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Danny Callow, former head of Glencore's Katanga Mining, is now chief operating officer at African Gold Group.

African Gold Group, which announced the appointment today, is a exploration and development company focused on West Africa. Its principal asset is the Kobada Project in southern Mali.

During his time at Glencore, Mr. Callow was Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Katanga Mining, a mining operation majority owned by Glencore and operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Stan Bharti, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AGG, welcomed Callow.

"We could not be more thrilled to have Danny joining the team at African Gold." said Bharti. "With his extensive experience managing capital projects, operations and building world class operating teams, and with the recent financing in place, African Gold is well positioned to make the jump from developer to mid-tier producer."

"I am very happy to be joining African Gold as we move from exploration towards production. The opportunity to build another greenfield mining project in Africa, and in particular Mali, is very exciting and I am looking forward to the opportunity," commented Callow. "From the most recent site visit, there is significant potential upside in this project, with a large number of prospective targets yet to be drilled. Our primary focus is on optimizing the resource, completing a definitive feasibility study and upgrading infrastructure, so we will be well positioned to start construction in the New Year."

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