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Zambia Set to Issue 800 Mining Licences

More than 800 mining licences will be issued this year due to constant growth in the Zambian economy and the surging mineral prices, the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Development has said. As at September 5, 2011, the ministry had granted 1,387 small and large scale mining licences.

Mining Sector to Generate Two Million Jobs in Nigeria

Stakeholders in Nigeria's mining sector said they are targeting the creation of about two million direct jobs for Nigerians. Under the Progressive Miners Empowerment Association (PMEA), the miners said if about N200 billion is injected into the sector, it would be revived.

Cross-Border Trade Body to Boost Regional Trade in East Africa

Kenya has moved to boost trade between her and the neighbours following the launch of a Trade Association aimed at facilitating trade in the East African Community region.

Mining Firms Flock to Zambia, Govt Grants over a 1000 Licences

The Zambian Government has granted more than 1,000 mining licences for small and large scale operations in response to the surge in mining and exploration activities.