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Minister Holds Crunch Meeting With Miners Today

Minister of Mines and Natural Resources, Nii Osah Mills, is expected to hold a meeting today, Wednesday, February 17, with members of the Small Scale Miners Association read more......
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NGOs highlight Burkina gold 'legal void'

Swiss non-governmental organisations have criticised the extraction and importing of gold from Burkina Faso, which they say leads to abusive practices. Swiss gold refin read more......
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Miners seek to decriminalise possession of gold

THE Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) is set to hold a conference next month on the decriminalisation of gold possession.

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Gabon seeks riches in artisanal gold mining

In the remote wilderness of the Belinga mountains in northeast Gabon, men with shovels in hand dig from morning to night, filling wheelbarrows with soil laced with what read more......
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'Parts of SA mining sector in the ICU'

Cape Town - Job losses in South Africa's mining sector are likely to accelerate with mining companies such as Glencore and Anglo American battling to cope with a gl read more......
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Ghana's Economy Suffering Amid Illegal Mining Activities

The Chamber thus issued a warning that Ghana could lose “heavily” if their activities are allowed to fester ahead of the election in November.

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ANGOLA UNEARTHS ITS BIGGEST DIAMOND EVER - AN ENORMOUS 400 CARAT DIAMOND WORTH $20 MILLION

In a little over a year since it began operations in Angola, Australian diamond-mining company, Lucapa, has just discovered an enormous 400-carat diamond in the Lulo re read more......
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Wall around tanzanite mines has started paying off

  1. Tanzania has recorded increased revenues from sales of tanzanite, which authorities attribute to the 24km perimeter wall surrounding the mines in Mirerani in the northern Manyara Region, constructed i…
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Tarime suspends small scale mining in Kibaga

  1. According to the Tarime District Commissioner, Glorious Luoga, the mine will remain closed for unspecified period pending an ongoing investigations under the district safety and security committee fin…
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Congo miners buying cobalt from artisanal operators to balance market

  1. Despite calls for increased transparency along the cobalt supply chain to avoid alleged human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the activity continues to escalate, with as many as…
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NBC managers pledge to graduate artisanal miners into mining companies

  1. NBC's Head of Small and Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) Evance Luhimbo said in Geita town where an inaugural Mining Technology Exhibition is underway this week that the Dar es Salaam based bank is read…
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Inter-Ministerial Committee On Illegal Mining To Vet Registered Artisanal & Small-scale Miners

  1. The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining is set to vet all registered artisanal and small-scale miners across the country in a bid to regularise their future activities before it makes recomm…
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4 soldiers, others arrested for extorting monies from illegal miners

  1. At least four soldiers and some individuals claiming to be national security operatives have been arrested for extorting monies from illegal small-scale miners popularly referred to as galamsey. A…
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