the mining sector and to share Turkey’s knowledge and experience of mining with the West African nation.

They also exchanged views on seeking opportunities for cooperation over operating agricultural lands in Niger, the sources added.

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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 »

France hits out at Putin over NEW plot – ‘Africa does NOT belong to Russia’ #Uranium

2018/06/11 – France on Monday expressed concern about the ongoing instability in its former colony the Central African Republic, warning in particular against an increased Russian military presence there that Paris says could undermine peace efforts. Continuer à lire … « France hits out at Putin over NEW plot – ‘Africa does NOT belong to Russia’ #Uranium »

Africa can get more from its minerals by building industries to service mines

2018/09/10 – Multinational firms from Europe, North America and more recently China still dominate the extraction and refining of most of minerals mined in Africa with minimal roles for African firms. From these minerals, foreign manufacturing firms produce consumer and industrial goods for sale in global markets at much higher prices than what’s paid for the raw materials. This is a source of lots of angst among policymakers and economists who are calling for increased local participation in the mining industry. Continuer à lire … « Africa can get more from its minerals by building industries to service mines »