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B2Gold of Canada Weighs Acquiring Gold Assets in Zimbabwe

  • Gold miner could consider buying mines or exploration assets
  • Zimbabwe says B2Gold talking to privately owned mining firms
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B2Gold Corp., the Canadian company that owns mines in Africa and the Philippines, is interested in acquiring gold assets in Zimbabwe.

The mid-tier gold producer, which has mines in Mali, Namibia and the Philippines, has held talks with the government and other officials in the southern African nation “to see if they are ready for us to come in,” said Clive Johnson, chief executive officer of the Vancouver-based company.