2009 News

Africa West Minerals Corp. (the "Company") is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement, subject to regulatory approval, of up to 4,000,000 units (the "Units") at a price of $0.05 per Unit for aggregate proceeds of up to $200,000. Each Unit will consist of one common share of the Company and one-half of one non-transferable share purchase warrant, each whole warrant entitling the holder to purchase an additional common share at a price of $0.10 per share for a period of 12 months from the completion of the offering, subject to accelerated expiry in certain circumstances.

Finder's fees and warrants in amounts yet to be determined may be paid to persons who introduce the Company to investors.

Shares acquired by the placees, and shares which may be acquired upon the exercise of the share purchase warrants, will be subject to a hold period of four months plus one day from the date of completion of the financing in accordance with applicable securities legislation. The proceeds of the private placement will be used to advance the Company's mineral exploration projects.

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.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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