Gabon: Government plans to take control of gold mining

The amount of gold mined in Gabon, mainly in the traditional way, has never revealed its real turnover for decades because undeclared gold miners...

Cameroon: the new Lafarge-Holcim cement plant announced in 2019

In less than a year, Cameroon will have a new Lafarge-Holcim cement plant. These words are from Pierre Damnon, The now ex-general manager of the...

Ivory Coast: Barry Callebaut-Saco opens a cocoa grinding unit in Abidjan

Côte d'Ivoire, the world's largest cocoa producer, wants to locally process 50% of its cocoa bean production to increase farmers' income and fight poverty. The...

Ivory Coast: Cargill, Willmar and Touton takeover of SAF Cacao

The Cargill, Wilmar and Touton groups have put forward offers for the takeover of the assets of SAF Cacao, the Ivorian cocoa giant, in...

Guinea: Official Start of the Chalco Mining Project

Things seem to be accelerating for the Chalco Guinea Company, a subsidiary of the Chinalco Group. Six months after the signing of its 15-year...

Gold: Ghana outperforms South Africa

According to the World Bank, there is a small revolution in African gold production in 2018. Thus, Ghana has dethroned South Africa, falling to...

Togo: cotton production records a new rise

The New Cotton Company of Togo (NSCT) announced Thursday, May 31, to have completed the 2017/2018 campaign with a production of 117 000 tonnes...

Senegal: Sabodala Gold Operations announces a turnover of 170 billion FCFA in 2017

Sabodala Gold Operations, the Canadian mining company based in Eastern Senegal, has achieved gold production of 233,067 ounces for a turnover of 170 billion...

Ivory Coast: Failure of negotiations for the revival of Saf Cacao

Saf Cacao, one of the largest Ivorian exporters of cocoa, in liquidation following contracts in default, will finally have no escape route. The Cocoa...

Ivory Coast: cashew nuts in crisis

The Ivorian cashew industry is in turmoil. Hundreds of trucks loaded with nuts have been queuing for weeks in front of the exporters' warehouses...

Ivory Coast: towards the revival of the coffee culture in Africa

The seaside town of Grand-Bassam hosts these 5 and 6 February the 57th General Assembly of the OPCW, the inter-African coffee organization, which brings...

Cocoa: Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana decide on a common strategy

After having decided to deploy joint storage capacities with the support of the AfDB, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana are deepening their ambition to build...

Gabon: Good results for Comilog in the first quarter of 2018

Ogooué Mining Company (Comilog- Subsidiary of Groupe Eramet), through its manganese branch, announced Saturday a quarterly production of ore greater than 8% in the...

Guinea: long deadlocked, Simandou mine finds taker

After a long standoff between some investors and the Guinean authorities, the state finally sold blocks 1 and 2 of the Simandou iron to...
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