Africo Resources - legal update on DRC proceedings

    TORONTO, Aug. 2 /CNW/ - Further to the news release dated 16 July 2007,
Africo Resources has been advised that the public hearing took place on Friday
27th July 2007 at the Supreme Court of Justice in Kinshasa, at which the
action against the three judges of the Tribunal de Grande Instance de
Lubumbashi was pled. While the three judges were not present at the hearing
they were represented by their lawyers. The final ordinance of the Supreme
Court is due to be pronounced by the President of the Court on 10th August

    Note for editors:

    Africo Resources Limited is a Canadian mineral company, committed to
developing, acquiring and exploring for base metal 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: (866) 365-4706; Charmane Russell
on (tel) +27(11) 880-3924

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