About Us

New Kush Exploration & Mining Company Ltd (NKEM) is a first mover gold exploration company focused on East Africa, particularly South Sudan, northern Uganda and Ethiopia, with a vision to discover new frontier mineral deposits hosting in excess of 3 million ounces of gold.

NKEM has operated in South Sudan since 2006 and in February 2008 was the first exploration and mining company to be incorporated in Juba following the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

The company was the first modern day explorers for hard minerals in  South Sudan, which included an extensive Aeromagnetic and radiometric survey across NKEM’s concession areas awarded in 2007 in Eastern Equator.  Simultaneously, NKEM’s geologists conducted fieldwork in our Ugandan exploration areas in Kaabong consistent with our exploration strategy and philosophy.

Our technical team has over 60 years cumulative experience mostly in African geographies with several significant discoveries of gold, platinum group metals, and uranium deposits. Currently the team is  involved in the development of major new coal, titano magnetite, tin and uranium deposits across the African continent.