Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Guinea: Ensure Respect for Rights in Massive Iron Ore Project

Simandou Project Threatens Land, Water, Climate

Guinea’s massive Simandou iron ore mine project poses severe risks for communities’ land, water, and environment, Human Rights Watch said today. The mining companies developing Simandou have promised to respect strong human rights and environmental standards, but their track record in Guinea means that the project deserves the closest possible scrutiny.…

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    • The construction of a highway between Dakar and Saint Louis will open up Senegal’s northern regions, considered the country’s rice granary and an area with high mining potential.
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Senegal: African Development Bank to Invest over €166 Million in Construction of Highway to Open Up the Country’s North

The financing comprises €119.69 million from the African Development Bank and €46.67 million from the Africa Growing Together Fund

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (http://www.AfDB.org), has approved a loan of €166.36 million to Senegal for construction of the Dakar-Tivaouane-Saint Louis highway, which will enhance access to the north of the country. The financing comprises €119.69 million from the African Development Bank and €46.67 million from…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: President asks House to reconsider Museum and Monuments Act

The Deputy Speaker, Hon. Thomas Taybewa, read out the President’s letter giving his reservations to the Act declaring Kilembe Mines a protected area

President Museveni has withheld his assent and sent the Museum and Monuments Act 2022 back to Parliament for reconsideration. The Museum and Monuments Act, which seeks to consolidate and reform the law relating to cultural and natural heritage; to strengthen the administrative structures for the effective management of the cultural…

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    • Mining Indaba Focus on African Minerals Critical for a Greener Future
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Mining Indaba Focus on African Minerals Critical for a Greener Future

African mining and metals are critical to tackling the global climate emergency

Focusing on the ways Africa can optimise the opportunity to increase the supply of green metals for global energy demands while creating meaningful value for communities will be the emphasis of  Investing in African Mining Indaba 2023 (https://www.MiningIndaba.com) which takes place at the CTICC, Cape Town, 6 - 9 February…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Joint National Mining and Hydrocarbons Experts reviewed Some Community Texts Relating to the Petroleum & Mining Sectors

These Texts will contribute to a well-organized, minimally varied, optimally developed and mainstreamed geo-extractives sector in general

The joint meeting of National Mining and Hydrocarbons Experts from ECOWAS Member States held in Dakar, Senegal, November 23rd and 24th November, 2022 to review some Community texts relating to the petroleum and mining Sectors. While welcoming the Experts from Member States, Mr Sédiko Douka, Commissioner for Infrastructure, Energy & Digitalization of…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Concerned by the Continued Loss of Civilian Lives due to Unexploded Ordnance in Populated Areas

UNICEF and UNMAS are working with Libyan mine action partners to provide explosive ordnance risk education to people

This week another child tragically lost his life when he found and played with a grenade that was left behind by the warring parties in the conflict. His two brothers, standing near him, were severely injured. UNICEF and UNMAS are deeply concerned by the continued loss of civilian lives, especially…

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    • Uganda Kicks-Off Project to Reduce Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining
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Uganda Kicks-Off Project to Reduce Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining

The planetGOLD Uganda project aims to reduce mercury use by 15 tonnes over five years and support 4,500 artisanal miners

A new project launched today in Kampala by national authorities and international organizations aims to advance a more responsible artisanal gold mining sector across the country. The five-year planetGOLD Uganda project (https://www.PlanetGOLD.org/Uganda) is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) (https://www.theGEF.org) and implemented by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) (www.UNEP.org).…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

Joint Meeting of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Experts and Joint Ministers in Charge of Mining and Hydrocarbons to Hold in Dakar

The Joint Ministerial meeting will be considering the reports of the Joint Experts meeting

The joint Meeting of the ECOWAS Ministers in charge of Mining and Hydrocarbons will hold on the 25th of November 2022 in Dakar, Senegal. The Ministerial meeting will be preceded by a meeting of Joint National Mining and Hydrocarbons Experts from ECOWAS Member States from the 23rd to 24th of November 2022. The…

Source: Investing in African Mining Indaba |

Unlocking the Future of African Mining at the Mining Indaba 2023

This year’s programme will delve into integral economic empowerment strategies, ways to support supply chain security for the energy transition and seizing opportunities to capitalise on the commodities super cycle

Investing in African Mining Indaba (www.MiningIndaba.com), the world's largest gathering of the most influential stakeholders in the African mining industry, is gearing up to again deliver a record-breaking event that will facilitate greater investment into African mining. “Mining Indaba has been a significant platform for Africa’s mining industry for almost…

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    • How Africans During COP27 and Beyond Can Capitalize on Its Mineral Wealth to Develop an Electric Vehicle Value Chain (By NJ Ayuk)
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How Africans During Conference of the Parties (COP27) and Beyond Can Capitalize on Its Mineral Wealth to Develop an Electric Vehicle Value Chain (By NJ Ayuk)

Africa supplies a significant portion of the metals critical to producing the lithium-ion batteries that power EVs

NJ Ayuk, Chairman, African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) Africans at COP27 and beyond need to pay critical attention about Africa's position as a key source of critical minerals. Climate change and energy poverty are two sides of the same coin. How about during this COP27, Global leaders push to process Africa’s minerals…