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29 December 2014

Roxgold Provides Financing and Project Development Update

29 December 2014

Toronto, Ontario — December 29, 2014 – Roxgold Inc. (TSX.V:ROG) (“Roxgold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has signed an updated mandate and commitment arrangement with Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking (“Societe Generale”) to replace the commitment letter announced on September 30, Read more »

West African Resources executes US$5 million loan facility

22 December 2014

West African Resources (ASX, TSXV: WAF) is pleased to announce it has executed final documentation with the Metals & Energy Capital Division of Macquarie Bank Limited (Macquarie) for a two-year US$5 million convertible loan facility (Facility).
The executed documentation follows West African’s announcement on 29th October 2014, that it…

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Inata Gold Mine: SMB poised to take action against the 767

20 December 2014

(Burkina – emine ) – Inata gold Mine workers strike started on 4th December 2014 has entered a new phase.

On Friday, December 12, 2014, the mining company Avocet Mining Plc decreed the end of the strike and evacuated the accommodation sites of national employees.

Striking workers who had illegally occupied the mine making access impossible have been dispersed peacefully.

As a reminder, the negotiations with the workforce representatives initiated by the SMB regarding cost-cutting measures that are essential to continue operations had Read more »

Savary Gold’s And Sarama’s Field Program Discovers 24 New Zones Of Gold Mineralization And Identifies Two New Gold Trends On The Karankasso Jv Project, Burkina Faso

15 December 2014


Toronto, Canada – December 15, 2014 – Savary Gold Corp. (TSX-V: SCA) (“Savary”) and Sarama Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: SWA)(“Sarama”) announce new grab sample assay results from a recently completed field program on the Karankasso JV Project in southwestern Burkina Faso (see figure below). The 750 square Read more »

True Gold Reports Temporary Slowdown

9 December 2014

True Gold Mining Inc. reports that a disturbance in a local community has resulted in True Gold temporarily halting part of the construction activities at the Karma Project in order to ensure worker safety.

The company is working closely with a delegation from the Burkina Faso Ministry of Mines as well as the regional government to address the community’s concerns and establish a…Read more”
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Inata Mine Halted By Illegal Strike

8 December 2014

Avocet Mining PLC (“Avocet” or “the Company”) announces that it has halted operations at its Inata mine in Burkina Faso due to an illegal strike.

The strike, which commenced at 10.30 pm on 4 December 2014, follows discussions with workforce representatives regarding labour cost reductions that are essential for Inata to continue operations, especially at times of lower gold prices.

The Company is currently continuing discussions with a committee representing the Inata…

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Announced review of mining contracts by the transition in Burkina Faso: What is-it really?

5 December 2014

(Burkina-emine) – After the establishment of a transitional government in Burkina Faso on Sunday, November 16, 2014, Colonel Aboubacar Ba becomes the head of the Mining Ministry. Soon after that, Reuters announced that the Transitional Government will conduct a review of mining permits. This information has been taken up by different media raising questions / concerns within the mining sector. But what is it exactly? Read more »

SEMAFO Reports Resumption of Operations at Mana Mine: Production Guidance Maintained

3 December 2014

Montreal, Quebec, December 3, 2014, 08:00 EST – SEMAFO (TSX, OMX: SMF) reported that operating activities resumed today at its Mana Mine in Burkina Faso.  Operations had been suspended on the evening of Saturday, November 29, 2014. Read more »

SEMAFO Reports Illegal Work Stoppage at Mana Mine

2 December 2014

Montreal, Quebec, December 01, 2014, 13:00 EST – SEMAFO (TSX, OMX: SMF) reported today that employees began an illegal work stoppage at its Mana mine in Burkina Faso on the evening of Saturday, November 29, 2014. The illegal work stoppage comes in spite of an existing collective agreement that remains in effect until December 31, 2015.

The Corporation has secured the Mana site and is collaborating with union delegates to establish a timely return to normal operations. Read more »

Installing the Minister of Mines and Energy: “The mining files will be scrutinized.”

1 December 2014

(Burkina-emine) – The Minister of Mines and Energy of the Transition Aboubacar Ba was settled in duties on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) conference room in Ouagadougou by the Secretary General of the government and Council of Ministers, Alain DiĂ©ri Ouattara.

” We have been invested with a mission by the President of Burkina Faso and the Prime Minister to support the government in a strategic sector of our country. Read more »

SEMAFO Inc Bidder’s Statement Received

1 December 2014

Orbis  Gold  Limited  (“Orbis  Gold”  or  “the  Company”)  advises  that  it  has  today  received a Bidder’s Statement from SEMAFO Inc. (“SEMAFO”) in  relation  to  its unsolicited offer to acquire100% of Orbis Gold’s issued ordinary shares for cash

consideration of A$0.65 per share (the “Offer”). As previously announced to the market on 16 October 2014, the Offer is conditional…

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SEMAFO Lodges Bidder’s Statement for Orbis Gold Secures Credit Facility for its Bid

30 November 2014

Montreal, Quebec, November 30, 2014, 21:45 EST – SEMAFO (TSX, OMX: SMF) today lodged its bidder’s statement in respect of its A$0.65 per share cash offer for 100% of the shares in Orbis Gold Limited with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Orbis Gold and the ASX. A copy of the bidder’s statement may be accessed from the ASX website,, under Orbis’ ASX code “OBS”. Read more »

Increasing Zinc Deficit Will Benefit Perkoa Project

29 November 2014

(Burkina-emine) – Project Background

Since January 19, 2013, Burkina Faso became the first West African Zinc producing country.

Perkoa project was a joint venture between Glencore Xstrata, Blackthorn Resources (27%), and the Burkina Faso Government (10%). Following the successful commissioning of the treatment plant and commencement of production in May 2013, the Perkoa mine produced its first zinc Read more »

AGM Results: Voting Indicates Shareholder Support

28 November 2014

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Listing Rule 3.13.2 and Corporations Law

Section 251AA(2) that at the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the Company held  today that the resolutions as set out below were passed by a show of hands without  amendment.

In respect of the resolutions a breakdown of the proxies received is set out below:

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SARAMA Resources And ACACIA Mining (Formerly African Barrick Gold) Enter Into Earn-In Arrangement In Burkina Faso

27 November 2014

VANCOUVER, CANADA. Sarama Resources Ltd. (the “Company” or “Sarama”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Acacia Mining plc (“Acacia”, formerly known as African Barrick Gold plc) relating to Sarama’s South HoundĂ© Project (the “Project”) in Burkina Faso whereby Acacia will have the option to earn up to a 70% interest in the Project by…

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Alecto Minerals: Low Cost Acquisition of the Advanced Kerboulé Gold Project in Burkina Faso

17 November 2014

Alecto Minerals plc (AIM: ALO), the AIM quoted mineral exploration company focussed on West and East Africa, is delighted to announce that it has further enhanced its portfolio of gold projects in West Africa by entering into an agreement with Kaizen Discovery Inc. (‘Kaizen’) (‘Agreement’) for the acquisition, by way of all share consideration, of…

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Karma Gold Mine Construction on Time, on Budget

17 November 2014

VANCOUVER, B.C. – True Gold Mining Inc. (TSX-V; TGM) (“True Gold” or the “Company”) today provided the following construction and capital expenditure update on the Karma Gold Project (“Karma” or the “Project”): To date, the Company has spent and committed approximately US$51.5 million at Karma, or more than 39% of the Read more »

B2Gold Papillon Resources Limited acquisition: impact on the Burkina projects

14 November 2014

(Burkina emine) -The Canadian B2Gold Company headquartered in Vancouver announced October 3, 2014 that its absorption of the Australian Papillon Resources Limited was successfully completed after acquiring all issued common shares of the latter.

Impact of the merger on B2Gold projects in Burkina Faso.

B2Gold Corp. has made a remarkable entry in the mining industry in Burkina Faso through the acquisition of Volta Resources Inc. and its Kiaka gold deposit and sparked Read more »

Political events in Burkina Faso and impact on the mining sector

11 November 2014

For several months now the socio-political situation in Burkina was extremely sensitive. The risk that political and social crisis occurs in Burkina Faso was real.

In power for 27 years, President of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaore was not allowed by the Constitution to contest for presidency in 2015. Many analysts, both national and international, then set the alarm bells ringing on the dangers of an attempt by the president CompaorĂ© to change the constitution in order to stay in power. The Read more »

IAMGOLD Reduces Executive Team by 40% and Takes Further Measures to Cut Costs

10 November 2014

TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ – IAMGOLD Corporation (“the Company”) announced today that in its continuing efforts to maximize economic returns, the Company  has transformed its corporate structure with the primary objective of creating a more efficient and effective organization that embeds agility and scalability Read more »

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