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Diamond mine closed over Sh375m tax arrears

Shinyanga. Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) has shut down a diamond mine belonging to El-Hillal Minerials Limited in Kishapu District, Shinyanga Regi read more......
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Gold drops $30 as investor appetite for riskier assets grows

Gold futures dropped sharply on Monday on signs of growing appetite for riskier assets as Japanese stocks surged 7%.

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Acacia Mining swings to loss; dividend flat

LONDON--Tanzania's largest gold miner Acacia Mining PLC (ACA.LN) said Wednesday that it swung to a net loss last year due to a lower gold price, but it will still read more......
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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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Tanzania Collected Three Years' Worth of Tanzanite Royalties in Three Months

  1. Dodoma -- The government said on Thursday that it has collected Sh614.67 million as royalty from tanzanite artisanal miners in three months, from January to March this year. This is more than what …
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Tanzania: Tanzanite Bows to Govt Pressure

  1. TANZANITE One Mining Company has agreed to compensate and pay all taxes it owes the government, conceding some malpractices in its operations in the country. Chairman of President John Magufuli for…
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Mining ministry plans support for artisanal gold miners

  1. The Ministry of Mining has dispelled claims it has shut down gold mining activities in Migori. The ministry however says there is need to empower gold miners with technical capacity and machinery t…
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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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