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African Eagle Resources PLC
30 September 2003

            News Release                       30 September 2003

                          AFRICAN EAGLE RESOURCES plc

                               REVIEW OF PROGRESS




The highlight of the first half of 2003 was African Eagle's admission to AIM on
25th June, coupled with a #1.5 million financing, which was a great success in
view of the markets at the time. These funds together with an additional
#800,000 raised in a subsequent placing of the Company's shares in early
September will enable the Company to accelerate its exploration programmes in
Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique.

Preliminary exploration at the Eagle Eye copper-gold-silver prospect in Zambia
gave some highly encouraging results which have now been followed up with an
extensive exploration programme on the ground to establish targets for a
drilling programme scheduled to start in November 2003.

Exploration continued over the Company's expanded land holdings at our Miyabi
gold project, Tanzania, and on 4 September 2003 we announced some excellent
drilling results.  A further drilling programme is scheduled to begin during
October 2003. Gold Fields, with whom we are evaluating the Miyabi project, made
an additional #320,000 equity investment in the Company to obtain an exclusive
option over the new Miyabi holdings.


Exploration of our five Zambian projects is progressing well.  Two targets have
already yielded very positive results.

In February, we discovered the Eagle Eye deposit on our Sasare licence in
southeast Zambia, as announced on 7 March 2003. The discovery samples gave
impressive results, with high values of copper, silver, gold, palladium,
platinum, and uranium.  After our AIM admission, the Company accelerated its
exploration of Eagle Eye, and geological, geochemical and geophysical surveys
have been conducted by GeoQuest Limited ahead of a drilling programme planned
for November.

Eagle Eye has many of the characteristics of iron-oxide-copper-gold deposits
(IOCG), like Olympic Dam and Ernest Henry in Australia, Candelaria in Chile and
Salobo in Brazil.  IOCG deposits can be very profitable, with high grades and
large tonnages.

At African Eagle's Lunga exploration licence in central Zambia, Avmin has been
exploring under an option agreement with the Company.  Avmin completed five
diamond drill holes and numerous air core holes which yielded promising results.
The base metal mineralisation at Lunga shows similarities to a new discovery
made by First Quantum at Lufua on the Copperbelt. The Company now proposes to
commission a geophysical survey at Lunga.


At our Miyabi gold project, African Eagle recently completed a programme of
diamond and RC drilling which yielded some very good gold intersections, as
announced on 4 September 2003.  The Company has also made good progress on the
general exploration programme at Miyabi.  Our principal target is the 7 x 2 km
Miyabi Gold Corridor, where we have carried out high resolution geophysical
surveys and a programme of deep geochemical sampling using RAB drilling.  The
data from all these surveys is being used to plan a major drilling programme due
to begin in October.

In addition to the work on the Miyabi Corridor, we have been exploring the rest
of our 626 sq km holdings in the area, using airborne geophysical and
multi-element soil geochemical surveys to identify other mineralised targets.

We are exploring Miyabi in partnership with Gold Fields Limited, which increased
its equity investment in African Eagle by making a #320,000 placing during May,
prior to the company's admission to AIM.

Work has also progressed on our other Tanzanian holdings:  our shear zone gold
discoveries at Kakumbi and Msasa, and the nickel / platinum target at Zanzui.
However, we found no evidence of gold mineralisation in the Lubaika licence, and
did not exercise our option on that property.


This year saw the introduction of Mozambique's new mining law, and our two
licences have been converted to new style 5-year holdings.  We plan to carry out
geochemical soil sampling over the Muazua nickel and Majele gold and base metals
targets before the end of 2003, with trenching and magnetic surveys to follow.

Corporate & Financial

On 25 June, African Eagle's shares were admitted to trading on AIM, in
conjunction with an equity placing of #1.46 million.  This achievement
represents the successful culmination of a great deal of hard work by your
Board, particularly the executives, and I consider it a great success,
especially in view of the state of equity markets over the last 12 months.  Our
admission to AIM has generated a good deal of interest in the City, from
institutions, brokers and private investors and with the recent resurgence of
interest in the minerals exploration sector due to the increase in the gold
price we are now well positioned to take advantage of these better markets and
the opportunities they present.

Including the placing made on AIM admission, a total of 28,931,733 shares were
placed during the half year, raising #1,875,394 for the Group's activities.
Subsequently, a further 10,000,000 shares were placed, raising an additional
#800,000.  The Company currently has #1.8M in the bank, sufficient to conduct
well-designed exploration programmes at all of African Eagle's priority

For a review of all our projects and to see our previous news releases, visit
our web site www.africaneagle.co.uk

John Park


The African Eagle Group consists of African Eagle Resources plc (formerly Twigg
Minerals plc) and its wholly-owned subsidiaries Twigg Resources Limited in the
UK, Twigg Gold Ltd in Tanzania and Katanga Resources Limited in Zambia. The
Group's consolidated balance sheet at 30 June 2003 and profit and loss account
for the six months ending 30 June 2003 are set out below.  These financial
statements have been prepared with the assistance of our independent accountants
but have not been reviewed by our auditors.


                                                                                 Half year to      Half year to
                                                                                 30 June 2003      30 June 2002

                                                                                            #                 #
Turnover                                                                                    -                 -
Administrative expenses                                                             (144,301)         (175,080)
Operating loss                                                                      (144,301)         (175,080)
Interest receivable and similar income                                                  1,023               240
Loss on ordinary activities before taxation                                         (143,278)         (174,840)
Tax on loss on ordinary activities                                                          -                 -
Loss for the financial period                                                       (143,278)         (174,840)

Loss per share (pence)                                                                 (0.5p)            (0.8p)

                                                                                 Half year to      Half year to
                                                                                 30 June 2003      30 June 2002
                                                                                            #                 #

Loss for the financial period                                                       (143,278)         (174,840)
Currency differences on foreign currency net investments                             (24,555)          (34,280)
Total recognised gains and losses                                                   (167,833)         (209,120)

                                                                               At 30 Jun 2003    At 30 Jun 2002
                                                                                            #                 #
Fixed assets
Intangible assets                                                                   1,584,875         1,019,738

Tangible assets                                                                         7,520             7,098
Investments                                                                            13,592            13,591
                                                                                    1,605,987         1,040,427
Current assets
Debtors                                                                             1,450,541            11,813
Cash at bank and in hand                                                              240,769           552,812
Creditors - amounts falling due within one year                                      (75,554)          (78,579)
Net current assets / liabilities                                                    1,615,756           486,046
Total assets less current liabilities                                               3,221,743         1,526,473

Capital and reserves
Called up share capital                                                               585,635           268,318
Share premium account                                                               3,065,668         1,440,020
Other reserves                                                                        705,723           405,723
Profit and loss account                                                           (1,135,283)         (587,588)
Shareholders' funds                                                                 3,221,743         1,526,473

For further information                                           Tel                    Fax

John Park (Chairman)              African Eagle              00 61 7 5528 6750      00 61 7 5528 6750
Mark Parker (MD)                  African Eagle              01590 679 420          020 7691 7745
John Robertson                    Nabarro Wells              020 7710 7400          020 7710 7401

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