Small-scale mining: Tales from the field

It's an hour's drive from Katoro Town to Kihesa mining camp at Lwamgasa Village in Geita District. Upon reaching the site, you are met with an environment that has almost been torn part. Hundreds read more......
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Mercury: Slow killer in Uganda's gold mines

Inside one of the dozens of gold camps that dot the foothills and valleys of Mubende in central Uganda, the hustle and bustle is astounding. 'Saigon City" nestled in the valley of Kayonza; Kitumbi read more......
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East Africa leads efforts to cut use of mercury in mining

East Africa is driving a global initiative to phase out the use of mercury in mining, as it is harmful to human health and the environment. Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Burundi have announ read more......
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Tanzania passes laws on renegotiation of mining, gas contracts

Tanzania's parliament passed two laws on Monday allowing the government to force mining and energy companies to renegotiate their contracts, despite pleas from the mining association for more time read more......
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Tanzania's president suspends granting of mining licenses

The Tanzanian president has ordered the mining ministry to suspend the granting of new licenses, a statement from State House said on Tuesday, the latest twist in an ongoing row between the government read more......
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Kenya's economy suffers due to mercury pollution

Mining communities in Kenya lose between Sh174 and Sh342 billion in earning potential every year due to mercury contamination, according to a new study published in The Journal of Environmental Manage read more......
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Hakirasilimali opinion on the Natural Resource Wealth Bills of 2017

At a public hearing today, HakiRasilimali submitted to the parlimentary committees on Energy and Minerals and Constitutional and Legal Affairs its opinion on the following bills tabled in parliament o read more......
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