African Aura and Mano River announce extension to the deadline to conclude definitive agreement



    
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    TSX-V: AAZ/MNO
    AIM: MANA
    

    TORONTO, May 15 /CNW/ - African Aura Resources Ltd. ("African Aura"
TSX-V: AAZ) and Mano River Resources Inc. ("Mano River" TSX-V: MNO & AIM:
MANA) announced today that they have extended the deadline, to conclude
procedural matters, from May 15, 2009 to June 12, 2009 in respect of their
proposed business combination (the "Transaction"). The principal terms of the
transaction will remain unchanged.
    Please refer to the news releases of African Aura and Mano River dated
April 15, 2009 for more information on the Transaction.

    About African Aura

    African Aura (TSX-V: AAZ) has a 'first-mover' exploration strategy,
focused on the discovery of economic iron, gold, and uranium deposits in
sub-Saharan Africa. African Aura commenced exploration in 2004 and has
established a portfolio of exploration licences totalling approximately
9,480km(2), targeting areas of active artisanal gold mining within Archaean
greenstone and Proterozoic volcano-sedimentary belts. The portfolio includes
the 12km long Nkout iron project in southern Cameroon, the Batouri gold
project in eastern Cameroon, the Fula Camp gold project in western Liberia,
and a pipeline of significant prospects for drill testing, as well as numerous
other gold, uranium and iron ore targets that require follow up exploration.
African Aura trades on the TSX-V under the symbol AAZ. More information can be
found on line at www.african-aura.com and at SEDAR's website: www.sedar.com.

    About Mano River

    Mano River is an established West African exploration and development
company with a primary listing on the TSX-V (MNO) and a secondary listing on
London's AIM (MANA). Mano River is focused on the discovery of world-class
gold, diamond and iron ore deposits in the highly prospective, under explored,
West African Mano River Union countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Mano River has a highly motivated and experienced team with a record of
discovering mines and taking projects towards development and production.
    Mano River's major assets are the gold deposit at New Liberty and the
Putu iron ore project, both in Liberia. In Guinea, through its 60% owned
subsidiary, Stellar Diamonds, the Mandala alluvial diamond mine was
commissioned during April 2009 for commercial production. In Sierra Leone,
Stellar is exploring/developing the Kono and Tongo kimberlite dykes. Mano
River also has a number of other promising projects which it plans to advance
in the short to medium term.
    A pioneer company in West Africa, Mano River has attracted some excellent
strategic partners, particularly in iron ore and on its diamond properties,
always with the objective of preserving or enhancing shareholder value. More
information can be found on line at www.manoriver.com and at SEDAR's website:
www.sedar.com.

    
    Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as
    that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
    





For further information:

For further information: African Aura Resources Ltd., John Gray,
President & CEO, Tel: +44 (0) 1235 511 915, Cell: +44 (0) 779 616 7811,
john.gray@african-aura.com; Mano River Resources Inc., Luis da Silva,
President & CEO, Tel: +44 (0) 207 299 4211

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