Directors purchase company shares



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    TSX-V: AAZ

    TORONTO, July 7 /CNW/ - African Aura Resources Ltd. ("African Aura" or
the "Company", TSX-V: AAZ), a gold exploration company focused on sub-Saharan
Africa, announces that it was notified on July 4 2008 by Matthew Grainger and
Danesh Varma, both directors of the Company, that they had respectively
purchased shares in the Company.
    Mr Grainger purchased 83,000 shares July 4, 2008 taking his holding of
common shares in the Company to 201,519 shares, which is approximately 0.3% of
the Company's current issued and outstanding share capital.
    Mr Varma purchased 60,000 shares July 4, 2008 taking his holding of
common shares in the Company to 203,982 shares, which is approximately 0.3% of
the Company's current issued and outstanding share capital.

    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
7,800km(2), 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.

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For further information:

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

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