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TanzaniteOne miners on strike again

Mirerani. The labor disputes between TanzaniteOne miners and their leadership at Mirerani in Simanjiro District, Manyara Region continue as   read more......
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Council picks team to review tanzanite cash

Simanjiro. A local authority in Manyara Region has formed a special team to review income accrued from gemstone mining activities in the area. read more......
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Small miners get Sh7.2bn in subsidies

Dodoma. The government provided Sh7.2 billion as subsidy to small scale miners, service providers and mineral dealers in 2015/16, Parliament heard read more......
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Ghana's gold diggers: Scramble comes at high cost

People have mined for gold in what is now Ghana for thousands of years. The precious metal has always been easy to find, hence the name the British gave the country whe read more......
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Tanzania Moots New Gem Plaza for Arusha

Arusha — The Tanzania government through the Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC), has put strategic plans to build a Tanzanite Plaza in Arusha City to read more......
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Water samples from mine taken for tests

Mara. Deputy environment minister Luhaga Mpina yesterday led a team of experts who took samples of water from Acacia North Mara Mine for tasting, in the wake of co read more......
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Minerals attracted colonial rulers more than better life

Afrika is rich! Even though such mineral wealth endowment did not result in better lifestyles for Afrikans, they certainly acted as an attraction point for colonial rule. read more......
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Mercury: Slow killer in Uganda's gold mines

  1. 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 …
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East Africa leads efforts to cut use of mercury in mining

  1. 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…
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Tanzania passes laws on renegotiation of mining, gas contracts

  1. 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…
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Tanzania's president suspends granting of mining licenses

  1. 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…
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Kenya's economy suffers due to mercury pollution

  1. 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…
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Hakirasilimali opinion on the Natural Resource Wealth Bills of 2017

  1. 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…
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