Zambia power firms to cut supply to mines by 30%

2015-08-12 13:24

Zambian power companies will cut electricity supply to mining firms by 30% due to a power deficit which threatens to bring the economy to its knees.

Small miners face major headache

2013-07-22 09:35

Opportunities to develop small iron mines are fast disappearing, as cash dries up and miners are unable to compete with the sector's heavyweights.

Mozambique's coal railway under threat

2013-06-19 16:36

The Renamo opposition party has threatened to paralyse the only railway line out of Mozambique's vast coalfields, which is mainly used by Vale and Rio Tinto.

Global miners to act as profits plunge

2013-02-12 13:00

Global mining firms are set to unveil their biggest profit-falls in more than a decade and are clearing the decks with multi-billion-dollar writedowns.

Iron ore prices propped up by output drop

2012-04-19 08:08

Major iron ore producers including Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton have suffered weather-related disruptions, helping to keep iron ore prices resillient.

BHP mum on possible Gabon iron ore deal

2012-02-06 10:28

Global miner BHP Billiton has declined to comment on reports that it has made a deal to develop an iron ore mine in Gabon.

Rio Tinto iron ore output flattens

2012-01-17 07:57

Rio Tinto has reported near-flat fourth-quarter production growth of iron ore, undershooting market expectations amid concerns of softening Chinese demand.

Global mining splurge in 2011

2011-12-08 11:13

The China-driven commodities boom transformed economies worldwide and saw cashed-up mining giants invest record amounts this year.


Ex-CEO: Machines can end mine strife

2013-08-05 09:36

Platinum miners should have pushed through mechanisation years ago to avert the challenges the sector is currently facing, says former Lonmin boss Brad Mills.

Rio Tinto suspends Moz coal exports

2013-06-26 08:56

Rio Tinto has suspended coal exports from Mozambique after the opposition party threatened to paralyse the only railway line out of the country's vast coalfields.

Miners 'neglect displaced Mozambicans'

2013-05-23 10:09

Human Rights Watch has accused Mozambique's government and foreign mining firms of "serious shortcomings" in resettling communities to make way for coal mines.

Guinea army shoots 5 protesters

2012-08-05 20:51

Security forces opened fire on villagers in southeastern Guinea protesting Braziling mining giant Vale's employment of outside ethnic groups, killing at least five peopley.

BHP profit dips but still in league of its own

2012-02-08 08:08

BHP Billiton has reported a rare fall in earnings, hurt by labour battles and weaker commodity prices, but the miner is still in a different league than its rivals.

Mozambique slams foreign mining firms

2012-02-02 08:15

Australian and Brazilian mining giants are moving villagers to land insufficient for farming and far from jobs to make way for coal projects, a new report says.

Malawi, Vale ink $1bn rail line deal

2012-01-11 11:35

Malawi has signed a $1bn deal with mining giant Vale for construction and rehabilitation of a rail line to transport 18 million tonnes of coal from Mozambique.

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