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Africa’s energy bounce back post COVID-19

The double crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic and the collapse in oil prices is taking a toll on African economies and the African energy industry. A bounce back from this historic crisis will require strict and bold government action. An unstable and...

Barrick supports COVID-19 fight in Africa

Barrick Gold has pledged its support against the fight of the coronavirus (COVID-19) across five African countries. The mining giant is donating over $6 million to Zambia, Tanzania, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali. To help Zambia in combating the...

B2Gold’s COVID-19 response plan

Many companies have been monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and the potential impact it would have on day to day operations. After close monitoring on all its operations since mid-February of the virus, B2Gold has put measures in place and introduced...

COVID-19 confirmed in DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is country that is home abundant sources of copper, gold, diamonds, cobalt and uranium among others. The Ministry of Public Health confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the African country. Health authorities said...

Barrick ready for COVID-19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic this after the virus spread across the world infecting more than 100 000 people. At a media briefing WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom said that the...

TOMRA opens SA doors

TOMRA has opened new regional headquarters in Johannesburg to strengthen its commitment to customers in southern Africa. This initiative is designed to enhance customer care through even better technical support, service, and training, and to...

IMF concludes DRC visit

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team visited Kinshasa from 19-25 February 2020 to discuss developments around the Staff Monitored Program (SMP) which was approved in December 2019. Led by Mauricio Villafuerte, the purpose of the visit was to...