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Africa News: Gold refinery in Ghana to kick off by 2013

Africa News: Gold refinery in Ghana to kick off by 2013

Africa news gathered recently reports Ghana is in plans to establish a gold refinery by 2013 which will be used to process the gold produced in the country, especially from small scale mining sector.

Ghana to pass minerals development fund bill into law

Ghana to pass minerals development fund bill into law

Ghana’s Minerals Development Fund Bill will soon be passed into law, to emphasise Government’s commitment to boost infrastructure development in mining communities.

DRC Congo: Coltan, the new blood diamonds

DRC Congo: Coltan, the new blood diamonds

Since 1998, fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been prolonged as a consequence of the country’s vast mineral reserves, which includes diamonds, gold, tungsten, tin and Coltan.

Mineral resources behind the U.S push to Africa

Mineral resources behind the U.S push to Africa

As public interest in African affairs briefly found a place in mainstream talking points following a controversial viral video campaign about Ugandan rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), both the United States and the African Union are mobilizing military forces to Central Africa to counter further threats to civilian safety posed by the group.

Helping Developing African Nations Harness Their Mineral Potentials

Helping Developing African Nations Harness Their Mineral Potentials

Developing countries with potential minerals have often fallen prey to corruption and mismanagement. As a result, they’ve failed to benefit from their natural resources and remained in poverty. Now, new guidelines have been drawn up to help such countries harness their mineral wealth.

Delay in US Law to Combat Africa’s Conflict Minerals Sharpens Divisions

Delay in US Law to Combat Africa’s Conflict Minerals Sharpens Divisions

A delay in a U.S. law to combat Congo’s so-called conflict minerals has sharpened divisions between advocates of the legislation and those who will need to comply, namely manufacturers and the high-tech industry. A Washington event on Congo’s conflict minerals was held Tuesday evening, a few weeks after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission postponed […]