January 21, 2008

Mano River Resources Inc. Appoints Lord Daresbury

Mano River Resources Inc (“Mano”), the TSX-V and AIM listed exploration and development company with divisions focused on gold, diamonds and iron ore in West Africa, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Daresbury as Non Executive Chairman of its majority owned subsidiary Stellar Diamonds Limited (“Stellar”) in preparation for an IPO expected in the spring of 2008.

From 2002 to 2004, Peter Daresbury served as Executive Chairman of Highland Gold Mining Ltd., a Russian gold mining company and from April 2005 to March 2007 he served as a Non Executive Director of Evraz Group S.A., a steel production and coal and iron ore mining company with assets in Russia

Peter Daresbury received an M.A. in History from Magdalene College, Cambridge University, and also received a Sloan fellowship from London Business School.

David Evans – Executive Chairman of Mano, commented:
“We are delighted to announce that Peter Daresbury is joining the Board of Stellar as Non Executive Chairman. We believe he will make a significant contribution to Stellar’s development and the success of the planned IPO.”

For further information, you are invited to visit the Company’s website at www.manoriver.com or contact one of the following:

Mano River Resources Inc +44 (0) 20 7299 4212
Luis da Silva, President & CEO

Pelham PR Ltd
Charles Vivian +44 (0) 20 7743 6670
James MacFarlane +44 (0)20 7743 6375

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited +44 (0)20 7459 3600
Edward Farmer

GMP Securities Europe LLP, an Appointed Representative of
Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited
James Hannon +44 (0) 20 7459 3606

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