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File - In this photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, fighters from a Christian militia movement known as the "anti-balaka" display their makeshift weaponry in the village of Boubou, halfway between the towns of Bossangoa and Bouca, in the Central African Republic.
(photo: AP / Florence Richard)
Gold, diamonds feed Central African religious violence
Daily Press
NDASSIMA Central African Republic (Reuters) - Three young rebels, their AK47s propped against wooden stools in the afternoon heat, guard the entrance to the giant Ndassima goldmine carved deep into a forested hilltop in Central African Republic. | Sat in a thatched shack at the edge of a muddy shant...
South Africa
Mining Weekly
Mining, exploration | & service | Kimberley Diamond | Symposium & Trade Show, | Kimberley, | September 11–13, 2014, | Tel +27 11 487 2260, | Email, | | MTE – Travelling Mining | & Technical Ex...
Increased demand from Asia despite price decline
Mining Weekly
Gold exploration projects continue to attract significant investor interest, mostly owing to Asian markets’ increasing demand for the yellow metal, despite the commodity’s price decline, says mining consultancy The MSA Group. | Although t...
Lekgotla must focus on sand, aggregate miners – industry body
Mining Weekly
The focus of the 2014 Mining Lekgotla should be on not only precious metals and other major miners but also the sand and aggregate miners, says Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of South Africa (Aspasa) director Nico Pienaar. | Aspasa, a Chamb...
Synthetics pose a conundrum for world diamond industry
Mining Weekly
TEL AVIV – Diamonds are a girl's best friend - but only if they are natural. | That is the message mining companies and luxury jewellers are keen to instill in consumers as the diamond trade faces a growing challenge from the production of ...
Lace UK4 production to reach steady-state by H2 2015
Mining Weekly
JOHANNESBURG ( – Southern African diamond development and exploration company DiamondCorp expected to achieve steady-state underground production of 30 000 t/m at the upper K4 (UK4) block of its Lace diamond mine, in the Free S...
Petra Diamonds' No 2 shareholder dumps 70% stake in miner
Mining Weekly
Petra Diamonds said its second-largest shareholder sold more than two-thirds of its stake in the diamond miner through a placement at a discount of 12% to the stock's Monday close. | The stock was down 11% at 193.25p at 1042 GMT on the London Sto...
Gold, diamonds feed Central African religious violence
Mining Weekly
NDASSIMA – Three young rebels, their AK47s propped against wooden stools in the afternoon heat, guard the entrance to the giant Ndassima gold mine carved deep into a forested hilltop in Central African Republic. | Sat in a thatched shack at the...
Gem Diamonds lifts Letšeng FY guidance after ‘exceptional’ H1 performance
Mining Weekly
JOHANNESBURG ( – London-listed Gem Diamonds has upped the full-year production guidance for its 70%-owned flagship Letšeng mine, in Lesotho, from between 90 000 ct and 95 000 ct to between 95 000 ct and 100 000 ct, sayin...
Drilling at African Potash’s DRC project to start
Mining Weekly
JOHANNESBURG ( – After last month appointing Italian firm RCT to undertake a maiden 1 000 m diamond drill programme at its Lac Dinga project, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Aim-listed African Potash said on Mond...
Petra Diamonds 2014 output exceeds guidance
Mining Weekly
JOHANNESBURG ( – LSE-listed Petra Diamonds increased its production for the 2014 financial year by 17% to 3.11-million carats – above market guidance of 3-million carats. | The increase in production was mostly owing to p...
Congo president fires CEO of State miner Gecamines for 'gross negligence'
Mining Weekly
KINSHASA – Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila has fired the chief executive of the country's State mining company Gecamines for "gross negligence", according to a presidential decree read out on the state t...
New Zealand's Valerie Adams reacts after taking a throw in the women's shot put final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London
(photo: AP / Matt Dunham)
Valerie Adams is a miracle worker
OPINION: Valerie Adams has slept for three hours, rising before 6am to face television interviewers. | She's tired and her back's aching, but in the small bar at the Radisson hotel in Glasgow that acts as the ANZ New Zealand supporters' club she signs autographs, poses for photographs, and, asked to speak to the packed room, assures the fans she wi...
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Russia wants Apple, SAP to cooperate against foreign spying
Daily Press
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has proposed that Apple Inc and SAP hand the government access to their source code to make sure their widely used products are not tools for spying on state institutions. | The suggestion that two of the world's flagship technology companies disclose some of their most sensitive business secrets comes as the United States...

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