2009 News

Red Rock Resources may earn 70% of project over 3 years

Kamloops, British Columbia - August 27, 2009 - Africa West Minerals Corp. (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has recently signed an agreement whereby Red Rock Resources PLC (RRR:AIM) has the option to earn 70% of the Ngira-Migori Gold Project in Kenya, East Africa. Under the terms of the agreement Red Rock will spend a minimum of US$180,000 in the first two years, which includes 1200m of drilling and then a minimum of 2400m of drilling in the third year. Red Rock has paid Africa West US$20,000 upon signing. Africa West Minerals, through their wholly owned subsidiary Gold Rim Exploration Kenya Ltd., is earning 100% of the Ngira-Migori project.

The 320 square kilometre Ngira-Migori property is located in the Migori Archean greenstone belt in southern Kenya, within 25 kilometres of the Tanzanian border. The project is adjacent to the former gold, silver and copper producing Macalder Mine, which operated between 1941 and 1963. Previous exploration work at Ngira-Migori has included reconnaissance geological mapping and soil sampling over the central portion of the property where current artisanal mining is taking place. The soil sampling has indicated several areas of gold in soil anomalies. Mineralization in this area is characterized by gold in quartz reefs as well as gold associated with massive to disseminated sulphides. Lithology of the area includes greywacke, tuffaceous volcanics and Banded Iron Formation. Surface grab sampling at two of the mineralized reefs returned from 30ppb to 16.7 gAu/t.

"We are very happy to bring Andrew Bell and his team at Red Rock Resources into the Ngira-Migori project." comments Jeffrey Ackert, VP Business Development for Africa West. "With their knowledge of the Macalder Mine and the other surrounding property, they will be able to delineate the potential of our project quickly and efficiently." Red Rock Resources has recently entered into a farm in agreement with Kansai Mining to acquire an interest in the two adjacent licences. Details of that property and the terms of their agreement can be found at Red Rock Resources' website (www.rrrplc.com).

The technical content of this news release has been prepared under the supervision of Jeffrey Ackert, who is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

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

This news release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur. Although Africa West believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of Africa West's management on the date the statements are made. Africa West undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change, except as required by law.

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