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Randgold finalises full commissioning of DRC Kibali gold mine

JOHANNESBURG, July 18 – Randgold Resources on Tuesday said completion of two remaining components – an underground shaft system and third hydropower plant – at the Kibali gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), remain on track despite uncertainty caused by possible changes to that country’s mining legislation. Randgold chief executive Mark Bristow […]

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Nigerian court orders journalist facing false reporting charge to be detained

JOHANNESBURG, July 18 – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Nigerian authorities to release a detained journalist accused of false reporting. A judge ordered the journalist to be detained on charges of “breach of public peace” and false reporting over an article he wrote for the daily, Vanguard. “Nigerian authorities should drop all charges […]