SOURCE: Pan African Mining Corp.

February 19, 2007 12:26 ET

Pan African Mining Corp. Appoints Dr. Andrew E. Moore as Vice-President, Diamond Exploration, of Its Expanding African Program

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 19, 2007 -- PAN AFRICAN MINING CORP. (the "Company") (TSX-V: PAF) is pleased to announce that it has now appointed Dr. Andrew E. Moore, Ph.D., to serve as its Vice-President, Diamond Exploration. Dr. Moore has been directing the Company's diamond program in Madagascar since 2005 as a senior geological consultant. He now heads the expanding program as an executive officer. Dr. Edward Schiller and Dr. Felix Kaminsky also serve as senior consultants on the diamond program, which has a team of 12 full-time Malagasy field geologists and technicians on the ground in Madagascar.

Considerable milestones have been achieved to date in the Company's Madagascar diamond program, which remains the focus of the Company's diamond exploration efforts. However, new permit applications have recently been filed by the Company in Botswana and Namibia on ground deemed to be highly prospective for potential primary kimberlitic diamond sources. In addition, joint venture discussions have been underway concerning other prospective diamond properties in Lesotho and South Africa. Pete Siegfried, P.Geol., will be supporting the diamond program's efforts in Namibia.

Dr. Andrew E. Moore, a South African national, received his Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Cape Town. He is a seasoned diamond geologist with over twenty seven years experience in Africa, having worked on major exploration projects for a wide range of companies including de Beers, Rio Tinto, Falconbridge and Trans Hex Group. Andy is well known in the industry for his successful interpretations of kimberlitic indicator mineral anomalies in the Kalahari Desert environment of Namibia and Botswana, where he has been working previously. He will oversee the Company's diamond program from Antananarivo, Madagascar and his home in Maun, Botswana.

The Company now has five executive officers and two managing directors of its Malagasy subsidiaries. In addition to Dr. Moore they are: Irwin Olian (Chairman, President & CEO), Limor Rubin (CFO), Ardito Martohardjono (Vice-President, Laboratory Services), Jennifer Todhunter (Secretary), and Fafah Ramboasalama and Olivier Rakotomalala (Resident Managers in Madagascar).

About Pan African

The Company is an exploratory resource company with approximately 10,000 square kilometres of diversified mineral properties and 5,500 square kilometres of uranium properties in Madagascar. The Company is exploring these properties for gold, coal, uranium, precious stones, base metals and industrial commodities. In addition, the Company is exploring two properties for gold and metals in Mozambique under a Joint Venture. Its operations in Madagascar are carried out through its operating subsidiary, PAM Madagascar Sarl, and its uranium activities are carried out through its 80% owned subsidiary PAM Atomique Sarl. The Company has offices in Vancouver, Canada and Antananarivo, Madagascar. More information about the Company is available at www.panafrican.com

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
PAN AFRICAN MINING CORP.

"Irwin Olian"
Irwin Olian
Chairman & CEO
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of the information contained herein. The statements made in this press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ from the Company's expectations.

Contact Information

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    Irwin Olian
    President and CEO
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    Phone: (604) 899-0100
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    Tom Kinakin
    Corporate Communications - Vancouver
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    Carrie Howes
    Corporate Communications - London
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    Pan African Mining Corp.
    Suite 1925, Box 11553
    650 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC
    V6B 4N8