The Continental Africa Region comprises seven mines. Of these, AngloGold Ashanti manages four mines.
Obuasi in Ghana was not operational in 2018, having been on care and maintenance since 2016. The mine’s redevelopment has begun and the first face blast took place on 11 February 2019.
In Mali, a share purchase agreement was entered into with the government of Mali on 14 February 2019 in respect of Yatela which is in closure. Additionally a sale process has been initiated for Sadiola.
The Continental Africa region produced 1,512,000oz of gold at a total cash cost of $773/oz in 2018.