Mali: Altus Strategies Announces Increase In Resources For The Diba Gold Project

Gold resources from the Diba project in Mali have increased, now totaling more than 400,000 ounces in the indicated and inferred categories. This is what Altus Strategies, the asset holder, said on Monday, adding that these figures will soon be improved thanks to new drilling.

In Mali, the mining company Altus Strategies released a new resource estimate for the Diba gold project on Monday. Made by the engineering company Mining Plus as part of the prefeasibility study for the project, this update indicates a 637% increase in resources classified as "inferred".

The latter went from 32,500 ounces of gold to 5.4 million tonnes of resources grading 1.06 g / t of gold, or 187,000 ounces. At the same time, resources classified in the "indicated" category are now 4.8 million tonnes grading 1.39 g / t gold, or 217,000 ounces.

"There is significant exploration potential for new discoveries at Diba, with seven priority prospects still to be systematically tested by drilli…

Morocco-Spain: Cooperation between security services is exemplary, says Grande-Marlaska

Spain said Thursday that cooperation between its security services and those of Morocco was exemplary, particularly in the fight against illegal immigration, terrorism and drug trafficking.

"The daily joint action carried out by the security services of Spain and Morocco is exemplary and gives positive and concrete results", underlined the Spanish Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, during a meeting held in Rabat with his Moroccan counterpart, Mr. Abdelouafi Laftit.


On this occasion, Mr. Grande-Marlaska drew up a positive assessment of the cooperation between Spain and Morocco throughout 2019 and expressed his willingness to continue working together on the basis of the “same principle of mutual trust” in 2020, underlines a press release from the Spanish Ministry of the Interior, published at the end of this meeting.

"Cooperation with Morocco in the home sector is a priority for Spain," said the Spanish minister.

In this context, he highlighted the “cooperation and support of the Moroccan authorities in the fight against human trafficking networks”, a collaboration which contributed, according to Mr. Grande-Marlaska, to a decrease of 53 , 4% of the number of irregular migrants arriving in Spain by sea in 2019 compared to the previous year.

He also reiterated the will of the Spanish government to continue to defend before the institutions of the European Union "the crucial importance of Morocco as a strategic partner in matters of migration and in many other fields".

In the area of ​​the fight against terrorism, the Spanish minister assured that the cooperation between his country and Morocco “continues to bear fruit”.

"We must welcome the joint operations against jihadist terrorism carried out by our security forces since 2014," he said.

He also welcomed the "numerous joint operations" against drug trafficking networks and organized criminal groups active in Spain and Morocco.