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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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Mineral officials assure workers on safety of tanzanite mines

The tanzanite mines at Mererani in Simanjiro District of Manyara Region are safe and show no signs that they will collapse as some miners claimed, according to senior m read more......
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Zimbabwe: Chinese Buyers Exploiting Chrome Miners

SMALL scale chrome miners are singing the blues because buyers from China who are now dominating the market are driving a hard bargain.

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AngloGold says Ghana manager killed in riot over illegal mining

ACCRA, Feb 10 (Reuters) - AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday its head of corporate affairs in Ghana was killed during a riot involving illegal miners at its Obuasi min read more......
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Shanta Gold posts record output in Tanzania

Shanta Gold’s output recovered strongly in the second half of 2015 after another record quarter at its New Luika mine in Tanzania, the miner has said in a stateme 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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