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Tanzanian president splits energy and mining in ministry shake-up

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Tanzanian president John Magufuli split the energy and minerals ministry in two and appointed heads for the new ministries on Saturday, five months after sacking the p read more......
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Tanzania: One Killed, Another Cheats Death Following Mine Accident in Geita

Geita - A small-scale miner has been killed after he was trapped in a collapsed mine at Lwamgasa Village in Geita Rural District on Tuesday. The body of the victim was found Thursday following resc read more......
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Tanzania to auction tanzanite from its source to curb smuggling

Tanzania is expected to auction tanzanite in the mining site of Mererani on Saturday in efforts to sell the gemstones on its source to make the east African nation benefit from its natural resources. read more......
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Two die in attack to Avocet Mining's convoy in Burkina Faso

West Africa-focused Avocet Mining said Wednesday that two paramilitary police officers were killed and other two suffer injuries after unknown aggressors assaulted a convoy carrying fuel to its Inata read more......
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Congo reinstates VAT on imports for mining companies

KINSHASA, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Congo has reinstated a value added tax on mining company imports, the chamber of mines said on Saturday, part of what miners say is a deteriorating business climate in the read more......
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Ghana's gold, diamond output to drop as govt curbs small-scale mining

PANAJI, India, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Ghana's gold output is likely to drop sharply in 2017 because of curbs on the small-scale mining that lifted production last year but was causing damage to the enviro read more......
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Tanzania: Tanzanite Probe Team Leads Off

The Special Parliamentary Committee formed by the House Speaker, Mr Job Ndugai, has initiated its mission of probing contracts, operations and export of tanzanite, which is a unique gemstone in the co 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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