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Kibo Energy – Massively over valued but could be a bit of a giggle

Kibo Energy (KIBO) is one of those AIM shares that seems to exist primarily to provide an income to the directors first and foremost. The RNS on 5th February did however catch my eye. This stated the valuation of Mast Energy Developments (MED), due to be spun out of Kibo and list on Wednesday (14th April) at £23.6 million, with Kibo retaining a 55% stake. It was a clear disconnect of value to Kibo’s share price at the time.

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The Seven Mythical Wonders (September update) – My final review of this collection of ‘never-quite-getting-there’ companies

This series has gone on long enough so I’m bringing it to close this month with the biggest news relating to the ongoing moving of the goalposts at Kibo Energy (KIBO) which makes one wonder whether the flagship project in Tanzania is ever going to see the light of day.


The Seven Mythical Wonders (August update) – wondering on Manica, Zebediela and Batai Plai

It’s that time of the month again and with two of the seven mythical creatures proving their existence so far, I was hoping for some more progress this month from the remaining five. Alas no, just more prevarication, distraction and fund raising – how disappointing.


The Seven Mythical Wonders (belated July update) – Great news: Optibiotix proves Father Christmas does exist!

As Cornelius Nepos said: “After the darkness comes the light” and having been in despair last month writing June’s update, I am back to my bouncy best as Optibiotix (OPTI) has become the second Mythical Wonder to become real and in some style…..although I hope it now performs better than the first!

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: time for Cabot, Fishing Republic & Frontera to 'fess up!

The great news is that our Woodlarks walk has now reached 57% of its sponsorship target. I'll do another training walk this afternoon with Joshua so as we do a quick march how about you check out the latest incredibly generous donations here and chip in yourself? In a long bearcast I cover Tesla (US:TSLA), Fishing Republic (FISH), Kibo (KIBO), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) as lyin' Steve does the right thing - Frontera (FRR), Conroy Gold (CGNR), TrakM8 (TRAK), Avanti (AVN) and Cabot Energy (CAB). PS Wasn't the football incredibly exciting and a source of such joy? I view myself as British, not English but go on Eng-er-land!

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: after 27 fecking miles in the sun I must have sun stroke - defending a PR firm ( St Brides) & also Jim Mellon

I feel like shite, hence the late bearcast. I managed it! 27 miles in the heat today has taken its toll. I am in real pain in all sorts of places. Enjoy that pain TW haters, revel in it and make a donation HERE I could have walked 32 miles today but did not - that treat awaits me and Brokerman Dan on July 28. He is training hard too. Enjoy his pain and please donate HERE. In the podcast I pass on market intelligence on Optibiotix (OPTI), discuss Cynical's massive expose on Kibo (KIBO) HERE and then leap to the defence of both a PR firm and the asset stripper Jim Mellon. It must be the sun...

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Kibo Mining – Is this securities fraud or just plain old shoddy AIM behaviour?

I’ve been following the Kibo Mining (KIBO) story for a while now watching Louis Coetzee continuing to fail to deliver the PPA at its flagship Mbeya power project but Friday’s announcement raised my eyebrows slightly higher than normal. In my view, it is either securities fraud or merely epitomises all that is wrong about disclosures and announcements and the roles of the various advisers at the lower end of the market.

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The Seven Mythical Wonders (June update) – I’m starting to despair

When I started this series in January, I didn’t realise how dispiriting it would be as, yet again, my seven wannabe Loch Ness Monsters have proven to be just another set of blurry photographs of tree branches. At this rate I’m going to struggle to make it to the end of the year but at least I’m not a shareholder in any of them I guess.

The Seven Mythical Wonders (May update) – Incredible scenes as EVR Holdings proves the Melody VR app exists after all…..time to exit!

A time for celebration as one of the Seven Mythical Creatures has become a reality this month with the long awaited launch of the Melody VR app from EVR Holdings (EVRH). We may never see such events again or at least not the share price anyway.


The Seven Mythical Wonders (April update) – Xtract disappoints yet again but EVR Holdings appears tantalisingly close to launch

It’s time for my monthly look at this motley selection of AIM wannabes. Not much to say for most of them so want to focus on the contrasting progress reports from Xtract Resources (XTR) and EVR Holdings (EVRH).

Kibo Mining: “Company Update” – could this be the news we’re all waiting for? Oh…..

Louis Coetzee is clearly a bit of a tease. On Tuesday, Kibo Mining (KIBO) was expected to update its investors on ongoing Power Purchase Agreement discussions and things looked promising when it issued a Company Update at 2pm... only for all shareholders to be bitterly disappointed by yet another discounted placing! What is going on Louis?


The Seven Mythical Wonders (March update) – EVR Holdings could be inching ahead in this tortoise v tortoise marathon

It’s time for my monthly look at this motley selection of AIM wannabes. A few positive pointers but they all remain resolutely out of reach for the time being; although after a false start at Vast Resources, I sense the wonder VR app at EVR Holdings is taking the lead.

Kibo Mining: Lightning strikes twice and this time it looks even messier

Almost exactly three years ago, Kibo Mining (KIBO) raised funds from Hume Capital, a couple of weeks before it went into administration still holding the placing proceeds. Somewhat unbelievably, history has repeated itself with Beaufort Securities going into insolvency on Friday. It looks like a right old mess.

The Seven Mythical Wonders (Feb update) – Good news for Kibo Mining

I started the year with a light-hearted look at a few value-generating AIM yarns that appear to have a lot in common with the Loch Ness Monster as there is some doubt as to whether they are ever going to be seen. It feels like monthly updates are appropriate and it’s been a busy start of the year for some of these AIM yetis.


The Seven Mythical Wonders of the AIM Casino

I’ve been a bit preoccupied in recent weeks with a certain fund manager so thought I should catch up with a few old friends on AIM this weekend but it transpires that not a lot has actually happened. It made me realise more than ever that AIM is much more about the travelling I hope than the arriving. Accordingly, I thought it was more appropriate to write a piece heralding the 7 Mythical Wonders of the AIM Casino instead.

Kibo Mining – Is Louis Coetzee a liar or just a bit dim?

I don’t normally get into personal attacks but having finally caught up with Kibo Mining’s (KIBO) most recent Monthly Q&A and listened to its CEO’s implied dig at me, I thought I should give as good as I get. I was left thinking that Louis Coetzee doesn’t really understand what happened with Kibo’s recent convoluted funding or is just lying about it.


I am forced into doing a follow-up on Kibo Mining’s (KIBO) convertible loan funding arrangement announced on Wednesday last week which I covered HERE due to the fact that all loans were converted on the very next day on Thursday. What was the bloody point? Well, I reckon I worked it out.

Kibo Mining – Interims out and funding announced – no great surprise

Congrats to Kibo Mining (KIBO) for being the first of my preview targets to release results this week and, as my preview predicted, cash was pretty sparse, hence the £500,000 new funding announced this morning. Not a bad deal all in all but not sure what the directors are playing at.

Kibo Mining – Interims preview: Time to pass the hat round again?

Kibo Mining (KIBO) is a frustrating company as, at its heart, there’s quite an interesting project, namely the Mbeya Coal to Power Project (“MCPP”), unfortunately it’s in Tanzania and the delays are seemingly never-ending which means that it’s probably time to raise some more funds from somewhere, presumably from Beaufort / Sanderson.


Katoro Gold shares to more than double?

Katoro Gold (KAT) was once the joke stock Opera Investments which did appear "accident prone". But it has now had the gold assets of Kibo (KIBO) injected into it, done a fund raise, moved to the AIM Casino and is, apparently, a whole new beast. House broker Beaufort has published a detailed note explaining why the shares should soar from 5.25p to 11.7p. I should note that Kibo retains a 56% stake in Katoro and we own a few Kibo shares.

Opera Investments: Third time lucky but a sad farewell

Mixed emotions for me this week as it looks like one of the more entertaining stars of the Sub-Standard Shockers XI, Opera Investments (OPRA), may finally have done a decent looking deal with the Kibo Mining (KIBO) gold assets; however, it looks like it will be heading off for the sunnier climes of AIM as a result, leaving my squad ever so slightly weakened.

Video: Louis Coetzee, CEO of Kibo Mining, speaks at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Louis Coetzee, CEO of Kibo Mining (KIBO), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

Kibo Mining – I tip my hat (and hold up my hand); looks like a great deal with Sanderson

Four weeks ago, I wrote a critical piece on the terms of the loan deal between Kibo Mining (KIBO) and Sanderson / Beaufort. Well, the renegotiated repayment terms were announced this morning and should be applauded. As Jamie Lawson said, “I wasn’t expecting that!”

Kibo Mining – Whatever next: an RNS about a trip to the crapper?!

An absurd non-news RNS from Kibo Mining (KIBO) this morning looks strange but all becomes clear when one considers the consequences of the gratuitous, greedy deal with Beaufort and Sanderson that I highlighted at the start of the month HERE.


Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Cloudtag, Starcom, Sunrise - Morons, like cockroaches, are everywhere & have few brain cells

Thanks firstly to those kind folks who showed some appreciation for the introduction to yesterday's bearcast - praise is always welcome. I am still in a bad mood so watch out for some choice French as I discuss Cloudtag (CTAG), Starcom (STAR), ECR Minerals (ECR), Kibo Mining (KIBO), Conroy (CGNR), Iofina (IOF) - in detail - and Sunrise Resources (SRES) and its broker Belfort Securities. Watch out it is placing ahoy at Sunrise as I explain in detail. Just do the math!

Kibo Mining – A case-study in greed from Sanderson and Beaufort

Having written about the dreadful Sanderson Capital Partners loan arrangement with Eurasia Mining (EUA) yesterday (HERE), I thought it might be insightful to provide a case-study in greed from the same guys at Kibo Mining (KIBO) and what it might mean for the stock going forward.

Video Louis Coetzee of Kibo at UK Investor Show

A past winner of the post show pro-celeb pizza making contest, Louis Coetzee here presents for Kibo Mining (KIBO). Enjoy.

Video: Dragons Den Session 4 from UK Investor: Ariana, ValiRx,Kibo & Jubilee Platinum

The fourth Dragon's Den session at UK Investor show saw myself (Tom Winnifrith), Brian Kinane and Steve Moore each invest £1,000 in shares. Our choice of where to invest was ValiRx (VAL), Jubilee Platinum (JLP), Kibo Mining (KIBO) or Ariana Resources (AAU). Enjoy.


Metal Tiger has reached a crazy market cap - sell!

If there was an award for issuing the most RNSs in the space of a few months, then Metal Tiger (MTR) would be well up there as one of the main contenders!


SP Angel Morning Mining Note: 600 Group, Glencore, Metminco, Obtala, Kibo & Stellar Diamonds

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on 600 Group (SIXH), Glencore (GLEN), Metminco (MNC), Obtala Resources (OBT), Kibo Mining (KIBO) and Stellar Diamonds (STEL) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.


SP Angel Morning Mining note: Kefi, Kibo, Xtract and Base Resources

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Base Resources (BSE), Kefi Minerals (KEFI), Kibo Mining (KIBO) and Xtract Resources (XTR) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.


SP Angel Morning Mining note: Beowulf Mining, Coal of Africa, Kibo, Dalridian & Tristar Res

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Beowulf Mining (BEM), Coal of Africa (CZA), Dalridian Resources (DALR), Kibo Mining (KIBO) and Tristar Resources (TSTR) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes: Alba Mineral Resources, Fastnet Equity, Kibo Mining, Mariana Resources, Strategic Minerals

Featuring shares in Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA), Fastnet Equity (FAST), Kibo Mining (KIBO), Mariana Resources (MARL) and Strategic Minerals (SML) with share price targets for all five stocks.

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes: Audioboom, Finnaust Mining, Fastforward Innovations, Kibo Mining, Octagonal, UK Oil & Gas

Featuring shares in Audioboom (BOOM), Finnaust Mining (FAM), Fastforward Innovations (FFWD), Kibo Mining (KIBO), Octagonal (OCT) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) with share price targets set for all six stocks.

Zak Mir's Great Request Show: Amerisur, Fastjet, Kibo Mining

If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at - Today I look at shares in Amerisur (AMER), Fastjet (FJET) and Kibo Mining (KIBO) setting share price targets for all three stocks.

Kibo Mining upbeat on coal to power project

East Africa-focused diversified coal play Kibo Mining (KIBO) is sounding increasingly enthusiastic about its 109 million-tonne Mbeya coal-to-power project in south-west Tanzania in the wake of a cheering update on the definitive feasibility study under way on the mining side of the project. With its AIM-quoted shares at 5.38p, between last December’s 12-month high of 9.75p and a 1.17p low, the Dublin-based company hopes to produce 1.48 million tonnes of thermal coal a year as from the first quarter of 2019 ’as long as there are no other snags,’ says chief executive officer Louis Coetzee, to feed a proposed 250-350 megawatt mouth-of-mine powered station to supply Tanzania’s fuel-hungry market.


Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - Caza Oil & Gas, Daniel Stewart, Goldplat, Kibo Mining, Teathers Financial, W Resources

Featuring shares in Caza Oil & Gas (CAZA), Daniel Stewart (DAN), Goldplat (GDP), Kibo Mining (KIBO), Teathers Financial (TEA), W Resources (WRES)


Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - Gulf Keystone, Kibo Mining, Pathfinder Minerals, Range Resources, Reach4Entertainment, Trinity Exploration

Featuring shares of Gulf Keystone (GKP), Kibo Mining (KIBO), Pathfinder Minerals (PFP), Range Resources (RRL), Reach4Entertainment (R4E), Trinity Exploration (TRIN), together with some share price targets.

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - Atlas Development, Connemara, Fastnet Oil & Gas, Kibo Mining, Octagonal, Sunrise Resources

Featuring the shares of Atlas Development (ADSS), Connemara (CON), Fastnet Oil & Gas (FAST), Kibo Mining (KIBO), Octagonal (OCT), Sunrise Resources (SRES), together with some share price targets.


Kibo project cheer for fired up Metal Tiger

Entrepreneurial mining investment minnow Metal Tiger (MTR) is drawing comfort from one of its investee companies, fellow AIM counter Kibo Mining, which has reported an upbeat pre-feasibility study on its Mbeya coal-to-power project in the East African state of Tanzania. According to Kibo, the study suggests Mbeya could achieve annual revenues of $48 million (£30.8 million), with a profit margin of $24 to $27 million a year, and bring payback in between 2.6 to 3.65 years, for a capital outlay of between $38 and $73 million, according to which development route the company decides to take.

Kibo Mining – operational progress keeps on coming!

It’s great to see a mining company on AIM doing exactly what it said it would do, especially in the current climate. This morning, Kibo Mining (KIBO) delivered its latest important milestone, on schedule. The company has released the findings of Phase 2 Stage 1 of its development plan for the Mbeya Coal to Power Project in Tanzania. Based on exploiting the 109.39mt inferred and indicated resource at the Rukwa coal deposit, this represents another significant step forward for Kibo. It’s now something of a surprise to see the company’s share price trading at 4.75p. Up only 0.63p on the day, it seems likely that Kibo’s shares are held back by the general headwinds blowing a gale against the resource sector. Unperturbed, the company continues to push forward.


Zak Mir's Great Request Show: Daniel Stewart, Kibo Mining, Nanoco

If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at - Today I look at shares in Daniel Stewart (DAN), Kibo Mining (KIBO), Nanoco (NANO) and set share price targets for all three.


Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - Amur Minerals, Beowulf Mining, Eurasia Minerals, Independent Oil & Gas, Kibo Mining, MTI Wireless Edge

Featuring Amur Minerals (AMUR), Beowulf Mining (BEM), Eurasia Minerals (EUA), Independent Oil & Gas (IOG), Kibo Mining (KIBO), MTI Wireless Edge (MWE)

SP Angel Morning Mining Note: Centamin, EMED, Kibo and Blue Rock Diamonds

In less combative mood than yesterday, John Meyer of SP Angel today comments on Centamin, EMED, Kibo and Blue Rock Diamonds as well as a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond. 


Exclusive Interview; Cameron Parry, CEO of Metal Tiger

Four months ago I suggested that mining investment specialist Metal Tiger (MTR) was a “mouse that might roar”. Despite two decent rallies since I covered the stock, on both occasions the share price gave back the gains. Today it trades at 0.7p, slightly above my original call. For anyone who has followed Metal Tiger closely this must have been a frustrating train of events, not least because of the significant progress the company has made in realising its ambitious goals. Yes, the mining sector remains mired in the severe downturn of recent years, but Metal Tiger has already proved its incisive edge in rooting out and profiting from some of the best buying opportunities in this tough environment. I caught up with CEO Cameron Parry to hear why he believes the current market is “alive with opportunity” and what he intends to do about it.

Exclusive interview with Kibo Mining CEO Louis Coetzee – Part 2

In the first part of this exclusive interview with Kibo Mining (KIBO) CEO Louis Coetzee we discussed the company’s flagship coal project at Rukwa, investor disappointment in 2013, why Kibo did not complete the deal with EWP, the unexpected interest from other major development partners, the current status of negotiations and the technical stage the project is at. In this second part of the interview, Mr Coetzee goes on to talk about Kibo’s other flagship venture, the gold project at Imweru, as well as the reasons for last week’s placement. Shareholders are not happy with Kibo at present, but Mr Coetzee delivers candid answers to the direct questions I put to him. 

Exclusive interview with Kibo Mining CEO Louis Coetzee – Part 1

Last Wednesday, Kibo Mining (KIBO) conducted a contentious £855,000 placement at 1.5p. The general mood among shareholders is pretty furious and it would have been easy to write a piece in response, blasting the company. As it happened, earlier in the week I had had a discussion with CEO Louis Coetzee about the future of the company, what happened in 2013 and Kibo’s relationship with the market. Mr Coetzee didn’t mention the placement to me when we first spoke. However, I obviously had to follow up with him to understand why Kibo had raised money again, having last been to market in July. Kibo now trades at 1.32p (last seen), valuing the company at £3.45million. The question many are asking is, is this time to bail out or hold firm?


Tom Winnifrith's Bearcast - October 8

Everyone else seems to be doing a podcast so I thought I’d do one. But unlike that soppy git on ADVFN who keeps telling folk to buy everything I am a bear by nature and this will be the BearCast. A daily look at profits warnings, what is wrong with the economy and markets and shorting opportunities. I do not mince my words. In this second edition I look at:

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Open letter to the FCA; please investigate Kibo Mining’s placement of March 31st

On March 31st this year, Kibo Mining (KIBO) raised £750,000 at 2.5p. The price of this placement was horrific, at a 42% discount to the previous close’s 65 day Moving Average (65MA) closing price. On March 28th Kibo’s 65MA closing price was 4.28p. In percentage terms, this was one of the worst recent cases of placement value destruction I have come across and there was a very strong suggestion that Kibo, and its shareholders, had been victim of blatant (and sloppy) forward selling. Forward selling is the term used to describe a version of market abuse whereby certain parties, armed with confidential “inside” information, use this to profit, by going heavily short a stock, which they know is trying to raise money. We see possible cases of forward selling of placements regularly on AIM and there is an impression that that the regulator is doing little to nothing about it. Below I have drafted an open letter to the FCA to ask them to investigate this matter.

Kibo Mining – could the horribly priced placement pay for entry into the Promised Land?

Rumours have abounded for a while that Kibo Mining (KIBO) has been the target of a coordinated shorting campaign. Although I’ve noticed it has been problematic buying Kibo stock in volume at times, so far I haven’t seen any firm evidence to confirm whether or not there is truth to the whispers. They could just be the sour grapes of investors who put money into a cash hungry business, during the severe sectoral downturn. Long term holders are bound to feel extremely disillusioned with how this company has developed, but after today’s RNS I am going to stick my neck on the line and say the worst could be over.


Placement Watch - Edenville Energy further proves its lack of fundamental value

On January 17th, Edenville Energy (EDL) caused outrage among its shareholders when it placed £1.4million at 0.07p. This was a greater than 50% discount and illustrates exactly the problem, which faces cash strapped junior would-be miners. Without sufficient backing, the “assets” these companies own are, to all intents and purpose, worthless. Today, Edenville has hardly helped any attempts at making a value case for this stock, as it placed again. This time it raised £250,000 at 0.06p. Further dilution, for such a small amount and at this awful price further calls into question Edenville’s viability. Oh, but hang on moment, I heard its shareholders cry, what about the Expression of Interest the company signed only nine days ago? Well...

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