Category Archives: MINING AND MINERALS

JSTF KILL TWO SUSPECTED GUNMEN, ARREST FOUR OTHERS IN BOTCHED ATTACK ON A KANO CHECKPOINT

An Otokar Cobra APC on urban counterterrorism counterinsurgency patrols NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA February 24, 2013 Kano The Joint Security Task Force (JTF) on Saturday shot dead two suspected gunmen and arrested four others in the Kano metropolis. An eyewitness … Continue reading

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CHINA TO BUILD 240.5 MEGAWATT HYDROELECTRIC DAM IN GUINEA

PANA Conakry, Guinea 15-08-2011 The Guinean government and China International Water and Electric (CIWE) on Saturday signed a contract for the building of a hydroelectric dam in Kaléta in the region of Kindia, about 140 km from Conakry, the capital, … Continue reading

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GHANA BEGINS PUMPING OIL

Ghana Begins Pumping Oil VOA News 15 December 2010 Photo: AFP Ghanaian President John Atta Mills (2nd R) turns a valve at FPSO Kwame Nkrumah oil rig at the Jubilee field in Takoradi, 15 Dec 2010 Ghana has joined the … Continue reading

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RIVERS STATE GETS RARE POSITIVE INTERNATIONAL CREDIT RATING

Nigeria’s Rivers State Gets Rare Positive International Credit Rating Chinedu Offor  VOA NEWS Washington DC 13 October 2010 The international financial analysis agency — Standard and Poor – has awarded a Nigerian state a rare positive credit rating for the … Continue reading

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UN LIFT SANCTIONS AGAINST SIERRA LEONE

UN lifts sanctions against Sierra Leone Published on : 30 September 2010 – 10:01am | By RNW Africa Desk (Photo: AFP) The Security Council on Wednesday lifted all remaining U.N. sanctions against Sierra Leone, eight years after it emerged from … Continue reading

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GHANA OIL: ASIAN FIRMS OUTBID WESTERN RIVALS

Africa-Asia Confidential (London) Ghana: Lining Up for Jubilee 27 September 2010 analysis President John Evans Atta Mills, his government and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation are entertaining offers for cooperation and a stake in the Jubilee oil field from all … Continue reading

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CHINA TO INVEST US$1.2bn IN GHANA BAUXITE INDUSTRY

Ghana: China to Invest $1.2 Billion in Bauxite Industry Stephen Odoi-Larbi 23 September 2010 Ghana’s Bauxite and aluminum industries have received a major boost, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese Firm, Bosai Minerals Group, … Continue reading

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DRC,ANGOLAN PRESIDENTS MEET OVER OIL AND DIAMOND-FUELLED TENSIONS

DRC and Angolan presidents meet amid tensions Joseph Kabila AFP Joseph Kabila By RFI Democratic Republic of Congo President Jospeh Kabila was in Luanda on Monday for a meeting with his Angolan counterpart José Edouardo dos Santos on stability in … Continue reading

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NIGERIA AIM FOR BIG GROWTH, AIM TO BECOME THE NEXT ‘BRIC’ COUNTRY

  Nigeria, poised for big growth, aims to be the next ‘BRIC’ country Nigeria – the No. 3 supplier of US oil – says that by 2012 the country will be growing by 10 percent per year. Some economists agree. … Continue reading

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ANALYSTS MONITOR NEW AFRICAN OIL STATES FOR CORRUPTION

Analysts Monitor New African Oil States for Corruption Nico Colombant | VOA NEWS Washington 24 August 2010 Photo: N. Colombant, VOA Monitors are hoping possible oil from Sao Tome and elsewhere in Africa will benefit many people Human rights organizations … Continue reading

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