Kidnapped South African pair rescued in Nigeria

by EMEKA OKONKWO ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIAN police have rescued two South African nationals kidnapped north of the country recently. The two males Thomas Arnold Pearce and Hendrik Gideon Smit...

Mining sector central to Nigeria economic revival

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – AN expert is optimistic the solid minerals sector can play a pivotal role in diversifying Nigeria’s under pressure economy. Cyril Azobu,...

Illegal mining sites closed in crackdown

EMEKA OKONKWO ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has closed some 27 illegal mining sites around the country. The corps’ Commandant, General Abdullahi Gana,...

DRC Mining Week expands to connected sectors

From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE award-winning Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Mining Week returns to Lubumbashi in June with a broadened focus to include the agricul...

Gold Fields emerges Ghana’s biggest taxpayer

From RUSSELL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana ACCRA, (CAJ News) – GOLD Fields Ghana reported it had been the West African ountry’s nation’s largest corporate taxpayer in 2016 after contributing GHS355 ...

Raging clashes displace thousands more in Nigeria

 AHMED OBAFEMI MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – MORE than 15 000 civilians have been displaced after operations by the Nigerian Army and attacks by armed groups northeast of the country in recent weeks....