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West Africa Ebola outbreak forces miners to lock down operations, delay projects
Monday, August 11, 2014
Miners in West Africa, home to significant reserves of iron ore, gold, bauxite, oil and gas, and other minerals, are increasing efforts to keep Ebola at bay following the World Health Organization (WHO) declaration that the current outbreak has reached the status of an “international public health emergency.” read more »
New attempt to reform the moroccan mining code
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
The mining industry has played a crucial role in laying down the foundations of Morocco’s economy. Virtually non-existent until after the First World War, the mining industry saw remarkable development from that moment on. read more »
Côte d’Ivoire Adopts New Mining Code
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The Parliament of Côte d'Ivoire adopted a new mining code (the "New Code") on March 5, 2014. The New Code marks a strategic shift for the Ivorian Government as, presumably inspired by the success of neighboring countries such as Ghana and Burkina Faso, it attempts to diversify its agriculture-based economy and take advantage of its rich mineral endowment.  read more »
South Africa approves law that gives state a 20% stake of oil, mining firms
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
South Africa’s controversial Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill became a law Tuesday, after the parliament voted in favour of the amendments, which include giving the state a stake of 20% in new gas and oil exploration and production ventures. read more »
South African police shot Marikana miners as they fled: lawyer
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Evidence brought up to South Africa’s Farlam Commission of Inquiry Wednesday, the body in charge of leading a formal investigation on the deadly events that led to the killing of 34 striking Marikana miners in August 2012, shows protesters were shot by police as they attempted to escape. read more »

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