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Mining in East Africa Updated Report Available
BY Martin Rothschild
Rwanda
29 September 2015
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The Region


This report focuses on the developing mining industry in the East African countries of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, which form the regional intergovernmental body known as the East African Community (EAC). Also included in the report are neighbouring countries, Ethiopia and Eritrea which have promising mining sectors. The region has abundant natural resources, many still unexploited, including gold, copper, uranium, coal, iron, diamonds, tin and gemstones. Despite the potential mineral wealth of the region, the mining sector is underdeveloped. Ethiopia, for example, has natural reserves of copper, gold, potash, platinum, natural gas, and the ability to harness hydropower, but the country’s mineral industry accounts for less than 1% of its GDP.


Encouraging Investment


The governments of the seven profiled countries realise the importance of attracting investment into the mining sector. In Kenya for example, the government’s strategy of encouraging investment in the discovery and extraction of natural gas, oil and minerals is likely to result in foreign direct investment into the mining sector of US$644m during 2015. The regional governments are also aware that a stable and fair regulatory environment is essential for increased investment in the sector. As a result, amendments to mining acts, including incentives and preferential duties, have been effected. Uganda is one such example, where taxes on the country’s emerging oil, gas, and mining exploration industries were abolished in April 2015.


Report Coverage


The report on the East African Mining Sector focuses on the latest developments in all seven countries and discusses the factors influencing the success of mining in the region. The report also profiles 11 significant stakeholders active in the sector, including ThyssenKrupp, a diversified industrial group which is working in Burundi with Rainbow Rare Earth Ltd, and Acacia Mining, the leading gold producer in Tanzania which has produced almost 8 million ounces of gold from open pit and underground mines over the last decade.


Page
1 INTRODUCTION 1
2 GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION 1
3 INDUSTRY VALUE CHAIN 4
4 SIGNIFICANT STAKEHOLDERS IN THE REGION 5
5 STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 13
5.1. Recent Mining Developments 13
5.1.1. Burundi 13
5.1.2. Kenya 15
5.1.3. Rwanda 16
5.1.4. Tanzania 18
5.1.5. Uganda 20
5.1.6. Eritrea 24
5.1.7. Ethiopia 25
5.2. Regulations 28
6 INFLUENCING FACTORS 30
6.1. Economic Environment 30
6.2. Socio-Political Factors 32
6.2.1. Burundi 32
6.2.2. Rwanda 33
6.2.3. Eritrea 34
6.2.4. Kenya 34
6.3. Transport Infrastructure 35
6.3.1. Central Corridor 35
6.3.2. Northern Corridor 36
6.4. Energy Supply 37
6.5. Corruption 39
6.6. Labour 40
6.7. Environmental Concerns 43
7 SWOT ANALYSIS 44
8 OUTLOOK 45
9 REFERENCES 46
9.1. Publications 46
9.2. Websites 46
COMPANY PROFILES 48
Acacia Mining Plc 48
African Queen Mines Ltd 54
Allana Potash Corporation 57
AngloGold Ashanti Ltd 60
ARM Tanzania Ltd 66
Base Titanium Ltd 68
Bisha Mining Share Company 71
Danakali Ltd 74
Desert Gold Ventures Inc 78
East Africa Metals Inc 80
Edenville Energy Plc 82
IMX Resources Ltd 85
Kermas Ltd 89
Kibo Mining Plc 91
Lake Victoria Mining Company Inc 94
MDN Inc 97
Nevsun Resources Ltd 100
Nyota Minerals Ltd 103
Pangea Minerals Ltd 106
Peak Resources Ltd 108
Rainbow Rare Earths Ltd 112
Resolute Mining Ltd 114
Shanta Gold Ltd 118
Starfield Metals Ltd 121
Sunridge Gold Corporation 123
TanzaniteOne Mining Ltd 127
TINCO Investments Ltd 130
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