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African Mining News


In this blog readers will enjoy mining news and other interesting articles about the mining industry. Africa is the second largest continent in the world and it has around 30 million km2 of land on its surface. Because of the sheer enormity of the continent and its mineral abundance, the African mining sector is the largest mineral industry in the world.

The continent ranks first or second in world reserves of minerals and metals that include industrial diamonds, platinum, phosphate rock, bauxite, cobalt, zirconium and vermiculite.
Africa also has vast reserves of gold, copper, iron ore, steel, lead, manganese, natural diamonds, coal and uranium.

A Vital Industry

The mining industry in Africa is an important source of earnings for the continent. For many African countries mineral exploration and production for export is the key to economic stability and growth. The industry provides innumerable jobs and supports thousands of local families. The commodities that are reliant on the mining, refinement and production of minerals and metals are vast. As with most massive industries there are fluctuations and changes. The African mining industry is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that include influencing factors like legislative changes, environmental impact, social and economic development, political situations and infrastructure.

Mining News

The aim of this blog is to help readers stay up to date on all the latest mining news, trends in the industry, and analysis surrounding the African mining sector. This blog provides readers with progressive information that includes interesting information about mineral exploration, safety in mining, mining practices, production and technological advances. The blog also explores the leading mining companies and their subsidiaries - it delves into the lives of all the top mining professionals and takes a closer look at the major mining countries and the roles these countries play in the global mining arena.
November 10, 2020

10 Mining Companies That Prevailed in 2020

Thriving Despite Covid-19 Chaos The Covid-19 pandemic flung the world into uncertainty, affecting economies and industry. Mining companies were not left unscathed and many experienced significant […]
October 27, 2020

Global Gold Mining Under the Spotlight

Are we Really Running Out of Gold? In August 2020, the price of gold hit a record high when it pushed over $2,000 an ounce. This […]
October 11, 2020

Renewable Energy and the Mining Industry: Can They Coexist?

Exploring the Mining Sector’s Role in Climate Change The natural resources of the earth are made up of air and water, soil, plants, animals, minerals, and […]
August 25, 2020

Game-Changing Developments in the African Iron Ore Sector

Known in the mining industry as a potentially major source of iron ore, the Simandou deposit in Guinea has been the subject of much controversy over […]
August 16, 2020

Gold Prices at Record Highs

Why Gold is Smashing Through Milestones As global economies slip deeper into recession, there’s a bright beacon of hope on the horizon: gold. In the midst […]
August 2, 2020

Have Human Rights Improved in African Mining?

Exploring Initiatives in Sustainable Development In recent years, human rights have become the key driver behind sustainable development in the global mining industry. Companies that “offset” […]
May 3, 2020

Why Are Uranium Prices Rising Despite COVID-19?

Prices of Radioactive Metals Spike Through COVID-19 Pandemic Uranium is a radioactive metal mined in countries like Kazakhstan, Namibia, Canada, and Australia. It is mainly used […]
April 19, 2020

Has the African Diamond Industry Lost Its Sparkle?

Covid-19 and the Dark History of African Diamond Trade For years, communities throughout the African continent were exploited for diamonds. The term “blood diamond” was coined […]
April 6, 2020

How Covid-19 Is Affecting the Mining Sector

Markets Face Increased Uncertainty as the Virus Spreads The pandemic is prompting national shutdowns in countries across the globe, and business as we know it has […]
January 27, 2020

Import Duty on Mining Machinery and Mobile Equipment

Are High Import Duties Negatively Impacting the African Mining Sector? When countries import goods, there are usually import duties imposed on these items. Import duties are […]