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Formalising artisanal mining can spark great benefits, say NGOs

 CAPE TOWN (miningweekly.com) – Some of the millions of artisanal mineworkers in the world are starting to get recognition, with more of these miners working read more......
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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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Artisanal gold miners in Nigeria seek government help

  1. Artisanal gold miners in the Niger state of Nigeria are asking the Muhammadu Buhari government to help them operate under conditions that allow them to take better care of the environment and contribu…
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EDITORIAL: Improve miners' welfare

  1. Reports that a gold mining firm has applied for a licence to extract the precious metal from the leftovers of small-scale miners in Migori is a clear sign that the local residents have been left to th…
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Need to improve miners safety and health standards

  1. ARTISANAL and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is undoubtedly a growing sector that contributes significantly to the growth of the country’s economy. Although, there are no official statistics, estimat…
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Fund artisanal miners to grow gold output

  1. REPORTS that gold deliveries declined marginally in February to 2,01 tonnes compared to 2,6 tonnes delivered in January due to rains that hit most parts of the country, call for authorities to come up…
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CIVIL SOCIETIES CALL REGARDING THE SECURITY OF CITIZENS, HUMAN RIGHTS AND RULE OF LAW IN TANZANIA

  1. A press statement read by Mr. Amani Mhinda, Executive Director of HakiMadini on behalf of northern zone human rights defenders coalition held 21/Feb/2018 at HakiMadini's office Civil Societies Organiz…
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Restructuring mining sector can reduce poverty, grow economy, say experts

  1. Stakeholders in the Nigerian mining sector have expressed optimism over its outlook, especially in addressing poverty, and adding a contribution of over 10 per cent to the country's Gross Domestic Pro…
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