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Ghana's gold diggers: Land and rivers laid to waste

The second in a series of four films on illegal gold mining investigates its devastating impact on the nearby environment.   

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TanzaniteOne miners on strike again

Mirerani. The labor disputes between TanzaniteOne miners and their leadership at Mirerani in Simanjiro District, Manyara Region continue as   read more......
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Council picks team to review tanzanite cash

Simanjiro. A local authority in Manyara Region has formed a special team to review income accrued from gemstone mining activities in the area. read more......
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Small miners get Sh7.2bn in subsidies

Dodoma. The government provided Sh7.2 billion as subsidy to small scale miners, service providers and mineral dealers in 2015/16, Parliament heard read more......
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Ghana's gold diggers: Scramble comes at high cost

People have mined for gold in what is now Ghana for thousands of years. The precious metal has always been easy to find, hence the name the British gave the country whe read more......
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Tanzania Moots New Gem Plaza for Arusha

Arusha — The Tanzania government through the Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC), has put strategic plans to build a Tanzanite Plaza in Arusha City to read more......
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Water samples from mine taken for tests

Mara. Deputy environment minister Luhaga Mpina yesterday led a team of experts who took samples of water from Acacia North Mara Mine for tasting, in the wake of co 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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