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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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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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