African Mining Network

AMN was established to develop and build relationships across Africa’s mining community, and give the world a preview of what is happening in mining in Africa.

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Words of advice from afar can go a long way – comment by Yolanda Torrisi

Mature mining jurisdictions have a lot to offer African countries such as Zimbabwe who are hoping to grow and stimulate their mining industries. Read more about 'Words of advice from afar can go a long way – comment by Yolanda Torrisi'...

Miners can drive positive minerals policy change – comment by Yolanda Torrisi

Government policy is a major factor that influences the success of mining industries across the continent and many a time we have seen a well-intentioned government intervention slow down and... Read more about 'Miners can drive positive minerals policy change – comment by Yolanda Torrisi'...

Iron may lead to growth in Sierra Leone – comment by Yolanda Torrisi

Sierra Leone’s new iron ore mine is a sign of what the mining industry could bring to the impoverished nation whose government and mining bodies are determined to see the... Read more about 'Iron may lead to growth in Sierra Leone – comment by Yolanda Torrisi'...

Nigeria must maintain momentum – comment by Yolanda Torrisi

The question of whether the mining industry should be considered a secondary industry or the way forward can be controversial. Read more about 'Nigeria must maintain momentum – comment by Yolanda Torrisi'...

South African mining needs a reboot – comment by Yolanda Torrisi

It’s time for a rethink in South Africa after the nation experienced a third quarter of falling production in the mining industry. Read more about 'South African mining needs a reboot – comment by Yolanda Torrisi'...

Taxing miners will only punish Namibia – comment by Yolanda Torrisi

A receptive tax regime can encourage investment in mining and help protect economies from troubled times and during a recession, countries such as Namibia may be tempted to introduce tax-raising... Read more about 'Taxing miners will only punish Namibia – comment by Yolanda Torrisi'...

Upcoming Zambian conference has big role to play – comment by Yolanda Torrisi

The Zambian government’s moves on fellow Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) investor Vedanta Resources is a disturbing direction for those worried about resource nationalism trends on the continent. Read more about 'Upcoming Zambian conference has big role to play – comment by Yolanda Torrisi'...

Green design may minimise carbon tax effects – comment by Yolanda Torrisi

Africa’s push towards maturity and first-world economic practice inevitably involves the adoption of international laws and conventions. Read more about 'Green design may minimise carbon tax effects – comment by Yolanda Torrisi'...

South Africa has a way to go despite positive signs – comment by Yolanda Torrisi

While loss-making gold operations in South Africa dragged down the country’s latest production figures, the nation’s better than expected result is a positive sign for the mining industry. Read more about 'South Africa has a way to go despite positive signs – comment by Yolanda Torrisi'...

Rwanda’s vision could set template for success – comment by Yolanda Torrisi

The continent will turn its attention to Rwanda and Central and East Africa later year with a mining forum this October in Rwanda. Read more about 'Rwanda’s vision could set template for success – comment by Yolanda Torrisi'...

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