African Aura Mining Inc. - DRILLING AT NKOUT HITS SIGNIFICANT

WIDTHS OF IRON ORE MINERALISATION 
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TORONTO, Sept. 21 /CNW/ - African Aura Mining Inc. ("African Aura" or the 
"Company"), the TSX-V (AUR) and AIM (AAAM) listed exploration and development 
company focused on iron ore and gold in sub-Saharan Africa, announces that 
drilling at the Company's 100% owned Nkout iron ore project in southern 
Cameroon has intersected significant widths of banded iron formation (BIF). 


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    Highlights:
    -   Up to 75m of hematite BIF and 195m of magnetite BIF intersected to
        date
    -   First four holes completed for 950m of initial 4,200m programme
    -   Nkout is defined by an 8km long intense geophysical target and range
        of hills
    -   Further 12km of iron ore targets exist around Nkout as defined by
        geophysics
    -   Previous grab sampling returned up to 68% Fe and averaged 55% Fe
    -   The deposit is strategically very well located in an emerging iron
        ore province
    >>
    Luis da Silva, President & CEO of African Aura commented:



"It is very encouraging to report that we have intersected significant widths 
of hematite and magnetite BIF mineralisation at Nkout. The project is now 
firmly moving towards a maiden resource estimate covering the first 30% of the 
primary 8km long target which we are now drilling. We are presently mobilising 
a second in-house drill rig to site in order to accelerate the resource 
definition programme.

"Nkout is a greenfield discovery made by African Aura which stemmed from 
initial reconnaissance field work completed in 2008. With a combined 
geophysical signature of 20km which is larger than the Company's Putu iron ore 
project in Liberia. With its excellent strategic location being within 30km of 
the proposed rail line linking the coast to the 2.5 bt Mbalam iron ore project 
(being developed by ASX listed Sundance Resources), Nkout has the potential to 
evolve into a very significant iron ore project. We look forward to receipt of 
the first batch of assay results and updating shareholders accordingly."



Nkout Drilling Data



The geological logs from the current drilling programme are summarised in 
tables 1 and 2 below. The BIF intersection to date are considered to be 
approaching true thickness with drill collars having been located to drill 
southward through the Nkout ridge, at an inclination of approximately 50 
degrees and intersecting steeply northward dipping (70 degrees) tabular iron 
ore mineralised units. The dimensions are considered by the Company to be 
highly encouraging.

Drilling of the current first phase, 10 holes / 4,200m programme is expected to 
be complete in November 2010. Subject to assay results the drill programme will 
be substantially accelerated with additional drilling rigs being brought to 
site. Receipt of the first batch of assay results from holes NKDD002 and 
NKDD003 are expected during November. Preliminary metallurgical test work will 
also be undertaken on representative sample of core collected from the current 
drilling programme and results will be expected in Q1 2011.



Table 1: Nkout summary drill logs
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    Hole ID      From      To      Width      Geological Interpretation
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    NKDD002      30.3    69.9       39.6      Haematite Magnetite BIF
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NKDD002      81.0   276.2      195.2      Magnetite BIF
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NKDD003      19.7    61.5       41.8      Haematite Magnetite BIF
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NKDD003     131.6   263.6      132.0      Magnetite BIF
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NKDD004      11.6    86.6       75.0      Haematite Magnetite BIF
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NKDD004      86.6   240.0      153.4      Magnetite BIF
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Notes:      NKDD001 drilled for orientation purposes, whole terminated
                 at 104.4m
                NKDD004 interruptions in sequence: 9.3m from 46.4m; 5.5m
                 from 64.0m
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    Table 2: Nkout drill collar data
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    Hole ID    Easting    Northing    Elevation   Azimuth   Dip     Depth
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    NKDD001    254400     285773      692         360       -55     104.38
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NKDD002    254406     286112      728         180       -45     290.71
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NKDD003    254801     286231      766         180       -55     301.53
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NKDD004    253800     286055      740         180       -50     350.86
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NKDD005    254406     286312      728         180       -50     Underway
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    African Aura's Iron Ore Portfolio in Cameroon:



African Aura has three principal iron ore projects in Cameroon, namely the 
Nkout, Ngoa and Akom Hills and considers that their combined dimensions 
represent a potentially significant iron ore asset. The Nkout iron ore project 
is located on the 489km(2) Djoum licence which is held by the Company's 100% 
owned subsidiary Caminex SARL.

Nkout is defined by a major geophysical anomaly with at least 8km of strike 
length co-incident with a significant range of hills. Further targets have been 
identified around Nkout which total 12km of strike and are considered to be 
moderately magnetic and prospective. Previous grab sampling at Nkout returned 
up to 68% Fe and averaged 55% Fe from 55 samples. A phase one 4,200m 10 hole 
resource definition drilling programme commenced in July 2010.

The sub-region of southern Cameroon, Gabon and the Republic of Congo hosts a 
number of substantial iron deposits, which are currently under exploration and 
development including the 2.5 Bt Mbalam deposit, located approximately 150km 
southeast of Nkout, which is under development by Sundance Resources Limited. 
The proposed railroad from Mbalam to the proposed Atlantic port of Lolabe in 
southern Cameroon, passes within 30km of the Company's Nkout project. Further 
information on African Aura's iron ore projects in Cameroon is available at 
www.african-aura.com/s/Nkout.asp.



Oversight



The exploration results and further planned work in Cameroon have been reviewed 
and approved by Mark Biddulph. He holds a BSc Hons in Geology and GIS from 
Rhodes University, and a GDE in Mining Engineering (Mineral Economics) from the 
University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. Mark is a Professional Natural 
Scientist under the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions 
(SACNASP) and a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.



About African Aura Mining Inc.



African Aura is an established exploration and development company listed on 
the TSX-V (AUR) and London's AIM (AAAM). The Company operates two divisions, 
namely: iron ore and gold:
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    -   The iron ore division includes its 38.5% interest in the Putu iron
        ore project in Liberia, which is moving through pre-feasibility
        managed by joint venture partner Severstal Resources (the mining
        division of Moscow listed OAO Severstal). The division also includes
        a 100% interest in the Nkout iron ore project and surrounding iron
        targets in Cameroon.
    -   The gold division includes the 1.4 million ounce New Liberty gold
        deposit (NI 43-101 13.533Mt Measured & Indicated at 3.18 g/t Au),
        which is being advanced through a bankable feasibility study, and the
        proximal Weaju, Gondoja and Silver Hills projects, all in western
        Liberia.
    >>


In addition, the Company has a 30% interest in AIM-listed diamond producer 
Stellar Diamonds Plc (AIM: STEL, www.stellar-diamonds.com). 
The Company has a highly motivated and experienced team with a track record of 
discovering mines and taking projects through development and into production. 
As a pioneer, African Aura has attracted some excellent strategic partners and 
shareholders, always with the objective of preserving or enhancing shareholder 
value. 
Forward-looking Statements 
This press release includes certain forward-looking statements. All statements, 
other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including without 
limitation, statements regarding the future plans and objectives of African 
Aura, are forward-looking statements that involve various known and unknown 
risks and uncertainties as well as other factors. Such forward-looking 
statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause 
actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, 
including delays in obtaining or failure to obtain required regulatory 
approvals. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be 
accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from 
those anticipated in such statements. Any forward-looking statements speak only 
as of the date hereof and, except as may be required by applicable law, African 
Aura disclaim any obligation to update or modify such forward-looking 
statements, either as a result of new information, future events or for any 
other reason. 
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that 
term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept 
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 
For further information: on the Company you are invited to visit its website at 
www.african-aura.com, or SEDAR's website at www.sedar.com, or contact one of 
the following: African Aura Mining Inc., Luis da Silva, President & CEO, Tel: 
+44 (0) 20 7257 2930; Evolution Securities Limited, Simon Edwards, Tim Redfern, 
Neil Elliot, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7071 4300; Pelham Bell Pottinger, Charles Vivian, 
James MacFarlane, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7861 3232 
CO: African Aura Mining Inc.
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