2008 News

Kamloops, British Columbia - August 22, 2008 - Africa West Minerals Corp. (the "Company") has received the resignation of Mark Newman as a director of the Company effective August 21, 2008. The board thanks Mr. Newman for his considerable contribution to the Company's formation and wishes him success in his future endeavours.

For additional information, please contact:

James T. Gillis, President
Telephone: (250) 314-0186
Jeffrey S. Ackert, VP Business Development and Exploration
Telephone: (613) 851-7699

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