African Aura appoints Thomas Weisel partners as financial advisor


    TSX-V: AAZ

    TORONTO, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - African Aura Resources Ltd. ("African Aura" or
the "Company", TSX-V: AAZ) announces that Thomas Weisel Partners has been
exclusively engaged as financial advisor to assist the special committee of
the board of directors of the Company in considering the unsolicited take-over
bid by Northern Financial Corporation.
    African Aura is a mineral exploration company with significant iron ore
and gold projects in Cameroon and Liberia. African Aura trades on the TSX-V
under the symbol AAZ. More information can be found on line at or by email at:

    About African Aura

    African Aura has a 'first-mover' exploration strategy, focused on the
discovery of economic gold, iron and uranium deposits in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Company has established a significant portfolio of gold properties within
Archaean greenstone and Proterozoic volcano-sedimentary belts, including its
flagship Batouri gold project in Cameroon where a maiden gold resource is
anticipated in 2009. The Company's portfolio also includes the 12 km long
Djoum iron project in Cameroon which has returned average grades of 54% Fe
from a 3km long section tested to date. African Aura trades on the TSX-V under
the symbol AAZ. More information can be found on line at
or by email at:
    For more information concerning the Company, please visit our website at: and SEDAR's website at: or contact the
Company directly.

    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: Contacts: African Aura Resources Ltd: John
Gray, Chief Executive, Tel: +44 (0) 207 239 4722,,
Cell: +44 (0) 779 616 7811,

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