Why West Africa, Why now?

Opportunities for growth: The mining sector has been identified by most countries in the region as a potential catalyst for economic development, and there is a determined effort to attract foreign direct investment:

West Africa countries export minerals worth US$ 16.1 BN per annum

US$500m 

AngloGold Ashanti, plans to spend this to reopen its Obuasi gold mine in Ghana

US$3bn

Societe Miniere de Boke, signs agreement with Guinea to construct a railway, aluminium refinery and new bauxite mines

US$500m 

Chalco, is developing its Boffa bauxite mine in Guinea

US$107m

Perseus Mining, which achieved commercial production at its Sissingue gold mine in Ivory Coast