African Aura Resources Ltd. - Senior Officer Appointments


    TSX-V: AAZ

    TORONTO, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - African Aura Resources Ltd. ("African Aura" or
the "Company", TSX-V: AAZ), a gold exploration company with activities focused
in sub-Saharan Africa announces that it has appointed today Mr. David Swan as
Chief Financial Officer, subject to approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
    Mr. Swan is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience
having commenced his career with Arthur Andersen after graduating with
Bachelor of Commerce from University of Western Australia. Mr. Swan has
experience as an audit partner and as a financial controller and finance
director of several listed mining companies. Most recently he joined Oriel
Resources plc in 2004 and served as its Chief Financial Officer until its
eventual takeover in May 2008 for US$1.4 billion.
    The Company also announces the appointment of Mr. Mark Biddulph as Chief
Operating Officer based in Cameroon. Mark previously held the position of
Country Manager (Cameroon) for the Company and he brings over 20 years of
operating experience to the company including over 11 years with Anglogold
Ashanti, where most recently he was the General Manager in Mineral Resources
at the Obuasi mine in Ghana. 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
    In connection with these appointments, the Company has accepted the
resignation of Mr. Alex Gupta and Mr. Matthew Grainger as Chief Financial
Officer and Chief Operating Officer respectively and would like to express its
appreciation to them for their hard work and dedication. Mr. Grainger
continues to serve as a director of the Company.

    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
9,800km2, 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
    For more information concerning the reports, or to obtain additional
information on the Company, please visit our website at:
and SEDAR's website at: 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,
President & Chief Executive, Tel: +44 (0) 207 239 4722,, Cell: +44 (0) 779 616 7811

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