Randgold Resources CEO Mark Bristow said the Bamako airport and the borders for all traffic have reopened. 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 are all currently operating.
Randgold and other mining companies in Mali had a meeting with representatives of the Comité National de Redressement de la Démocratie et la Restauration de l’État (CNRD-RE) at which the CNRD-RE assured them the situation was under control and the state was still functioning. The CNRD-RE representatives also assured them 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.