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Team to examine North Mara problems

MINISTER of Energy and Minerals, Professor Sospeter Muhongo, has announced that a special committee will be formed any time from today to work on chronic problems facin read more......
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Could they be legalised? Ghana

Illegal small-scale gold mining is a huge problem in Ghana, both for the environment and for public health. But it also brings economic benefits. Crucially, the income read more......
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Chinese miners bring conflict. Ghana

China has had a long history of investment in Ghana, whether it be building the country’s national theatre or constructing roads and dams. But the Chinese influen read more......
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Mineral officials assure workers on safety of tanzanite mines

The tanzanite mines at Mererani in Simanjiro District of Manyara Region are safe and show no signs that they will collapse as some miners claimed, according to senior m read more......
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Zimbabwe: Chinese Buyers Exploiting Chrome Miners

SMALL scale chrome miners are singing the blues because buyers from China who are now dominating the market are driving a hard bargain.

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AngloGold says Ghana manager killed in riot over illegal mining

ACCRA, Feb 10 (Reuters) - AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday its head of corporate affairs in Ghana was killed during a riot involving illegal miners at its Obuasi min read more......
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Shanta Gold posts record output in Tanzania

Shanta Gold’s output recovered strongly in the second half of 2015 after another record quarter at its New Luika mine in Tanzania, the miner has said in a stateme 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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