AXMIF - Axmin Inc. (Gold Royalty)

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  1. AXM.V Year End Results. (Finacials + MD&A) Ending December 31st 2017
    All Information Can Be Found On www.Sedar.com

    Tickers: AXM(CDN) & AXMIF(US)

    Price: $0.14
    Common Shares: 130,497,381

    Options: 8,240,000

    Insider/Institutional Holdings: 82,089,114 – 63%

    Financials For 2017 – All Numbers Are In USD. 2016 Comparison Numbers Added
    Multiply By 1.28 To Get CAD Value

    ASSETS($USD)
    Cash: $1,115,331 (2016 - $270,238)
    Receivables: $610,477 (2016 - $133,799)
    Prepaid Expenses: $12,934 (2016 - $12,084)

    Total Assets: $1,738,742 (2016 - $516,121)

    LIABILITIES($USD)

    Accounts Payable: $2,440,820 (2016 - $2,448,203)
    Amounts Due To Related Parties: $190,355 (2016 - $180,979)
    Liabilities Of Discontinued Operations: $323,103 (2016 - $323,103)
    Total Liabilities: $2,954,278 (2016 - $2,952,285)

    Revenue($USD)
    Royalty Income: $1,585,578
    G&A Expenses: $388,268
    Net Income: $1,141,752

    2017 Net Income Converted Into Earnings

    $1,141,752USD X 1.28CAD = $1,461,443 CAD earnings for 2017

    $1,461,443 / 130,497,381 = $0.011 cents earnings per share in CAD

    MD&A Highlights

    Operations

    Central African Republic – Passendro Gold Project

    The Company’s primary asset is the Passendro gold project, which is situated in the centre of a 25-year Mining License (355 sq km) that was awarded to AXMIN in August 2010. At the same time, the Company was also awarded two, three-year renewable Exploration Licenses, Bambari 1 and 2 (1,240 sq km), which ring fence the Mining License and cover a 90 km strike along the highly prospective Bambari greenstone belt.

    November 28, 2016, the Minister of Mines, Energy and Hydraulics of the CAR issued the Ministerial Order No 246/16/MMEH/DIRCAB/DGMD, giving an Exemption Certificate of one (1) year for exploration and research of the primary layer of gold and others related to substances of Licenses of BAMBARI 1 and 2 to Aurafrique SARL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. The period of the Exemption is valid within duration of one year from November 28, 2016 to November 27, 2017. In 2016, the Company incurred $1,000,000 for the extension of the licenses of BAMBARI 1 and 2, which is included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities in consolidated statements of financial position as of December 31, 2016.


    On March 26, 2018, the Minister of Mining and Geology issued an executive order No 032/18/MMG/DIRCAB/DGM to grant Aurafrique SARL an extension period of exemption from exploration and research for one (1) year, running from March 22, 2018 to March 21, 2019.


    The Company through its in-country staff have maintained close communications with senior ministers and officials in Bangui and also in Bambari which is the closest city to the Company’s asset near Ndassima. AXMIN’s country manager Mr Boubacar Sidbe recently meet with the Vice Mayor of Bambari and Sub-prefect to discuss the situation on the ground and express the Company’s desire to get back on site. Meetings have also been held with the Mining Minister and Chief of the Office of the Head of State. AXMIN remains confident that stability will eventually return to the country and that the Company will be well positioned and ready to work with the elected government of the CAR to develop a pragmatic mining plan focusing on the extremely high-grade deposits that will be safe for our employees and contractors, have limited capital expenditure and hopefully achieve very profitable returns in a very timely fashion for shareholders.


    As of the date of this report, operations at Passendro remain suspended and although the Company continues to maintain a presence in the CAR (through its administrative office and permanently stationed employees in Bangui) and relationship with the State in the CAR, the Company is unable to predict when it will be able to resume its operations at Passendro for the foreseeable future, if at all. As a result, impairment in the amount of $37,346,576 was recognized at December 31, 2013 on exploration and evaluation (“E&E”) assets for the Bambari properties to reflect the decrease in their recoverable value as of result of the current unstable situation in CAR. As at December 31, 2017, given that impairment was recognized and the unstable condition remains the same, the residual value of E&E assets for the Passendro gold project was written down to $nil in 2016.


    This impairment recognized in the financial statements does not in any way mean that the Company is relinquishing its rights to the assets and it reflects the utmost conservative view by management on the objective circumstances and will be reviewed annually and subject to recovery when certain conditions are met pursuant to the accounting standards the Company has adopted.


    Senegal Joint Venture


    With regarding of Axmin owned 20% interest in the Sounkouko and Heremokono explorations permits, on June 18, 2015, in addition to its royalty interest of 1.5% NSR in the Gora Target Area, AXMIN has elected to convert its 20% interests in another 15 Target Areas into a 1.5% NSR from each Target Area. On January 12, 2016, AXMIN elected to convert its 20% interest in one new Target area into a 1.5% NSR. After these Royalty Elections, AXMIN holds a 1.5% NSR on 17 Royalty Target Areas (being Target Areas have been made Royalty Election on) in total and maintains 20% interests of Remainder Areas within the Senegal permits. Axmin’s royalty rights are intended to continue and survive the Joint Venture Agreement and remain tied to the permits themselves, irrespective of title holder.


    Since August 2015, Axmin Inc. started to generate the 1.5-per-cent net-smelter-return royalty’s income from the Gora deposit. The total royalty income for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $1,585,578 (for the year ended December 31, 2016 - $980,380). The royalty is applied to the production of gold from the Gora deposit, located in the Senegal Republic. The Gora deposit is operated by Axmin's joint venture partner, Sabodala Mining Company SARL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teranga Gold Corp.


    In February 2012, AXMIN elected to hold a 1.5% NSR royalty interest in the Gora deposit. Since August 2015, Axmin Inc. started to generate the 1.5-per-cent net-smelter-return royalty’s income from the Gora deposit.


    During the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company reported royalty income of $1,585,578 from Gora Projects, compared with $980,380 for the same time period of 2016.


    Readers are advised that the information about the Gora project contained in this MD&A is based on information publicly disclosed by Teranga and has not been independently verified by the Company. Specifically, as a royalty holder, the Company has limited, if any, access to the Gora project and is dependent on the operator of the property and its qualified persons to provide information to the Company regarding the project or on publicly available information and the Company generally has limited or no ability to independently verify such information.


    Results of Financial


    For the year ended December 31, 2017, Axmin reported royalty income of $1,585,578 from Gora Projects, compared with $980,380 for the same time period of 2016.


    The net income for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $1,230,930 compared to an $246,758 net loss in the same period of 2016, an increase in the net income of $1,477,688. The increase in net income was mainly due to:


    Increased in royalty income of $605,198 from $980,380 in 2016 to $1,585,578 in 2017.


    Decreased in expenses of $922,115 in the year ended December 31, 2017 from $1,310,383 in the year of 2016 to $388,268 in the same period of 2017. The decrease in expenses was primarily due to a $1,003,274 decrease in project costs due to the $1,000,000 consulting fee incurred in 2016 for the extension of Exploration Licenses of BAMBARI 1 and 2 and the extension of exemption from the development work and productions of the Passendro gold, which was not incurred in the year of 2017. The decrease in expenses was also due to $11,410 decrease in consulting fees, offset by a $14,283 increase in salary and wages, a $69,658 increase in share-based compensation, and a $9,078 increase in travel expenses. Offset by:


    Decreased in other income of $49,625 from $83,245 in 2016 to $33,620 in 2017.


    For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2017, the Company incurred an income of $437,814 from continuing operations compared with a loss of $841,007 from continuing operations for the quarter ended December 31, 2016, an increase in the net income of $1,278,821. The increase in net income during the quarter ended December 31, 2017 was mainly due to the followings:


    Increased in royalty income of $489,441 from $125,282 in 2016 to $614,723 in 2017.


    Decreased in expenses of $957,219 in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared with the same period of 2016. The decrease in expenses was primarily due to the $1,000,000 in project costs related to consulting fee for the extension of Licences of BAMBARI 1 and 2 incurred in 2016, which was not incurred in the same fiscal year of 2017. The decrease in other income was primarily due to the decrease in loss on foreign exchange.
     
  2. Symbol C : AXM
    Shares Issued 130,497,381
    Close 2018-05-07 C$ 0.13
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    Axmin earns $1.2-million (U.S.) in 2017

    2018-05-07 11:33 MT - News Release


    Ms. Lucy Yan reports

    CHAIRMAN PROVIDES AXMIN'S YEAR END 2017 FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL RESULTS

    Axmin Inc. has released highlights from its audited annual financial statements for the year ended Dec. 31, 2017, which have been filed on SEDAR (amounts are in U.S. dollars).

    2017 highlights

    Financial:
    • Revenue of $1.6-million (2016: $1-million);
    • Net income of $1.2-million (2016: loss of $250,000);
    • Cash balance of $1.1-million (2016: $400,000).
    Operational:
    • Revenue from the company's net smelter return (NSR) royalty with Teranga Gold Corp. for the Gora deposit has grown from $1-million in 2016 to $1.6-million in 2017. For the avoidance of doubt, at the moment, only the Gora deposit contributed the NSR royalty revenue of $1.6-million for the year 2017 to Axmin.
    • Axmin staff are in discussions with Teranga regarding progress on developing other properties in which Axmin has an interest.
    • Axmin holds an additional 16 target areas in conjunction with Teranga subject to future development with no further capital participation contribution required from Axmin.
    Central African Republic (CAR):

    • Axmin is delighted to confirm that, on March 26, 2018, the Minister of Mining and Geology in the CAR issued an executive order No. 073/18/MMG/DIRCAB/DGM to grant Somio Toungou an extension of the period of exemption from development and exploration under the mining licence for one year, running from March 22, 2018, to March 21, 2019, relating to the Passendro gold project.
    • By the executive order, Aurafrique also was granted a one-year extension, running from March 22, 2018, to March 21, 2019, of an exemption from exploration and research work on the Bambari 1 and 2 exploration permits.
    • The situation in the CAR remains difficult, but Axmin's in-country representative, Boubacar Sidibe, has recently visited Bambari and has met with the district commissioner, Prefect of Ouaka, the Vice-Mayor of Bambari, head of MINUSCA at Bakala and representatives of the illegal miners who were at one time active on the Passendro gold project site. Axmin is maintaining excellent relations at the regional level as well as at the central government level.
    • Axmin regrets the instability that has plagued the CAR but is confident that stability will return under the stewardship of the current government and looks forward to working with all stakeholders to develop a safe, rapid and profitable mining operation on the company's mineral properties in the CAR.

    Commenting on the 2017 annual results, Lucy Yan, Axmin's chairman, said: "During the past year of my tenure as chairman, we are starting to see some positive developments in the CAR. We believe that the duly elected government working with MINUSCA will in time bring stability to the country and specifically to the region around Ndassima, where our main asset is located. We have been in close communication with the senior ministers and officials of the governments both in Bangui and locally in Bambari and look forward to the time when we can reclaim the site to become operational again."

    The counsellor to the CAR president for disarmament, demobilization, reinsertion and repatriation (DDRR), Colonel Noel Bienvenu Selesson, wrote to Axmin: "We thank you not only for the efforts made by your company but also for the reaffirmation of its commitment and its determination to go to the operation. The DDRR process is evolving. After the successful completion of the DDRR/RSS pilot project that ended on Dec. 19, 2017, we are very actively preparing for the launch of the large DDRR. The provisions in this framework, will allow your company to resume fairly quickly all its activities in the area as well as in the rest of the country."

    The CAR Minister of Mining and Geology, Leopold Mboli Fatrane, also wrote to Axmin: "... the Ndassima mine is one of the main projects on which the government is setting out to revive the national economy. To this end, the government and the Integrated Multidimensional Stabilization Mission of the United Nations in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) have already undertaken the restoration of the authority of the State in the Ouaka and its surroundings."

    David Weill, lead independent director of Axmin, commented: "Management has done a superb job during this time of adversity to firstly secure the financial situation of the company by strictly controlling costs and secondly develop the royalty revenue streams for the benefit of all shareholders. Management has also maintained an excellent relationship and ongoing dialogue with the government of the CAR so that, when the company regains access to and control over the mining site, the company may rapidly implement a pragmatic mining plan focusing on developing the extremely high-grade deposits that will provide operational security for our employees and contractors, require limited capital expenditures from the company, and hopefully achieve very profitable returns in a very timely fashion for our shareholders."

    This press release should be read in conjunction with the company's audited annual financial statements for the year ended Dec. 31, 2017, together with its management discussion and analysis for the year ended Dec. 31, 2017, both of which are available from the company's website and on SEDAR.

    About Axmin Inc.

    Axmin is a Canadian exploration and development company with a strong focus on Central and West Africa. Axmin is positioned to grow in value as it progresses its Passendro gold project toward development and builds on its project pipeline focusing on transitioning from an explorer to producer.

    We seek Safe Harbor.

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  3. https://content.usaa.com/mcontent/static_assets/MMF/MONHLD_FND0050.pdf

    Looks as if this fund has started accumulating Axmin Inc. shares. The cutoff was March 31st 2018 for Q1, but their Q2 should be out sometime this summer. Doesn't make sense for a fund with $550 million USD to only pick up 240,000 shares of a small cap. Their other holdings are between $100K to $20 million each, so I suspect more will be purchased. Keep in mind that AXM insiders currently own 85 of the 130.5 million common shares.
     
  4. Based on the recent news from Axmin Inc, the government, UN, and other global support will help the company get this project back hopefully sometime this year. Right now AXM stock value is based solely on the royalty payment earnings multiple and has not given any value towards the CAR asset, or future Senegal royalty targets. Thus making AXM severly undervalued.

    Project Link: http://www.axmininc.com/Corporatenbsp.php

    AXMIN Inc. (AXM-TSX Venture) is a gold exploration company with a track record of finding and developing mines in Africa. AXMIN's strategy is to focus on newly democratic countries where it has the opportunity to acquire highly prospective ground as an early entrant.

    In June 2010, AXMIN announced the completion of the acquisition of AfNat Resources Limited, at the same time the Company announced a restructuring of management and the Board, George Roach was appointed President and CEO. Shortly thereafter, in August 2010, AXMIN was awarded a 25 year Mining Licence (ML) for its Passendro Gold Project and two 3-year renewable exclusive Exploration Permits that ring-fence the ML and cover 90 sq km of strike along the prolific Bambari greenstone belt.

    The Passendro Gold Project is located in the centre of its 90 km long Bambari permits, located in north-central Central African Republic (CAR). Passendro has as of June 2009, a NI 43-101 Indicated mineral resource of 2.03 million ounces Au (31.5 Mt grading 2.0 g/t Au) and Inferred mineral resource of 1.10 million ounces Au (21.7 Mt grading 1.6 g/t Au). In January 2011, AXMIN announced the results of its revalidated Feasibility Study, which indicated a robust project with a NPV at 5% discount of US$340 million, an IRR of 32% and a low cash cost of US$484/oz over a mine life of 8.3 years. In addition, the first three years provide an average annual production of 205,000 ounces with a cash cost of US$437/oz resulting in a rapid project payback of 2.2 years. With the feasibility study in hand, AXMIN has all the documentation it needs t secure the debt financing to develop Passendro project.

    Highlight of the 2011 FS is detailed below:

    Assumed Gold Price

    US$1,100/oz

    Assumed Oil Price

    US$80/bbl

    Mine Throughput

    2.8 mtpa

    Mine Life

    8.3 years

    Development & Construction

    24 months

    Strip Ratio

    5.4:1

    Average Annual Production years 1-3

    205,000 oz

    Average Annual Production (LOM)

    163,000 oz

    Initial Capital Costs (excluding contingency)

    US$246 million

    Total Cash Costs (including royalties) (LOM)

    US$484/oz

    Average Metallurgical Recovery

    94%

    Gravity Recovery

    30%

    IRR (after tax & royalties)

    32.1%

    NPV (after tax, 5% discount)

    US$340 million

    Operating Cash Flows

    US$493 million

    Payback Period

    2.2 years

    On December 24, 2012, the Company officially notified the CAR Minister of Mines and Defence, as per its 2006 Mining Convention, of the existence of Force Majeure due to the escalating rebel activity in the country, providing the Company full protection under the circumstances and in the event there is a change of administration in CAR. Under these circumstances all in country operations other than administrative, as well as all negotiations with the Company’s debt lenders have been suspended pending the lifting of the Force Majeure. The Force Majeure is an unexpected event that crucially affects our ability to carry out our activities under the terms of various agreements and represents a lawful reason for failure to have done so.

    Subsequently, on April 2, 2013, AXMIN referenced the COMMUNIQUE GOUVERNEMENTAL NUMERO 01 of the CAR Transitional Governmentthat confirmed that all lawfully and legitimately concluded contracts with the State will be honoured, further confirming the validity of AXMIN’s legally binding contractual agreements with the State.

    During 2012, the Company’s main focus was securing the financing required to build the mine. By the first quarter of 2012, AXMIN had successfully, with the assistance of its financial advisor Endeavour Financial (“Endeavour”), executed Mandate Letters for a total of $235 million in debt facility that is a mix of senior and subordinate convertible debt with a number of development agencies and commercial banks from Europe and South Africa. The debt providers’ Mandate Letters are commitments to arrange financing on a best efforts basis and are subject to legal, technical and environmental due diligence, execution of acceptable terms and documentation and obtaining final credit and board approvals. As indicated above, all lenders’ due diligence activities and negotiations with debt providers have been suspended until the lifting of the Force Majeure. On April 15, 2013, one of the four financial institutions terminated its debt Mandate Letter pursuant to a decision of certain European States to withdraw recognition of the Central African Republic as a result of the current political situation. This financial institution has indicated that it is willing to reconsider the project if the relevant circumstances change.

    In May 2013, AXMIN's shareholders voted overwhelmingly in support of the Dickson Resources Change of Control, at which time the two-stage Offering closed and AXMIN issued a total of 45,000,000 Units for gross proceeds of approximately C$6.8 million. Under the terms of the Offering AXMIN announced the appointment of three Dickson Resources represetatives to the AXMIN Board.
     
  5. Between Russia, MINUSCA(UN), CAR Government, and other powers in the Central African Republic, rebels will be dealt with sooner than later.

    http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/57534

    President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President,

    It is a pleasure to welcome you to St Petersburg.

    I would like to thank you for coming to the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.

    At the outset, I would like to recall that our country was one of the first to recognise the independence of the Central African Republic.

    In the 1960s and 70s, specialists from our country worked in many spheres in your country, dozens of highly qualified specialists in many fields. Over 500 people were trained in Russia and managed to apply the knowledge and skills they received to develop their homeland.

    Later, for many reasons our cooperation was, if not completely curtailed, stuck at a rather low level. We will be happy to consider various plans to boost our relations, first of all in the economic and humanitarian fields, including personnel training.

    I am happy to see you, Mr President, and hope that today we will manage to find areas where we can work together to advance our relations.

    President of the Central African Republic Faustin Archange Touadera (retranslated): Thank you very much, Mr President.

    I am most grateful to you personally and the Government of the Russian Federation for the invitation. It is a great honour for me to take part in the St Petersburg Economic Forum.

    You mentioned the very important historical cooperation between our country and the Russian Federation in the 1960s and 1970s. In these periods, our contacts were much closer.

    You spoke about personnel training. Some students received education in the Soviet Union, while others studied in our country. For example, I studied at home but my teachers were Russian, which illustrates the very high level our relations were at.

    I am very happy to be here at your invitation. I think this is a wonderful opportunity to enhance our cooperation in many areas. I believe we can map out ways, areas and means for more active cooperation. You mentioned the economy and humanitarian contacts and I agree with you.

    Today our country is among the least developed but we have huge potential. I think participation in the economic forum will allow us to tell its participants about this potential and the business and economic opportunities opening up in our country.

    I went to Sochi on October 7 and saw that there is an opportunity for large-scale partnership based on trust between our countries.

    I would like to once again thank you, Mr President, the entire Government and the people of the Russian Federation for your support in the process of consolidation and reconciliation in our country.

    Incidentally, recently a Russian convoy covered a very difficult route from the East to the West in the framework of such partnership. Its goal was to set up mobile hospitals that will render simply invaluable support to our population that is currently in a very difficult humanitarian situation.

    We have big expectations for potential economic and humanitarian exchanges. We will discuss ways of promoting our cooperation.
     
  6. AXM.V Q1 2018 Results (Financials + MD&A) Ending March 31st 2018
    All information is available through Sedar. Numbers below are in US Dollars

    Tickers: AXM(CDN) & AXMIF(US)
    Price: $0.11
    Common Shares: 130,497,381
    Options: 8,240,000
    Insider/Institutional Holdings: 82,089,114 – 63%

    ASSETS (USD)
    Cash: $1,628,835 (December 2017 - $1,115,331)
    Receivables: $497,302 (December 2017 - $610,477)
    Prepaid Expenses: $9,094 (December 2017 - $12,934)
    Total Assets: $2,135,231 (December 2017 - $1,738,742)

    LIABILITIES (USD)
    Accounts Payable: $2,432,023 (December 2017 - $2,440,820)
    Amounts Due To Parties: $174,345 (December 2017 - $190,355)
    Discontinued Operations: $323,103 (December 2017 - $323,103)
    Total Liabilities: $2,929,471 (December 2017 - $2,954,278)

    Q1 2018 Revenue (USD)
    Royalty Income: $490,551
    G&A Expenses: $117,185
    Net Income: $386,115

    2017 Revenue($USD)
    Royalty Income: $1,585,578
    G&A Expenses: $388,268
    Net Income: $1,141,752

    The company has added $1,527,867 USD or $1,986,227 CAD (based on 1.30 exchange) over the last 5 quarters. This is $0.0152 cents earnings per share. Small cap multiples for earnings based companies should be around 10 times earnings minimum.

    MD&A Highlights

    During the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Company reported royalty income of $490,551 from Gora Projects,· compared with $310,684 for the same time period of 2017. The net income for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was $373,527 compared to a $226,989 net income in the· same period of 2017.

    Operations

    Central African Republic – Passendro Gold Project The Company’s primary asset is the Passendro gold project, which is situated in the centre of a 25-year Mining License (355 sq km) that was awarded to AXMIN in August 2010. At the same time, the Company was also awarded two, three-year renewable Exploration Licenses, Bambari 1 and 2 (1,240 sq km), which ring fence the Mining License and cover a 90 km strike along the highly prospective Bambari greenstone belt.


    On March 26, 2018, the Minister of Mining and Geology issued an executive order No 032/18/MMG/DIRCAB/DGM to grant Aurafrique SARL an extension period of exemption from exploration and research for one (1) year, running from March 22, 2018 to March 21, 2019.


    As of the date of this report, operations at Passendro remain suspended and although the Company continues to maintain a presence in the CAR (through its administrative office and permanently stationed employees in Bangui) and relationship with the State in the CAR, the Company is unable to predict when it will be able to resume its operations at Passendro for the foreseeable future, if at all. As a result, impairment in the amount of $37,346,576 was recognized at December 31, 2013 on exploration and evaluation (“E&E”) assets for the Bambari properties to reflect the decrease in their recoverable value as of result of the current unstable situation in CAR. As at March 31, 2018, given that impairment was recognized and the unstable condition remains the same, the residual value of E&E assets for the Passendro gold project was written down to $nil in 2016. This impairment recognized in the financial statements does not in any way mean that the Company is relinquishing its rights to the assets and it reflects the utmost conservative view by management on the objective circumstances and will be reviewed annually and subject to recovery when certain conditions are met pursuant to the accounting standards the Company has adopted.


    The Company through its in-country staff have maintained close communications with senior ministers and officials in Bangui and also in Bambari which is the closest city to the Company’s asset near Ndassima. AXMIN’s country representative Mr. Boubacar Sidbe recently meet with the Vice Mayor of Bambari and Sub-prefect to discuss the situation on the ground and express the Company’s desire to get back on site. Meetings have also been held with the Mining Minister and Chief of the Office of the Head of State. AXMIN remains confident that stability will eventually return to the country and that the Company will be well positioned and ready to work with the elected government of the CAR to develop a pragmatic mining plan focusing on the extremely high-grade deposits that will be safe for our employees and contractors, have limited capital expenditure and hopefully achieve very profitable returns in a very timely fashion for shareholders.


    Senegal Joint Venture On February 28, 2012, AXMIN and its joint venture partner and manager, Sabodala Mining Company SARL (“SMC”), a whollyowned subsidiary of Teranga Gold Corporation (“Teranga”) amended its 2008 joint venture agreement. At the time, Teranga had earned an 80% interest in the Sounkounkou, Heremokono and Sabodala NW explorations licenses (the “Project”) located in the Birimian belt of eastern Senegal, by spending US$6 million on exploration. AXMIN has retained a 20% interest in the Project. The amended joint venture and royalty agreement (the “Agreement”) supersedes and replaces the original joint venture agreement. The 2012 Agreement with SMC includes, among other things, the following terms: (a) both parties agree that their respective interests (Teranga–80% and AXMIN–20%) in the Project are divided into Target Areas (being areas subject to exploration) and Remainder Areas (areas not yet subject to exploration); and (b) that both parties will retain all respective interests in all of these areas, until an election is made by AXMIN to convert its 20% interest in a Target Area into a 1.5% NSR or Royalty Interest (“Royalty Election”). After AXMIN has made a Royalty Election with respect to the Target Area, SMC will solely fund all finance work costs for each of the Royalty Interests.
     
  7. Two videos that came out this week from reliable news sources(BBC & France 24). CAR is getting a huge boost from Russia and in return the Russians will be working on getting mining/exploration going on in the Central African Republic. This is big news because once they make it safe enough for Russia to work in the country, then Axmin Inc. will also have this ability in the near future, thus adding tremendous value back to the stock( 3 million ounce gold deposit on a $15 million market cap company)

    BBC - http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-af...ntral-african-republic-a-curious-relationship

    France 24(Via Youtube) -
     
  8. https://sedar.com/DisplayCompanyDocuments.do?lang=EN&issuerNo=00003164
    This was important to put out for a few reasons:
    1) Shows that insiders still own over 80 of the 130.5 million common shares

    2) Directors are paying themselves less than $20,000 USD per year and given that the company just made $1.2 million USD in profit, why aren't they paying themselves more?

    3) Options are being renewed and expanded.

    What does this all mean? In my opinion, I see it as a clear example that they want to make their money through capital gains, aka selling common shares. They gave themselves options last September at $0.05 for the first time. Fast forward 8 months and we now have a clearer picture from their latest news release on how the country is progressing rapidly towards stabilization with the help from the AU, UN, Russia, CAR military.

    Most recent news: http://axmininc.com/PRmay07_2018.php
     
  9. A Vancouver based marketing firm has recently started promoting Axmin Inc,(AXM & AXMIF). This company has an office in the same building as Axmin Inc and in Shanghai. No doubt they struck a deal recently because this only came up on Google today. All Axmin Inc. information is up to date too. They are marketing strictly to Chinese investors.

    https://nai500.com/
    AXM - https://nai500.com/client/0C00000JF1/
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  10. https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/car-asks-un-approve-china-arms-deliveries/

    CAR asks UN to approve China arms deliveries
    12th June 2018 - 08:08 GMT | by Agence France-Presse in United Nations


    RSS


    The Central African Republic (CAR) has asked the UN Security Council to approve deliveries of Chinese-made armoured vehicles, machine guns, tear gas grenades and other weaponry for its struggling army and police, according to the request obtained by AFP on 11 June.

    CAR Defence Minister Marie Noelle Koyara requested an exemption to an arms embargo, arguing that national forces are ‘confronted with the strength and escalating violence of armed groups whose illegal activities pose a threat to civil order.’

    The council imposed an arms embargo on the CAR in 2013 when the country descended into bloodshed but its sanctions committee in 2017 gave the green light for Russia to supply weapons to the national forces.

    Council members have until 3:00 pm EST (7:00 pm GMT) of 15 June 2018 to raise objections to the request for the Chinese shipments, according to a letter from the sanction committee's vice-chair.

    China is donating the military equipment which includes 12 armoured vehicles and four assault vehicles, 50 pistols, six sniper rifles, ten submachine guns with silencers and some 30 machine guns of various calibres.

    The list of equipment from China's Poly Technologies also includes 300 rockets, 500 anti-tank grenades, some 725,000 rounds of ammunition of various types and 15,000 tear gas grenades.

    In her request, the defence minister argued that tear gas would help gendarmerie and police deal with crowd control as the ‘units do not currently possess any of this equipment designed to maintain order.’

    The request for the Chinese weaponry is backed by a European Union military training mission and by the UN peacekeeping operation MINUSCA, which has come under repeated attacks from armed groups. Five peacekeepers have been killed in 2018.

    The CAR exploded into violence following the 2013 overthrow of longtime leader Francois Bozize, prompting France to intervene with its Operation Sangaris.

    MINUSCA took over an African Union-led mission in 2014, deploying some 12,000 troops and police, but the country remains overrun with militias, many of whom claim to protect Christian or Muslim communities.

    CAR's leaders have repeatedly asked the Security Council to ease the arms embargo to allow shipments of equipment that will beef up the national forces.

    France and the UN mine-action service have helped CAR's defence ministry set up armouries and ammunition depots for the deliveries, which the request stated should take place in June 2018.

    Koyara wrote: ‘Building up the defence and security forces, alongside MINUSCA, and progressive deployment of those forces safeguards the security of people and ensures the progressive enforcement of state authority.’

    Most of the armoured vehicles and other weaponry will be used by special forces trained by Rwanda and certified by the EU training mission. Units of CAR's gendarmerie and police were trained by the UN police.
     
  11. Axmin, Teranga receive exploration permits in Senegal

    2018-06-18 16:06 MT - News Release


    Ms. Lucy Yan reports

    NEW EXPLORATION PERMITS IN SENEGAL WITH TERANGA GOLD CORPORATION (TERANGA)

    Axmin Inc. has received confirmation from Teranga that the government of the Republic of Senegal has granted two new exploration permits under the 2016 Senegalese Mining Code for Sounkounkou and Bransan, encompassing the 17 target areas that the company shares an interest in with Teranga.

    The initial term of the exploration permits is for a period of four years with a requisite minimum expenditure commitment during this initial period. Thereafter, the exploration permits are renewable two times for consecutive periods not exceeding three years each, provided that Teranga has satisfied its work and expenditure commitments. The Bransan perimeter is 337.3 square kilometres and Sounkounkou is 291.7 square km, which together cover roughly 90 per cent of the prior permit areas.

    Axmin chairman Lucy Yan said, "The issuance of exploration permits for the additional targets, upon which Axmin has a [net smelter return] royalty of 1.5 per cent, is very good news for our company."

    About Axmin Inc.

    Axmin is a Canadian exploration and development company with a strong focus on the African continent. Axmin continues to closely monitor the political situation at its feasibility-stage Passendro gold project in the Central African Republic.

    We seek Safe Harbor.

    © 2018 Canjex Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.
     
  12. http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles...pletes-fourth-review-central-african-republic

    IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under the ECF Arrangement for the Central African Republic and Approves US$ 32.1 Million Disbursement
    July 3, 2018

    Completion of the review enables a disbursement of US$ 32.1 million.
    Program implementation has been satisfactory in a difficult context. Restoring peace and speeding the implementation of the development agenda are key to sustain the economic recovery and reduce poverty.
    Improving domestic resource mobilization is crucial for the scaling up of expenditure in key sectors such as health, education, and security.
    On July 2, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the fourth review under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement [1] for the Central African Republic. The completion of the review enables a disbursement of SDR 22.84 million (about US$ 32.1 million), which will bring total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 88 million (about US$ 123.7 million).

    The ECF arrangement for the CAR was approved by the Executive Board on July 20, 2016 (see Press Release No. 16/352 ) for SDR 83.55 million and subsequently augmented twice to a total of SDR 133.68 million (about US$ 189.0 million, 120 percent of Central African Republic’s quota at the IMF).

    At the conclusion of the Board’s discussion, Mr. Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director and Acting Chair, stated:

    Performance under the ECF-supported program has been satisfactory despite a challenging security environment and difficult humanitarian conditions. The authorities stepped up the implementation of their reform agenda and public investment plan.

    “Fiscal policy is broadly on track. The revised 2018 budget includes new revenue measures and remains anchored to the domestic primary balance objective while allowing a scale-up of social and capital spending. Renewed efforts to mobilize domestic revenues, which remain weak, will be critical to support the scaling-up. Given the country’s high risk of debt distress, continued reliance on grant financing is essential to support debt sustainability. The implementation of the investment program for the National Recovery and Peacebuilding Plan will boost economic prospects.

    “The authorities continued to implement fiscal structural reforms, which contributed to the strengthening of the treasury single account, improved budget transparency and traceability of domestic revenues. Quarterly publication of budget execution reports allows for better tracking and monitoring of government expenditures. More consideration should be given to streamlining quasi-fiscal taxes, reducing exceptional payment procedures, and strengthening the asset declaration regime. It will also be important to follow through on commitments to strengthen transparency in the management of natural resources.

    “The government started the comprehensive clearance of domestic arrears. The transparent repayment of arrears will support growth, bolster the credibility of the state, and strengthen the banking sector.

    “The Central African Republic’s program is supported by the implementation of policies and reforms by the regional institutions in the areas of foreign exchange regulations and monetary policy framework and to support an increase in regional net foreign assets, which are critical to the program’s success.”



    [1] The ECF is a lending arrangement that provides sustained program engagement over the medium to long term in case of protracted balance of payments problems. Details on Central African Republic’ arrangement are available at www.imf.org/external/country/CAF .

    IMF Communications Department
    MEDIA RELATIONS
    PRESS OFFICER: ISMAILA DIENG

    PHONE: +1 202 623-7100EMAIL: MEDIA@IMF.ORG
     
  13. Six recent articles on the Central African Republic:

    July 5th 2018 – Gabon Keeps 444 troops in CAR

    https://m.news24.com/Africa/News/gabon-to-keep-troops-in-un-mission-in-car-20180705

    July 6th 2018 – Russian Mercenaries Secure Gold Mines In CAR

    https://www.unian.info/world/101773...group-reportedly-fighting-in-syria-media.html

    Key Part:

    Defense Ministry officers, comparing the new PMC to the Wagner Group, noted that Patriot pays more and offers better combat assignments. A source in the veterans' community said Wagner and Patriot competed for the contrast to provide security at gold mines in the Central African Republic, Dozhd reported.

    July 5th 2018 – UN Proved Central African Republic With $1 Billion In Aid

    https://www.un.org/press/en/2018/ga12039.doc.htm

    June 29th 2018 – UN Deploys 700 Peace Keepers From Nepal To CAR

    https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/united-nations-to-deploy-up-to-700-more-peacekeepers-from-nepal/

    June 29th 2018 – AU(African Union) To Focus On Central African Republic

    http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=30340&SEO=au-summit-focused-on-challenges-progresses

    June 26th 2018 – New Central African Republic Court Now In Order

    https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/no-obstacles-in-launching-car-special-criminal-court-20180626

    June 25th 2018 – Central African Republic Diamond Business Now Active Again

    http://www.idexonline.com/FullArticle?Id=44032
     
  14. Looks like Axmin Inc(AXM & AXMIF) isn't the only company waiting to get back to working in the Central African Republic. BanwaGold signed a deal end of May and their looking to start things up in Q4 2018 which is October-December 2018. This is a very good sign.

    http://www.banwagold.com/en/

    BANWAGOLD
    ROADMAP – STRATEGY
    1. Home
    2. Timeline
    ROADMAP – TIMELINE - CAR
    BanwaGold sells mining contracts to investors seeking to base their assets on gold production. To secure these contracts, BanwaGold signs agreements with small producers and mining cooperatives that produce a weekly amount of gold. This quantity will be multiplied by 4, by 10, then 25 thanks to the mining contracts signed by the investors. This is how we plan this ramp-up in the Central African Republic. This strategy will be implemented in parallel in other African countries.


    Q4 2018
    Installation of zone 1 and zone 2 exploration. Opening of the foundry Start of direct investment purchases
    Q2 2019
    Installation of zone 2 and zone 3. Sale of the first production of zone 1
    Q4 2019
    Installation of zone 3 worksites
    Q4 2020
    Industrialization of production
    Q4 2021
    Industrialization of production

    STRATEGY – 6 AFRICAN COUNTRIES
    BanwaGold sells mining contracts to investors seeking to base their assets on gold production. BanwaGold's mining contracts have two components: buying gold and producing gold. Purchase: The small producers and mining cooperatives with which BanwaGold signs agreements produce a weekly quantity of gold that is bought at the best market price. Production: Thanks to mining contracts sold by BanwaGold, small producers and mining cooperatives are able to develop exploration and exploitation processes.
    Purchases
    Via our foundry, acquisition of gold via $ 2.5 Million of direct investments and the reinvestment of 70% of the revenues of our production

    Production
    Via our local networks of mining cooperatives
     
  15. United Nations Central African Republic Report(January to June 2018)

    This report is 132 pages in total. I have condensed everything with only details that are important and pertain to the stability of the Central African Republic and resumption of work by Axmin Inc.(AXM.V)

    https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/N1821863.pdf

    Page 2)
    Following relevant exemptions and notifications to the Security Council
    Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central
    African Republic, the country’s security and armed forces received training and
    military equipment from the Russian Federation. Coupled with the support of other
    partners such as the European Union Military Training Mission in the Central African
    Republic, those efforts are facilitating the re-operationalization of FACA.

    Ex-Séléka factions, like other armed groups, have, however, maintained their
    engagement in the African Union Initiative for Peace and Reconciliation in the Central
    African Republic, under which consultations began in November 2017 and the
    conclusion of an agreement between the Government and the 14 recognized armed
    groups is planned in the coming months

    Page 7)
    The European Union Military Training Mission in the Central African Republic
    is currently finalizing the training of a third battalion of the Forces armées
    centrafricaines (FACA) in Bangui. All trained battalions are gradually being
    redeployed in Bangui and beyond (see para. 18 below). The Training Mission also
    supported the training of 232 demobilized members of armed groups integrated into
    the national army, which was completed on 11 May as part of the pilot project for
    disarmament, demobilization, reintegration and repatriation

    On 26 December 2017, the Committee received a notification from the Russian
    Federation regarding the training of Central African defence and security forces,
    involving 5 military and 170 civilian Russian instructors for a period of one year. The
    first and second training sessions for FACA and the Presidential Guard in the Sudan
    and Berengo (Lobaye Prefecture) conducted by Russian instructors were concluded
    on 31 March and 30 May 2018, respectively. The third training session commenced
    on 30 May in Berengo. The presence of instructors from the Russian Federation
    among the Presidential Guard, as observed by the Panel in Berengo on 31 March, was
    reported to be part of the training exercise. 2

    Russian instructors are currently deployed in Sibut and Bangassou in support of
    recent FACA deployments. They were also involved in escorting a convoy
    transporting materials for the construction of hospitals, which travelled from
    Am Dafok and through the towns of Birao, Ndélé, Kaga Bandoro, Bria and Bangui
    between 7 and 26 May 2018. Twenty-four instructors are currently ensuring the
    security of hospitals donated by the Russian Federation in Bria, and 20 are doing so
    in Ouadda

    In Bangui on 12 March 2018, national authorities, with the support of
    MINUSCA, started the training of the 500 candidates for the police and gendarmerie
    recruited throughout the country (see S/2017/1023, paras. 14–16).6

    Page 8)
    Since April 2018, Russian instructors have also started the training of 160 policemen
    and 50 gendarmes in Berengo as a precondition for assigning them weapons in view of their
    deployment.

    Between 26 January and 7 February 2018, nine aircraft arrived at M’Poko
    International Airport in Bangui to deliver weapons and ammunition as part of the
    military cooperation between the Government of the Russian Federation and the
    Government of the Central African Republic, and as allowed under an exemption by
    the Committee on 15 December 2017

    Page 10)
    The African Union Initiative for Peace and Reconciliation in the Central African
    Republic, which began its activities in November 2017, has achieved some traction
    towards meeting the objectives set out in its road map. Through meetings in Bangui
    and several rounds of field visits in the country (see annex 3.1), the African Union’s
    panel of facilitators documented grievances that now form the basis of discussion for
    the planned dialogue aimed at concluding a peace agreement between the Government
    and the 14 armed groups.

    In accordance with the timetable adopted under the African Union Initiative, a
    series of workshops and training seminars are being organized to prepare for the
    upcoming dialogue and build the capacity of the main stakeholders, including the
    panel of facilitators, the Government, the 14 armed groups and civil society.

    In parallel with the African Union Initiative, mediation efforts are also being
    undertaken at the local level, including by MINUSCA, the national authorities and
    religious leaders. Those initiatives are aimed at establishing a favourable environment
    that addresses local conflict dynamics, involving various actors (armed groups, local
    authorities, civil society and religious groups) and taking various formal or informal
    forms.

    Page 11)
    The Government is also engaging with armed groups through the President’s
    national security adviser, a Russian national appointed as part of the cooperation
    between the Governments of the Central African Republic and the Russian
    Federation, who met on several occasions with leaders of armed groups to discuss
    questions related to, among other things, disarmament, demobilization and
    reintegration, national reconciliation and the sharing of revenues from the
    exploitation of natural resources among local and national authorities.

    Most armed group leaders continue to express support for the African Union
    Initiative.

    Page 13)
    In an attempt to address various illicit cross-border activities, the Government
    of the Central African Republic has engaged neighbouring countries with a view to
    signing bilateral and trilateral agreements establishing commissions on cross-border
    issues. From 2 to 4 September 2017, a tripartite meeting was held in Kinshasa
    among the Governments of the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of
    the Congo and South Sudan. Those in attendance recommended the creation of a
    special mixed commission in charge of political, diplomatic, defence and security
    matters pertaining to the three countries

    It is also planned that trilateral commissions will be established among the
    Central African Republic, Chad and the Sudan as well as among the Central African
    Republic, Cameroon and Chad. In addition, it is envisaged that bilateral commissions
    will be put in place between the Central African Republic and Cameroon and between
    the Central African Republic and Chad, as well as between the Central African
    Republic and the Sudan

    Page 18) *Note* - UPC is main group around Passendro/Ndassima
    Still, UPC wants to appear to be a reasonable partner for the Government and
    the international community. For example, although it was involved in violent clashes
    with FACA soldiers in Bambari on 10 June, UPC finally agreed to let the FACA
    convoy reach Bangassou (see para. 19 above). That decision triggered negative
    reactions from other ex-Séléka factions as well as within UPC.61 The rejection of any
    FACA deployment prior to the conclusion of a global agreement is a position common
    to all ex-Séléka factions (see para. 39 above).

    Page 23)
    Since early 2016, a number of foreign operators have obtained permits to exploit
    diamond and gold sites in the Central African Republic in a semi-mechanical or
    industrial manner. Such investments provide tax revenues to the State. At the same
    time, in areas with limited State authority, activities of all economic operators may
    generate revenue for armed groups through racketeering, illegal taxation or possibly,
    as was the case in 2016 with the private security company FIT Protection (see
    S/2016/694, paras. 85–89), direct arrangements between companies and armed groups.

    Page 30)
    Additional information on the training of FACA by the European Union Training
    Mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM)
    Since September 2016, EUTM has trained a total of 3,000 FACA soldiers:
    - Qualifying courses for 344 FACA officers (i.e. 38% of the total officers) and 544
    non-commissioned officers (i.e. 26% non-commissioned officers);
    - Training for 1,600 FACA soldiers (a total of three battalions, the last battalion
    finishes training in early August 2018);
    - Training of 232 FACA soldiers as part of the pilot project for disarmament,
    demobilization, reintegration and repatriation;
    - The validation of the training of 344 FACA soldiers organized in Rwanda and
    Equatorial Guinea.

    Additional information on the training of FACA by instructors from the
    Russian Federation
    The first training of personnel of the CAR national defence and security forces by the
    military (5) and civilian (170) instructors of the Russian Federation, as notified to the
    Committee on 26 December 2017, was concluded on 31 March 2018. The training took
    place in the CAR and in the Sudan. During an official ceremony at the training site on 31
    March 2018 in Berengo, 65 km southwest of Bangui, 202 FACA soldiers and Presidential
    Guards demonstrated some of the operational skills acquired during their training.1 Few
    days earlier, on 26 March, most of the National defence and security forces trained in the
    Sudan flew back to the Central African Republic.

    The second training of 200 FACA soldiers and 54 Presidential Guards was conducted in
    Berengo between 30 March and 30 May 2018. The third training of 400 FACA soldiers and
    62 Presidential Guards started in Berengo on 30 May 2018. This brings the total of FACA
    soldiers and Presidential Guards trained by Russian instructors to approximately 900.

    Page 45)
    After a turbulent year (S/2017/1023, paras. 74-91), the security situation in
    Bangassou has improved. Three recent events have created a window of opportunity
    in town: the signature of a local peace agreement (see below); the arrest of the selfdefence
    leader Crépin Wakanam, alias “Pino Pino”; and the launch of a Community
    Violence Reduction (CVR) programme

    The return of relative stability in town has also been facilitated by the progressive
    disappearance of the most dangerous self-defence group leaders: “Ngadé” was killed
    in inter-group clashes in December 2017; “Bere-Bere” surrendered to MINUSCA in
    January 2018; and “Pino Pino” fled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where
    he was arrested together with 37 members of his group, on 16 May 2018

    The last factor contributing to the current stability in Bangassou town is the CVR
    program launched in May by MINUSCA for 700 beneficiaries. People included in
    the program receive a paid training for three months to learn a profession in exchange
    of handing over their weapons. To date, MINUSCA has collected almost 1,500
    weapons and is considering launching a second CVR phase in August 2018

    Most of the information between Pages 46 to 117 are images, maps, and unrelated details

    Page 118)
    Use of anti-balaka fighters, ISF and FACA elements as security
    providers for economic operators.

    To operate in the CAR, especially in the provinces, economic operators, including mining
    companies, need to take measures to ensure their security. Some mining companies or
    cooperatives employ private security companies. As mentioned in the 2017 Panel’s final
    report (S/2017/1023, para. 235), one such private security company operating in SossoNakombo
    was employing former anti-balaka soldiers

    Other mining companies reportedly directly recruit anti-balaka or former anti-balaka
    fighters. Anti-balaka leaders in Bouar and some local authorities told the Panel that the use
    of former anti-balaka combatants as security providers was common practice for mining
    companies operating in the Abba area.

    Some companies rather secure the provisioning of National defence and security forces
    through agreements with the Ministries of Defence and/or Interior. Such practices enable
    the companies to ensure their security without resorting to protection by armed groups; at
    the same time, they create additional tasks for FACA and ISF whose human resources and
    capabilities are limited. In Bouar, for instance, the FACA Deputy Commander told the
    Panel that more than a third of FACA deployed in the area were involved in the protection
    of mining companies
     
  16. Axmin received $600K USD from Teranga Gold in Q2 2018 from royalty payments.

    From TGZ Financials(Page 10) Released Today: Includes royalties to Axmin Inc. on account of their 1.5 percent net smelter royalty on the Gora deposit. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, the Company incurred $0.6 million and $1.1 million, respectively, of Axmin royalties (2017: $0.4 million and $0.7 million, respectively).
     
  17. Page 7 ( TGZ Q2 MD&A)

    Ore tonnes milled were marginally lower in the first half of 2018 compared with the first half of 2017 due primarily to lower mill throughput resulting from planned grinding circuit maintenance during the second quarter of 2018, including a planned rebuild of the secondary crusher as well as processing harder, high grade Gora ore.


    Page 13(TGZ Q2 Financials)

    As at June 30, 2018, there is $1.3 million in other current assets and $3.3 million in other non-current assets as advanced royalty payments to the Government of Senegal. In total, the Company had recorded $10.0 million related to the Oromin Joint Venture Group (“OJVG”) in 2014 and $4.2 million related to the Gora deposit in the first quarter of 2015. The advanced royalties are expensed to net profit based on actual production from the former OJVG and Gora deposits. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, the Company expensed $0.8 million and $1.7 million, respectively, as amortization of the OJVG and Gora advanced royalties (2017: $0.8 million and $1.5 million, respectively). The advanced royalty recorded within other current assets is based on the expected production from the OJVG and Gora deposits over the next year and the remaining balance is recorded within other non-current assets. Refer to note 16 for further details.
     
  18. http://www.uawire.org/the-russian-journalists-killed-in-the-central-african-republic-planned-to-film-gold-mines#

    The Russian journalists who died in Central African Republic (CAR), on the day of the assassination were attempting to arrange the filming of the gold mine, which the company established by Yevgeny Prigozhin supposedly plans to develop, the Dozhd television channel (also known as TV Rain) reported citing information from the Investigations Management Centre (IMC) for which journalists collected information about Russian military mercenaries.

    Before the murder, the journalists Orkhan Dzhemal, Alexander Rastorguyev and Kirill Radchenko went to meet the "fixer" – the UN employee based in the CAR, who was supposed to help them film the gold mines of Ndassima, said the IMC. The journalists were ambushed between the cities of Sibu and Kaga-Bandoro, away from their planned route. The IMC does not have any knowledge of why they deviated from their route.

    In mid-July, the Africa Intelligence news outlet reported that Russia had allegedly made an agreement with the government of the CAR for development of the Ndassima gold mine, in return promising to restore the order in the region, writes The Bell. According to the Africa Intelligence, Lobaye Invest which is established by M-Invest company, associated with the alleged sponsor of a Russian Wagner Private Military Company (PMC), Yevgeny Prigozhin, represents Russia's interests in the country. The PMC fighters, in line with the Lobaye Invest interests, are engaged in the transportation from Bangui and the protection of mining equipment . In particular, the Lobaye Invest employees control the recently renewed diamonds mining near Berengo, wrote the newspaper.


    The journalist, film director and camera operator arrived in the CAR planning to make a film about the activities of the Russian private military company (PMC), which media associates with businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin (Prigozhin himself denies the link with Wagner PMC). The official investigation version named the killing near the city of Sibu as a result of an armed robbery.

    For information on AXM Ndassima/Passendro claim: http://www.mineafrica.com/documents/5 - Axmin.pdf
     
  19. Very positive article below. With Russian/CAR ties growing and several rebel groups giving up arms next month, it's very likely that the country will stabilize and be fully under government control sooner than later. This gives Axmin Inc the opportunity to go back to their gold deposite which has 2.5 million ounces proven and 1.6 million inferred, not including their expansion claims. Keep in mind that they are still getting positive cash flow from their Senegal royalty with Teranga Gold and Q2 2018 results will be out by the end of August or sooner.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...ntral-african-republic-agencies-idUSKCN1L60R2

    Russia signs military deal with the Central African Republic: agencies
    Reuters Staff

    2 MIN READ

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and the Central African Republic (CAR) signed a military deal on Tuesday paving the way for Moscow to step up training of CAR’s armed forces, Russian news agencies reported.

    FILE PHOTO - Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attend a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera in Moscow, Russia July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
    Russia’s growing military ties with CAR and its heightened interest in Africa were thrust into the spotlight last month when three Russian journalists were killed while investigating the alleged presence of Russian mercenaries there.

    The agreement was signed at a state arms exhibition near Moscow attended by the two countries’ defence ministers, Russian news agencies reported.

    Russia delivered light arms to the Central African Republic’s security forces earlier this year and said it had deployed 175 military and civilian instructors to train them.

    The RIA news agency cited Marie-Noelle Koyara, CAR’s defence minister, as saying the accord would spur the Russian military training effort.

    Koyara did not specify whether the training would take place in Russia, or in CAR with the help of Russian instructors.
     
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