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Minister Holds Crunch Meeting With Miners Today

Minister of Mines and Natural Resources, Nii Osah Mills, is expected to hold a meeting today, Wednesday, February 17, with members of the Small Scale Miners Association read more......
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NGOs highlight Burkina gold 'legal void'

Swiss non-governmental organisations have criticised the extraction and importing of gold from Burkina Faso, which they say leads to abusive practices. Swiss gold refin read more......
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Miners seek to decriminalise possession of gold

THE Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) is set to hold a conference next month on the decriminalisation of gold possession.

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Gabon seeks riches in artisanal gold mining

In the remote wilderness of the Belinga mountains in northeast Gabon, men with shovels in hand dig from morning to night, filling wheelbarrows with soil laced with what read more......
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'Parts of SA mining sector in the ICU'

Cape Town - Job losses in South Africa's mining sector are likely to accelerate with mining companies such as Glencore and Anglo American battling to cope with a gl read more......
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Ghana's Economy Suffering Amid Illegal Mining Activities

The Chamber thus issued a warning that Ghana could lose “heavily” if their activities are allowed to fester ahead of the election in November.

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ANGOLA UNEARTHS ITS BIGGEST DIAMOND EVER - AN ENORMOUS 400 CARAT DIAMOND WORTH $20 MILLION

In a little over a year since it began operations in Angola, Australian diamond-mining company, Lucapa, has just discovered an enormous 400-carat diamond in the Lulo re read more......
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Tanzanian president splits energy and mining in ministry shake-up

  1. DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Tanzanian president John Magufuli split the energy and minerals ministry in two and appointed heads for the new ministries on Saturday, five months after sacking the p…
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Tanzania: One Killed, Another Cheats Death Following Mine Accident in Geita

  1. Geita - A small-scale miner has been killed after he was trapped in a collapsed mine at Lwamgasa Village in Geita Rural District on Tuesday. The body of the victim was found Thursday following resc…
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Tanzania to auction tanzanite from its source to curb smuggling

  1. Tanzania is expected to auction tanzanite in the mining site of Mererani on Saturday in efforts to sell the gemstones on its source to make the east African nation benefit from its natural resources. …
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Two die in attack to Avocet Mining's convoy in Burkina Faso

  1. West Africa-focused Avocet Mining said Wednesday that two paramilitary police officers were killed and other two suffer injuries after unknown aggressors assaulted a convoy carrying fuel to its Inata …
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Congo reinstates VAT on imports for mining companies

  1. KINSHASA, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Congo has reinstated a value added tax on mining company imports, the chamber of mines said on Saturday, part of what miners say is a deteriorating business climate in the…
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Ghana's gold, diamond output to drop as govt curbs small-scale mining

  1. PANAJI, India, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Ghana's gold output is likely to drop sharply in 2017 because of curbs on the small-scale mining that lifted production last year but was causing damage to the enviro…
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