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South African mining output plunges on COVID-19 lockdown

South Africa’s mining production fell sharply during March and April, when output was largely halted during a strict lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus, official data showed on Thursday.

Mines in South Africa, the world’s biggest producer of platinum and chrome and a leading producer of gold and diamonds, were forced to…

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Guinea approves SMB-Winning deal for Simandou iron mine project

Guinea’s government approved on Thursday a basic agreement for the development of its giant Simandou iron ore project by a consortium representing Chinese, French and Singaporean interests, the mines minister told Reuters.

The consortium - which includes Société Minière de Boké (SMB) and Singapore’s Winning Shipping as well as Guinean government…

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Workers at China Moly's Congo mine end one-day strike over COVID-19

Workers at China Molybdenum’s Tenke Fungurume Mining (TFM) mine in Democratic Republic of Congo ended a one-day strike on Sunday after agreeing a compromise with management over compensation for working in isolation for two months due to COVID-19. 

The Chinese mining firm placed the TFM copper and cobalt mine in isolation from March 24 to try to…

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AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng mine restarts slowly after COVID-19 closure

AngloGold Ashanti aims to gradually ramp up to 50% capacity at its Mponeng mine in South Africa after a closure of more than a week because 196 workers tested positive for COVID-19.

The gold miner said it began a phased restart of Mponeng - the world’s deepest mine - on Monday with four crews on the first shift, just 9% of the normal full…

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Mining Company Katanga sues China MMG's Kinsevere mine in Congo

China’s MMG Ltd on Monday said Mining Company Katanga (MCK) has obtained a freezing court order over some assets of its Kinsevere copper mine in Democratic Republic of Congo and is seeking damages of $258 million over a mining services contract.

MCK has commenced legal proceedings as it claims MMG Kinsevere is liable to compensate it for losses as…

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