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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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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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Gold war in Colombia: traditional miners against the state

  1. Luz Dary has spent more than half of her life in the mine. This 47-year-old Colombian woman is a chatarrera, a scrap collector: she toils away, every day, from six in the morning to six at night, alon…
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Daily Grind: Women Stone Crushers Feed Demand for Construction in Kenya

  1. KISII, KENYA - On a fine afternoon in Nyantitira village, about 192 miles (310 km) west of Nairobi, Gladys Nanzala emerges from her house armed with a spade, a bucket and a few sacks. She is heading b…
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SA's influence felt in start of African tin mine

  1. Two global events have led to development of a long-dormant deposit at Bisie - in thick forest in the war-torn corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo - in what will become Africa's only formal tin…
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