Tembo Gold Hires Exploration Manager for Tembo Gold Project

April 10, 2012

Tembo Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:TEM)(FRANKFURT:T23) ("Tembo" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Peter Haworth, a highly experienced exploration and mining geologist with considerable African exploration and project management experience, has been appointed as Exploration Manager. Peter will be based in Tanzania where Tembo is undertaking an extensive Phase 1, 90,000 meter drilling program on the Tembo Gold Project. Peter has a BSc (Engineering) (Mining Geology) from University of the Witwatersrand and a Master of Business Leadership from the University of South Africa, and boasts a Mine Managers Certificate of Competency in South Africa. In addition to broad geological experience in a number of commodities, Peter, most importantly, spent nine years in the Barberton Mountain Land of South Africa, host to greenstone gold mineralization and with a long history of operating mines. Following that, for two years Peter was exploration manager West Africa for Avgold Limited, managing gold exploration programs in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Senegal. Most recently Peter was with Metorex Ltd and managed large exploration drilling programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and has gained extensive experience in both RC and diamond drilling.

David Scott, President & CEO stated "We are extremely pleased that Peter has accepted our offer to lead our exploration efforts in Tanzania and know that he will form an invaluable member of our exploration team. With five drill rigs currently turning and three more scheduled to be mobilized in the next couple of weeks, his experience and leadership will be important in our maintaining focus and ensuring consistent standards of geological inputs and understanding."

About Tembo Gold Corp

Tembo Gold is a Canadian public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V") under the symbol TEM. The Company currently has 100% interest in the Tembo Gold Project which is located adjacent to African Barrick's 20Moz Bulyanhulu Mine in the prolific Lake Victoria Greenstone belt in Tanzania. Our focus is the discovery and development of world-class gold projects in Africa. The company has assembled a highly experienced team with a proven history of developing, financing, and operating mining projects in Africa. With approximately $13 million in the Treasury, the Company's exploration strategy is to discover mineral resources as well as continue to look for additional opportunities that can bring value to the Company and shareholders.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Tembo, David Scott, President & CEO

David Scott, President & CEO

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

Tembo Gold Corp.
Marc Cernovitch
Director & VP Business Development
416.619.9010
mcernovitch@tembogold.com
www.tembogold.com