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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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Ghana: Dialogue on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM)

Ghanaian stakeholders in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) are gathering this week in Tarkwa to discuss how new collaborations and initiatives could crea read more......
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Tz Prime Minister ordered authorities to address land conflicts between Investors and Residents

Dar es Salaam. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has told regional and district commissioners to address land conflicts in their areas.

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Angola: UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention calls for release of human rights activist Jose Marcos Mavungo

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) has called on the government of Angola to immediately release Angolan human rights activist Jose Marcos Mavungo and grant him compens read more......
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Govt confiscates Sh2.5bn gemstones.

Moshi. The investigation against an India national (name withheld), who was arrested attempting to smuggle tanzanite gemstones worth Sh2.5 billion through the Kilimanjaro Inte read more......
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AfDB gathers ideas for African Natural Resources Center strategy

The African Natural Resources Center (ANRC), a new initiative by the African Development Bank (AfDB), got a boost in ideas from stakeholders on Friday, May 29

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Govt makes fortunes from gas, gold

The government revenues from the extractive sector jumped to Sh1. 2tr last year from Sh956bn in 2013, an increase of 28 per cent against 10 per cent decline in the number of companies during the pe 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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