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West African Resources Ltd Technical Report Filed for Mankarga 5 Resource Estimate

PERTH, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--West African Resources Ltd (ASX:WAF) (TSXV:WAF) is pleased to announce that it has filed an updated technical report and resource estimate (the "Technical Report"), dated effective May 28, 2014 for the Company's Mankarga 5 Project in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The Technical Report was updated to reflect the previously announced Significant Increase and Upgrade to the Mankarga 5 Resource (see news release dated May 1, 2014).

The Technical Report has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian Securities Administrators' National Instrument 43-101 and is authored by independent Qualified Persons. The report is available under the Company's profile at:
http://www.sedar.com
and will also be available on West African's Website at:
http://www.westafricanresources.com

The Company is focussed on near-term production with the immediate focus on the Mankarga 5 deposit and existing nearby gold prospects. The Company has set a goal of being a +50,000oz per annum gold producer within two years, subject to study outcomes, via a low-cost heap leach starter project. In February, West African announced it had secured a second-hand 1.6Mtpa heap leach plant as part of its plan to fast-track development of Mankarga 5. The proposed project development schedule for Mankarga 5 and surrounding prospects is shown in link below.

To view the table for proposed project development, please visit:
http://www.usetdas.com/maps/westafrican/WestAfricanTable.pdf

About West African Resources Limited

Dual listed (TSX-V and ASX) West African Resources Limited is a gold-copper exploration company dedicated to creating shareholder value through the acquisition, exploration and development of resource projects in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

West African has a landholding of 6,370sq km and 200km of strike length of early Proterozoic Birimian greenstone belts, which are highly prospective for gold mineralisation.

Contacts

West African Resources Limited
Nathan Ryan
Investor Relations
T: +61-420-582-887
E: info@westafricanresources.com
WWW: www.westafricanresources.com