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MTN says in talks on potential deal

23rd April 2010 South Africa's MTN Group said it was in talks about a potential deal, a day after a source told Reuters the company was considering raising about $5-billion to buy assets from Egypt's Orascom Telecom. The deal could heighten competition between MTN and India's Bharti Airtel, two big mobile phone... 

Zambia Q1 copper, cobalt output up

21st April 2010 First-quarter copper production in Zambia, Africa's largest producer, rose to 174 407 t from 170 948 t produced in the corresponding period last year, Zambia's central bank said on Wednesday. Copper exports in the first quarter rose to 173 421 t versus 153 306 t exported in the same period last... 

SA to endorse new mining charter in May

19th April 2010 South Africa's government will endorse a new mining charter to bring greater black ownership to the sector next month, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said on Monday. She has not said what changes are planned under the review of the five-year-old charter, which called on mining... 

Economy impact to rise sharply if ash lingers

19th April 2010 The economic impact of the volcanic cloud halting flights across Europe will increase sharply the longer disruption continues, forcing holiday cancellations, delaying deliveries and reducing jet fuel demand. African exporters of flowers and vegetables by air to European supermarkets, technology... 

Niger govt says will scrap mine deals if no benefit

16th April 2010 Niger's military rulers will examine the country's mining contracts and invalidate those that do not benefit Niger, it said on Friday. "If a signed convention in the extractive industry is not advantageous for our country, there is no question of accepting it," said government spokesman Mahaman... 

Burkina says gold output to nearly double in 2010

14th April 2010 Burkina Faso expects almost double its gold output this year to 22 t from 11,7 t last year, the West African country's Mines Minister Abdoulaye Kader Cisse said late on Tuesday. Production has risen sharply from 5,5 t in 2008 as new mines come on stream, and since the start of this year gold has... 

Gordhan warns on taxes if recovery slow

14th April 2010 South Africa's government may consider raising taxes if the economy does not recover enough to boost tax revenue, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday. "At that stage (February's budget) we didn't see any need to increase taxes, but if the economic and revenue position does not... 

Gangs and locals attack businesses in Kyrgyzstan

13th April 2010 Western mining companies and local businesses in Kyrgyzstan appealed for help on Tuesday, saying gangs of armed criminals were threatening their assets following a week of chaos in the Central Asian country. John Schloderer, country exploration manager with the South African mining company Gold... 

Zambia seeks investors for tax free zone industries

13th April 2010 Zambia wants foreign and local investors to set up industries in a special tax free zone as the southern African country prepares to complete basic infrastructure at the site, the finance ministry said on Tuesday. Finance Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane said Zambia, Africa's top copper producer,... 

Gabon to review China's Belinga deal, Vale hovers

13th April 2010 Gabon is ready to review a 2006 deal it signed with a Chinese firm to develop the Belinga iron-ore project in the central African country, a government official said late on Monday. The move came soon after a delegation from Brazilian mining company Vale met Gabon's President Ali Bongo, who has... 

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