2008 News

Africa West Minerals Corp. (the "Company") is pleased to announce that further to its news release of November 10, 2008, the TSX Venture Exchange has approved a Mining Option Agreement (the "Agreement") between the Company and Cassidy Gold Corp. ("Cassidy") made as of November 5, 2008 pursuant to which Cassidy has an option to acquire a 60% interest in the Company's mining concession in Liberia, Africa.

As part of the consideration payable pursuant to the Agreement, Cassidy has subscribed for, and the Company has issued, 1,000,000 Common Shares of the Company at a per share price of $0.10 to Cassidy as of the date hereof. The Common Shares acquired by Cassidy are subject to a hold period until April 23, 2009, in accordance with applicable securities legislation. The proceeds received from Cassidy will be used to advance the Company's mineral exploration projects.

For further information please contact: James Gillis, President

THIS PRESS RELEASE, REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE CANADIAN LAWS, IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES, AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO SELL ANY OF THE SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN IN THE UNITED STATES. THESE SECURITIES HAVE NOT BEEN, AND WILL NOT BE, REGISTERED UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR ANY STATE SECURITIES LAWS, AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. PERSONS UNLESS REGISTERED OR EXEMPT THEREFROM.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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