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PREMIMA, the panafrican leader in precious minerals management.

The Globally Harmonized System for PanAfrican Precious Minerals Management (GHS-PANAF-PREMIMA)

To support African governments mining initiatives, small- scale miners and established mines.

PREMIMA is a System that defines a set of rules and best management practices to harmonize the management of precious minerals across the Continent. It is intended to centralize all information on precious minerals, the exchanges of information and to be the principal partner and interface and a single window to sell African minerals on the international market.

We SELL gold and precious minerals

We sell on the behalf of our Sellers, gold and other precious minerals on the international market.

Our Seller/Suppliers are:

  • Small scale-miners;
  • Some African governments;
  • Established mines;
  • Etc.

We BUY gold and precious minerals

We buy on the behalf of our Buyers, gold and other precious minerals.

Our Buyers are:

  • Corporations;
  • Banks;
  • Refineries;
  • Jewelries;
  • Private;
  • etc.

Latest Projects

All Projects
  • MALI (Gold, Diamond)
  • IVORY COAST (Gold and Diamond)
  • RDC (Gold, Platinum, Coltan)
  • GUINEA (CONAKRY) (Gold, Diamond, Bauxite)
  • TANZANIA (Gold, Diamond, Sapphire, Tanzanite)
  • GHANA (Gold)

Who We Are

PREMIMA – A Tradition Of Excellence

Embedded in our culture of hard work, honesty, and getting the well done job, our history tells not only much about our past but also it does our present. Our record of succeeding, surviving, and striving to be the best is central to our reputation today.

With the slogan “Creating a sustainable future for African Countries through a Globally Harmonized System for Panafrican Precious Minerals Management and best practices in smart mining” we are striving to build a single hub where Africans can sell their mining commodities on the international market with a best return to their communities.

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Free consulting


If you are confusing? Do not worry. We offer free consultation to help you make a decision with the best creativity and quality that you deserve.

We have a portfolio of assets that is actively managed as we strive for a competitive valuation as a business. While we are focused on ensuring the most efficient day-to-day operation of our business we keep an eye on creating a competitive pipeline of medium term and long-term opportunities.

Our pipeline is a diversified one compound of several commodities Gold, Platinum, Silver, diamond, Sapphire, Coltan, Copper etc.

Our Team


Dr Mathias DeKouassi

Ph.D; MBA; Msc.

President& CEO, Director General

Cy Ngoy Illunga


Dr Abdoulaye Traore

Executive Director West African Branch

Dr Eric Pontey

Executive Director

Dr Jules Vanier


Ms Godelive Utshubi

Director Scouting and Field operations

Why Choose Us

We Are Creative

As a leader in our industry, we have always worked to develop advanced services and innovative methods for our Buyers and Sellers.

Our interstitial business positioning strategy allows us to be very versatile and agile and to harvest from our suppliers, small scale-miners quantity of commodities superior to established mines. While those mining spend 875$ per ounce of gold (exploration, mining opening and maintenance, heavy equipment), our business model allow us flexibility, efficiency and effectiveness with less than 10$ investment per ounce of gold.

The goal of PREMIMA is that the same set of rules for best management of the precious minerals is adopted and used by all African countries and use PREMIMA as the hub to sell African minerals on the international market.

Honest And Dependable

Our expert teams are selected specifically for each client (Buyer or Seller), and they are highly trained, using ingenuity to solve problems creatively.

Quality Commitment

We let our quality work and commitment to customer satisfaction be our slogan.

We Are Always Improving

We strive to meet the needs of the world today without jeopardizing the needs of the world tomorrow.

Latest News


PREMIMA is operating in eight (8) countries (Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea (Conakry) and continued its expansion across the continent to becoming a single window for African countries to sell their precious minerals on the international market through the Globally Harmonized System for Panafrican Precious Mineral Management (GHS-PANAF-PREMIMA).

I had a dream that one day, PREMIMA will become the single hub for African governments to sell their precious minerals on the international Market.


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  • MALI (Gold, Diamond)

    MALI Although Mali is a landlocked country with poor infrastructure, the government’s reformed mineral code has attracted numerous foreign investors. Following the opening of several new gold mines, Mali is now Africa’s third largest gold producer. Gold production forms the cornerstone of the Mali mining sector, representing 95% of the country’s mineral production. Other commodities […]

  • IVORY COAST (Gold and Diamond)

    IVORY COAST (COTE D’IVORE) Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) is one of Africa’s best developed countries, possessing outstanding infrastructure in comparison to other developing economies. Ivory Coast has several Gold deposits in the central (Kokumbo) and northern areas (Sissingue).   Our scouting is working directly with artisanal and small scale miners. Targeted Gold Quantity: 15 kg per […]

  • RDC (Gold, Platinum, Coltan)

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO The country has huge mineral resources, much of which remains untapped. The primary resources extracted in the DRC include cobalt, diamonds, gold, copper, and oil. Much of the resource extraction is done in small operations, known as “Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining” (ASM).   PREMIMA as usual works with artisanal and small […]

  • GUINEA (CONAKRY) (Gold, Diamond, Bauxite)

    GUINEA – CONAKRY Gold is becoming an important player in Guinea, with international exploration funding increasing substantially.   PREMIMA as usual works with artisanal and small scale miners. Targeted Gold Quantity: 20 kg per month


    BURKINA FASO Burkina Faso is geologically rich. There has been substantial interest in mining, particularly gold mining, in Burkina Faso over the last 40 years. The government of Burkina Faso brought a new Mining Act into being in 2003. Some of the world’s most prolific mines are on greenstone belts. These belts cover about 3 […]

  • TANZANIA (Gold, Diamond, Sapphire, Tanzanite)

    TANZANIA Tanzania is the 4th largest gold producer in Africa after South Africa, Ghana and Mali. Gold production currently stands at roughly 40 tonnes a year, copper at 2980 tonnes, silver at 10 tonnes and diamond at 112670 carats. In total the mining sector contributes 2.8% to GDP each year but this could rise considerably […]

  • GHANA (Gold)

    GHANA The southern Ghana has been one of the world’s most prolific regions in terms of gold discoveries and production growth. The Ashanti Gold Belt in Ghana offers tremendous opportunities.   PREMIMA’s niche approach with artisanal and small scale miners allows us to collect 15 to 20 kg monthly through our network. Targeted Gold Quantity: 20 kg […]


    SIERRA LEONE With more than 70% of the country underlain by Archaean terrane, Sierra Leone holds enormous exploration potential. Diamonds and rutile play major roles in Sierra Leone’s mineral production. Sierra Leone’s main resources are diamonds, gold, rutile bauxite and platinum.   PREMIMA as usual works with artisanal and small scale miners. Targeted Gold Quantity: […]