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African Gold Group, Inc: Closes $1,000,000 Non-Brokered Private Placement

18 May 2006

African Gold Group, Inc., (“AGG” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has issued 500,000 common shares at $2.00 per share, for gross proceeds of $1,000,000 to a strategic member of the investment community. All of the issued shares will be subject to a regulatory hold period until September 17, 2006.

The Company also paid a finder’s fee of 5% of the gross proceeds raised, along with finder’s warrants for common shares equal to 10% of the common shares issued. Each finder’s warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share at $2.25 per share until May 16, 2008.

Proceeds from this placement will address general working capital requirements and the continuation of work programs at AGG’s Ghana and Mali gold concessions that will include the re-mobilization and resumption of a 10,000 metre diamond drill program at Kobada, Mali.

The company also announces that it has issued 20,000 options to an officer of the Company at an exercise price of $2.00 per option. The options will expire five years from the date of issue.

African Gold Group, Inc., based in Toronto, Canada, is engaged in the identification, acquisition and exploration of prospective gold projects that are situated along significant gold trends within West Africa. To date, the Company controls a total of nine gold concessions that are consolidated in five separate standalone exploration projects, of which three projects are located in Ghana and the remaining two are located in Mali, West Africa.

Additional Information is available on www.sedar.com or at

AFRICAN GOLD GROUP INC.

151 Yonge St.
11th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5C 2W7

Phone: 647-775-8538
Fax: 647-775-8301

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