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Low copper prices cripple Zambian towns

The price of copper spent most of last year falling, which has had a profound impact on Africa's second-largest producer of the red metal - Zambia.

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'NAMIBIA TO PASS NEW MINING EMPOWERMENT LAWS BY APRIL 2017'

CAPE TOWN - Namibia wants new laws passed within a year compelling mining firms to have a minimum 20 percent stake reserved for the black majority, before issuing or re read more......
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Miners get support, training

THE government has introduced a small-scale mining portal which will connect small scale miners across the country with foreign markets and international mining dealers read more......
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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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Sierra Leone 'Peace Diamond' sold for less-than-expected

  1. Sierra Leone has sold one of the world's largest diamonds ever found at an auction in New York on Monday, fetching a lower-than-expected price of $6.5 million The egg-sized, 709-carat rough "Peace …
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Chinese 'investor' moves to evict 10,000 artisanal miners

  1. The space for artisanal miners in Uganda is slowly shrinking. As the country tries to strike a deal between artisanal miners and a developer of a gold mine in Mubende, a similar problem is playing out…
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Mining ministry hosts sector stakeholders

  1. The Ministry of Mining will hold the second edition of the annual Kenya Mining Forum in Nairobi that is expected to be opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta. The two-day event will showcase Kenya's mi…
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Mining industry must spread social and environmental progress to small-scale mines

  1. Artisanal and small-scale mines, normally operating in the informal economy, produce a big chunk of the minerals we use every day -- about a fifth of the world's gold produced each year, for example. …
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Artisanal miners being duped

  1. Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR) said on Monday artisanal miners, who are contributing significantly to the country's gold production, were being duped by middle-men who are buying the yellow meta…
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How a young German director documented illegal gold mining in Ghana

  1. Filmmaker Johannes Preuss has received a student Oscar for his film, "Galamsey," which was shot in Ghana and looks at the illegal gold trade there. DW met him to discuss how the country could "turn in…
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