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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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Small-scale mining: Tales from the field

It's an hour's drive from Katoro Town to Kihesa mining camp at Lwamgasa Village in Geita District. Upon reaching the site, you are met with an environment that has almost been torn part. Hundreds read more......
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Mercury: Slow killer in Uganda's gold mines

Inside one of the dozens of gold camps that dot the foothills and valleys of Mubende in central Uganda, the hustle and bustle is astounding. 'Saigon City" nestled in the valley of Kayonza; Kitumbi read more......
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East Africa leads efforts to cut use of mercury in mining

East Africa is driving a global initiative to phase out the use of mercury in mining, as it is harmful to human health and the environment. Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Burundi have announ read more......
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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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Fund artisanal miners to grow gold output

  1. REPORTS that gold deliveries declined marginally in February to 2,01 tonnes compared to 2,6 tonnes delivered in January due to rains that hit most parts of the country, call for authorities to come up…
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CIVIL SOCIETIES CALL REGARDING THE SECURITY OF CITIZENS, HUMAN RIGHTS AND RULE OF LAW IN TANZANIA

  1. A press statement read by Mr. Amani Mhinda, Executive Director of HakiMadini on behalf of northern zone human rights defenders coalition held 21/Feb/2018 at HakiMadini's office Civil Societies Organiz…
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Restructuring mining sector can reduce poverty, grow economy, say experts

  1. Stakeholders in the Nigerian mining sector have expressed optimism over its outlook, especially in addressing poverty, and adding a contribution of over 10 per cent to the country's Gross Domestic Pro…
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