Mines continue operations in Mali

Randgold Resources chief executive Mark Bristow said on Wednesday that the Bamako airport has reopened and the borders were opened for all traffic yesterday.

Bristow, who is at the company’s Loulo complex in Mali, said the operation’s fuel supplies had been replenished over the weekend and the Loulo, Gounkoto and Morila mines were all operating at present.

Randgold and other mining companies in Mali had a meeting with representatives of the overseeing Comité National de Redressement de la Démocratie et la Restauration de l’État (CNRD-RE) on Monday at which the CNRD-RE assured them that the situation was under control and that the state was still functioning. The CNRD-RE representatives also assured them that they were well aware of the importance of the mining industry to the Malian economy.

Randgold will continue to engage with the Malian authorities and monitor the political situation in Mali, as well as the regional and international communities’ reaction to the events in the country.—I-Net Bridge

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