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Ghana's gold diggers: Land and rivers laid to waste

The second in a series of four films on illegal gold mining investigates its devastating impact on the nearby environment.   

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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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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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