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TIPS Annual Forum 2016 - Industrialisation and the Mining Economy

Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)Annual Forum 2016  'Industrialisation and the Mining Economy ' will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 14-15 J read more......
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ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme

Launched  in July 2015, the initiative “Capacity development of mineral institutions and of small-scale private sector operating in low-value minerals in Afr read more......
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Zimbabwe diamond firms revolt, to sue Gov't over mining ban

At least one of the diamond miners that saw their licences revoked and were as read more......
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Eritrea looks to build mining sector to kick-start economy

Eritrea expects to have four mines in operation by 2018 producing gold, copper, zinc and potash as one of Africa's poorest nations looks to build an industry that read more......
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Small scale gold miners target double output

SMALL scale gold miners are expected to double their output to more than 12 tonnes in 2016 on the back of improved support from the ongoing formalisation exercise.

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Illegal miners invade Zimbabwe's diamond fields

Zimbabwe's controversial Marange diamond fields has been invaded by illegal artisanal miners, a few days after the government ordered mining companies to leave the read more......
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Enhancing miner-farmer relations in 2016

Five years ago, the late esteemed Harare-based agrarian scholar, Professor Sam Moyo, noted that small-scale gold mining and panning had been growing in economic importa read more......
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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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4 soldiers, others arrested for extorting monies from illegal miners

  1. At least four soldiers and some individuals claiming to be national security operatives have been arrested for extorting monies from illegal small-scale miners popularly referred to as galamsey. A…
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