Aug 20 (Reuters) - Canada's Iamgold Corp has
delayed the sale process for its Sadiola gold mine in Mali
because of political instability in the country, a spokeswoman
said on Thursday.
Iamgold said in December it had reached a deal to sell its
41% interest in the mine, a joint venture with AngloGold Ashanti
Ltd, to Allied Gold Corp.
Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigned on Tuesday
and dissolved parliament hours after soldiers detained him at
gunpoint and seized power in a coup.
"We note that the only outstanding matter is the signature
of the prevailing government authorities," Iamgold spokeswoman
Indi Gopinathan said in an email. She did not provide an
estimate on closing.
The government of Mali owns an 18% interest in the mine.
Africa's fourth-biggest producer of gold, Mali's output rose
to 71.1 tonnes in 2019 from 66.8 tonnes the previous year, the
government has said.
(Reporting by Jeff Lewis; Editing by Chris Reese and Peter