Africa & Middle East

South32's manganese mines in South Africa are unlikely to restart operations until January, when a major review is expected to be completed.South32 suspended production at its Samancor Manganese joint venture mines, of which it owns a 60 per cent stake, on November 2 following a death at the Mamatwan mine.The…
Five miners rescued in Tanzania after 41 days trapped undergroundGreat efforts to free children from the worst form of child labour have started paying off as Plan International Tanzania in collaboration with other stakeholders. (Image courtesy of Human Rights Watch) Five miners have been rescued in Tanzania after surviving 41…
Lucara Diamond (TSE:LUC) said it recovered a 1,111 carat gem-quality diamond from its Karowe Mine in Botswana. The stone, which Lucara claims is the world's second largest gem quality diamond ever recovered, measures 65mm x 56mm x 40mm in size. The stone originated in the mine's south lobe and was…
William Lamb, CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp. (TSX:LUC), got an urgent call from his chief operating officer, Paul Day, in Botswana at 1:29 am. Monday morning. Lamb called him back at 4 a.m. “He said, ‘Are you sitting down?’” Lamb told Business in Vancouver. “His comment was: ‘Congratulations – you…
Gold Fields deciding Ghana’s mine fate, as bullion prices diveGold Fields said that South Deep mine, bought for $3 billion in 2006, is on course to break even by the end of 2016. Gold Fields (NYSE, JSE:GFI), the world’s seventh-largest bullion producer with operations from Australia to Peru, may place…
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