Africo receives support from DRC's Minister of Justice in legal battle

    TORONTO, Sept. 13 /CNW/ - Africo Resources Ltd. is pleased to make public
the contents of a letter received on the 12th September 2007 from Mr. Georges
Minsay Booka, Minister of Justice for the Democratic Republic of the Congo
(DRC). The letter is addressed to the Chairman of Gecamines, and copied to the
President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, the First President of the
Lubumbashi Court of Appeal, the Deputy General Manager of Gecamines, and our
legal Counsel in Kinshasa, Maitre Lukombe. The letter advises Gecamines to
take note that Akam Mining, which has claimed ownership rights to Swanmines
s.p.r.l., has bought non-existent shares in Swanmines s.p.r.l. The letter
reinforces that the rightful owners of Swanmines s.p.r.l. are, as they always
have been stated by Africo Resources Ltd., the H&J Swanepoel Famille Trust
s.p.r.l and Gecamines. H & J Swanepeol Famille Trust s.p.r.l. is held 100%
through various subsidiaries by Africo Resources Ltd.
    The letter directs Gecamines to prevent any disturbance to the
organisation and running of Swanmines s.p.r.l., and states the ownership of
Swanmines s.p.r.l. as being Gecamines (25%) and H & J Swanepoel Famille Trust
s.p.r.l. (75%). Swanmines s.p.r.l. owns the Kalukundi asset in Katanga
province, DRC.
    Dr Tony Harwood, CEO of Africo Resources Ltd, said today that he
continues to believe that justice will be done. "Africo Resources are the
rightful owners of the Kalukundi asset, through its subsidiary company H&J,
and the support received from the Minister will assist us in re-establishing
that ownership."
    The original letter and English translation is available to view on our
website at

    Note for editors:

    Africo Resources Ltd is a Canadian mineral company, committed to
developing, acquiring and exploring for base metal and gold assets in Africa.
The company's main project is Kalukundi, a development stage copper-cobalt
deposit located on the Katangan Copperbelt in the Democratic Republic of Congo
(DRC). The development team has an operational base in the DRC, with the
company corporate offices located in Vancouver, Canada. The company listed on
the Toronto Stock Exchange in December 2006.

    Forward-looking statements:

    This news release contains certain statements that may be deemed
"forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than
statements of historical fact, that address events or developments that Africo
expects to occur, are forward looking statements.

    Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts
and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans",
"anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential" and
similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may",
"could" or "should" occur. Although Africo believes the expectations expressed
in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such
statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may
differ materially from those in forward looking statements. Factors that could
cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking
statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration success,
continued availability of capital and financing and general economic, market
or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are
not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may
differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.
Forward looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of
Africo's management on the date the statements are made. Africo undertakes no
obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that
management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

    The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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For further information:

For further information: please visit our website at, or contact: Dr Tony Harwood, President and CEO, on
tel: +27(11) 463-0081; Chris Theodoropoulos, Chairman, on tel: (604) 646-3225;
Bill Cavalluzzo (Investor Relations), on tel: (416) 265-8049; Charmane Russell
(Investor Relations), on tel +27(11) 880-3924

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