Africa Mining: Cooperatives to explore diamonds in all provinces of Angola

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Angolan diamond company Empresa Nacional de Prospecção, Exploração, Lapidação & Comercialização de Diamantes de Angola (Endiama) is promoting the formation of semi-industrial cooperatives for diamond mining in all provinces of the country, an official from the state company said. Continue reading

Africa Mining: Endiama, Blue Mining to explore niobium deposits in Angola


Niobium samples

The Blue Mining company is partnering Angolan state-owned diamond company Endiama to explore niobium deposits in Huí­la province, southern Angola, under a government authorization. Continue reading

Africa Mining: Angolan government organizes gold trade



Four Angolan companies received on Tuesday in Luanda contracts from the Ministry of Geology and Mines granting them the right to commercialize gold extracted by artisanal producers in Angolan territory. Continue reading

Africa Oil & Gas: Cobalt International Energy group trying to sell oil assets in Angola


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The American Cobalt International Energy group is negotiating with potential buyers of the two blocks it holds in Angolan pre-salt which are involved in an international arbitration process, states the document announcing the company’s second quarter results. Continue reading

Africa Mining: Angola spends US$114 million on solar power equipment


MW Solar Power Plants

The Angolan company Aenergia, established in 2012 and a partner of the American General Electric group, has been contracted by the Angolan government to supply solar power equipment for use in remote areas of the country, per the terms of a presidential authorisation. Continue reading

Africa Oil & Gas: BP invested US$30 billion in Angola since 1995


Helder Silva


The BP group has invested at least US$30 billion and paid US$18billion to the Angola State since 1995, BP Angola deputy director Hélder Silva said last week in Luanda at the release of the company’s sustainability in Angola. Continue reading

Africa Mining: Odebrecht sells stake in diamond mine in Angola


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Brazilian group Odebrecht has agreed to sell its 16.4% stake in Angolan company Sociedade Mineira de Catoca to one of its remaining shareholders, the Brazilian press reported. Continue reading