Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris is investing in the country’s gold ambitions, following changes to mining regulations passed last year. Altus Strategies’ subsidiary AKH Gold, majority owned by Sawiris, has signed four contracts to explore nine blocks located in the country’s eastern desert. We take a look at Egypt’s gold sector and what the regulatory changes may mean for it.
Also in the next issue, with attention increasingly being paid to space-based resources, we explore the geopolitical dimension of space mining. In addition, we ask whether the UN European division's “online toolkit” to better educate miners and mine operators about the dangers of tailings mismanagement may be well-meaning, but ultimately ineffective.
Plus, we investigate BHP and Vale's Samarco reopening, dive into the links between unregulated mining operations and terrorist groups, and examine the efficacy of satellite monitoring in curtailing illegal mining.
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