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Cameroon: Virtual Mining - How to Make a Fortune By Failing

Cameroon has a growing portfolio of failed mining projects in which a few well-connected individuals have made millions, all the while the minerals have remained deep under the ground. We investiga read more......
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Women Play Major, Yet Underreported Role in African Mining Sector

Many studies into the mining sector have described how masculine the industry is. However, reports from the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) and the African read more......
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Tanzania: Five Small Gold Miners Die After Being Trapped in Geita District Pit

Mwanza — Five small scale-miners at Mgusu Mine in Geita Region have died and four others injured after being trapped in a pit as they were looking for gold on W read more......
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IN PICTURES: Kenya's gold rush

ANAIROBI - Although a number of local and international mining firms operating in western Kenya have been granted gold exploration licences, the country's gold mini read more......
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Moz villagers digging for rubies 'shot and left to die'

South African business moguls Christo Wiese and Brian Gilbertson loom large behind Gemfields, an "ethical" gemstone company accused of operating in a " read more......
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Congo activists urge government to pass new mining code

Activist groups in Democratic Republic of Congo urged the government on Thursday to revive plans for a new mining code, saying the higher revenues it would generate w read more......
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Can mining dig rural women out of poverty in Ghana?

An IIED dialogue with small-scale mining communities discovered women see mining as a source of hope – but that their dreams are seldom realised.

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We Will support Ghana To fight Galamsey -- Chinese Ambassador

  1. China has made yet another strong commitment to help the government of Ghana to control the menace of illegal mining properly referred to as galamsey. A number of arable lands have been destroyed b…
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Wall around tanzanite mines has started paying off

  1. Tanzania has recorded increased revenues from sales of tanzanite, which authorities attribute to the 24km perimeter wall surrounding the mines in Mirerani in the northern Manyara Region, constructed i…
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Tarime suspends small scale mining in Kibaga

  1. According to the Tarime District Commissioner, Glorious Luoga, the mine will remain closed for unspecified period pending an ongoing investigations under the district safety and security committee fin…
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Congo miners buying cobalt from artisanal operators to balance market

  1. Despite calls for increased transparency along the cobalt supply chain to avoid alleged human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the activity continues to escalate, with as many as…
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NBC managers pledge to graduate artisanal miners into mining companies

  1. NBC's Head of Small and Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) Evance Luhimbo said in Geita town where an inaugural Mining Technology Exhibition is underway this week that the Dar es Salaam based bank is read…
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Inter-Ministerial Committee On Illegal Mining To Vet Registered Artisanal & Small-scale Miners

  1. The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining is set to vet all registered artisanal and small-scale miners across the country in a bid to regularise their future activities before it makes recomm…
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