Riots destroy Canadian mine in Mozambique, company’s second project to face trouble

TORONTO – Rioters have destroyed a Canadian-owned tantalum mine in Mozambique, injuring security officers and setting fire to the site, the company says.

Pacific Wildcat Resources (TSXV:PAW), in a press release issued late last week, said company representatives had fled its Muiane mine to the city of Nampula, around 120 kilometres away.

Police had been preventing access to the site because it was still occupied by rioters.

Company representatives were unavailable Monday to provide an update on the situation.

The Muiane project is one of two owned by Pacific Wildcat. The other, a rare earth mine in Kenya, has been the subject of an ongoing legal fight after the Kenyan government revoked its mining licence in 2013.