African Aura Resources Limited - Progress update Batouri gold project, Eastern Cameroon



    
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    TORONTO, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - African Aura Resources Ltd. ("African Aura" or
the "Company", TSX-V: AAZ), an exploration company with gold, iron ore and
uranium exploration activities in sub-Saharan Africa, announces that it has
received further encouraging intersections from the Company's 100% owned
Batouri gold project in eastern Cameroon.

    
    -   Drilling includes 35.1g/t over 1m, 10.0g/t over 2.5m and 2.3g/t
        over 6m

    -   Results confirm presence of a significant gold system

    -   55 holes completed at Batouri to date for a total of 5,671m

    -   Phase II 5,000m diamond drilling resource programme commenced

    Kambele Gold Prospect

    Results have been received from 11 holes drilled on the Kambele - Dem
trend drilled in November - December 2008 (Table 1 and Map at:
    http://www.african-aura.com/s/Batouri.asp?ReportID=155407).

    Table 1 Assay results from drilling at Kambele

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                                                       Apparent         Gold
    Prospect  Hole ID       From (m)        To (m)     width (m)     (g/t Au)
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    Kambele   KBDD0025        43.45         44.95           1.5         3.33
                       ------------------------------------------------------
                              54.00         55.00           1.0         0.79
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                              67.00         69.00           2.0         0.79
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                              70.00         72.00           2.0         1.56
                       ------------------------------------------------------
                              85.00         86.00           1.0         1.14
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              KBDD0026         3.00          4.50           1.5         0.95
                       ------------------------------------------------------
                               9.00         12.00           3.0         2.99
                       ------------------------------------------------------
                              47.00         48.00           1.0        35.10
                       ------------------------------------------------------
                              63.00         64.00           1.0         1.08
                       ------------------------------------------------------
                              68.00         69.00           1.0         1.55
                       ------------------------------------------------------
                              79.00         80.00           1.0         1.84
                       ------------------------------------------------------
                              93.00         95.00           2.0         1.51
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              KBDD0027                                              No value
                                                        (greater than)0.5g/t
             ----------------------------------------------------------------
              KBDD0028        30.00         33.00           3.0         4.75
                       ------------------------------------------------------
                              54.00         55.00           1.0        14.50
                       ------------------------------------------------------
                              63.00         65.00           2.0        12.35
                       ------------------------------------------------------
                              75.00         76.00           1.0         1.19
                       ------------------------------------------------------
                              77.00         78.00           2.0         1.29
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              KBDD029                                               No value
                                                        (greater than)0.5g/t
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              KBDD0030        10.00         11.50           1.5         0.83
                       ------------------------------------------------------
                              14.50         16.00           1.5         5.33
                       ------------------------------------------------------
                              20.50         25.00           4.5         0.69
                       ------------------------------------------------------
                              26.50         28.00           1.5         0.69
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              KBDD031                                               No value
                                                        (greater than)0.5g/t
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              KBDD032                                               No value
                                                        (greater than)0.5g/t
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              KBDD034                                               No value
                                                        (greater than)0.5g/t
             ----------------------------------------------------------------
              KBDD0035        56.50         59.00           2.5        10.04
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              KBDD0036        52.00         58.00           6.0         2.36
                       ------------------------------------------------------
                              87.00         88.80           1.8         4.68
             ----------------------------------------------------------------
              KBDD037                                               No value
                                                        (greater than)0.5g/t
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    Intersections are based on a 0.5 g/t Au cut-off grade with no top cut
    applied.
    

    Phase Two drill programme at Kambele

    A Phase II drilling programme has commenced employing both of the
Company's in-house owned and operated diamond drill rigs. As previously
announced the programme will focus on systematically testing "Kambele South"
which is the area of most intense artisanal gold mining and from where the
best drilling results have been received to date. An initial nine holes will
be drilled to step out from the known mineralisation followed by infill of up
to 30 drill holes to depths of 110m across 5 fences to potentially define an
initial resource estimate for this zone.
    Subject to results from this stage of drilling, the core of the 3.5km
strike length of the Kambele - Dem trend to the north-east will be
drill-tested with fences at 200m spaced intervals across the trend.

    Dimako Gold Prospect

    Dimako is located 7km to the southwest of Kambele, and is the southern
section of a 3.5km long north-south structure on which extensive hard rock
artisanal pitting has occurred on high grade gold mineralised quartz veins to
depths of 20m. To date, 17 holes have been completed at Dimako totalling
1,505m. Previously announced drilling results from Dimako include 12.98g/t
gold over 2.4m, and 16.44g/t gold over 1.10m. A recent follow up drill hole
has returned 2.82g/t over 1.14m.

    Amndobi Gold Prospect

    Exploration at Amndobi, located 8km northwest of Kambele, has indentified
a 4.9km long prospect as defined by a +50ppb gold in soil contour. Assay
results from five trenches of approximately 100m length and 2m depth across a
1,034m section of the prospect have returned grades that confirm the presence
of a gold bearing structure. Further trenching will be undertaken on Amndobi
in the course of 2009 to define potential drill targets (Table 2).

    
    Table 2 Assay results from trenching at Amndobi

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                                                                        Gold
    Prospect  Trench ID     From (m)        To (m)     Width (m)     (g/t Au)
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    Amndobi   AMDTR002        54.00         56.00          2.00         4.68
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              AMDTR003        70.00         72.00          2.00         0.70
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    John Gray, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

    "These most recent assay results from diamond drilling continue to
support previous indications that there is a significant high grade vein and
stockwork hosted gold system at Kambele. Multiple shallow dipping zones of
gold mineralisation across the widest (500m+) section of the trend coincide
with the most intensive areas of hard rock artisanal gold workings and a
resource definition drilling programme has now commenced. We look forward to
updating shareholders as results are received."

    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.

    Quality Control and Sample Preparation

    African Aura has a rigorous Quality Control Program (QCP) inserting a
minimum 5% standards, blanks and duplicates into the sample stream. The
Company employs independently owned and managed OMAC Laboratories for all its
assay requirements, including the preparation of pulps to 90% -100micron at
their in-country preparation facilities in Cameroon and Liberia, followed by
50gram fire assay (with lower detection limit of 2ppb Au) at their main
laboratory in Loughrea, Ireland. OMAC is accredited to ISO 17025 by INAB
(Irish National Accreditation Board) which is a member of ILAC (International
Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation), and is a signatory to the ILAC Mutual
Recognition Arrangement. OMAC operates an internal QA/QC check assay programme
using in-house standards, reagent blanks and duplicates.

    About African Aura

    African Aura (TSX-V: AAZ) has a 'first-mover' exploration strategy,
focused on the discovery of economic gold, iron and uranium deposits in
sub-Saharan Africa. The Company commenced exploration in 2004 and has
established a portfolio of exploration licences totalling approximately
7,800km2, targeting areas of active artisanal gold mining within Archaean
greenstone and Proterozoic volcano-sedimentary belts. The portfolio includes
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. For more information on African Aura we invite you to visit
the Company's website at www.african-aura.com.

    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 potential mineralisation
and reserves, exploration results and 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. 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. The
Company has no obligation to update or modify such forward-looking statements,
either as a result of new information, future events or for any other reason,
and we expressly deny any such obligation in relation thereto. Important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from African
Aura's expectations are disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and
elsewhere in African Aura's reports and other documents filed from
time-to-time with the TSX Venture Exchange and other regulatory authorities in
Canada.
    The securities described herein have not been and will not be registered
under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities
laws of any state and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent
an exemption from registration.
    For more information concerning the reports, or to obtain additional
information on the Company, please visit our website at: www.african-aura.com
and SEDAR's website at: www.sedar.com or contact the Company directly.

    
    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this press release.
    




For further information:

For further information: African Aura Resources Ltd, John Gray, Chief
Executive, Tel: +44 (0) 207 239 4722, John.gray@african-aura.com,
www.african-aura.com, Cell: +44 (0) 779 616 7811

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