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Tanzania's president suspends granting of mining licenses

The Tanzanian president has ordered the mining ministry to suspend the granting of new licenses, a statement from State House said on Tuesday, the latest twist in an ongoing row between the government read more......
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Kenya's economy suffers due to mercury pollution

Mining communities in Kenya lose between Sh174 and Sh342 billion in earning potential every year due to mercury contamination, according to a new study published in The Journal of Environmental Manage read more......
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Hakirasilimali opinion on the Natural Resource Wealth Bills of 2017

At a public hearing today, HakiRasilimali submitted to the parlimentary committees on Energy and Minerals and Constitutional and Legal Affairs its opinion on the following bills tabled in parliament o read more......
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HAKIMADINI AND VOLUNTEERS VISITED BY AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

This week HakiMadini was visited by Ms Heather Randall (pictured far left) and Ms Julie McCullum (3rd from right) from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Ms Randall and Ms McCull read more......
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ACCACIA: UPDATE FOLLOWING PRESIDENTIAL COMMITTEE FINDING;

Further to yesterday's announcement, Acacia would like to confirm that it is continuing to operate all three of its mines in Tanzania, namely Bulyanhulu, Buzwagi and North Mara. We would also like t read more......
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Training On Preventing Violent Extremism

On 3rd June HakiMadini staff Erick Luwongo attended a one day training in Tanga on Preventing Violent Extremism. This training was basically intended to alert the participants on how religion can be m read more......
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Police arrest 31 foreigners using youths to steal copper from the mines

Police on the Copperbelt have arrested 31 foreigners allegedly using youth to steal copper from mines for their illegal mining activities. Some of the youngsters used for stealing are as young as 9-ye read more......
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Sierra Leone 'Peace Diamond' sold for less-than-expected

  1. Sierra Leone has sold one of the world's largest diamonds ever found at an auction in New York on Monday, fetching a lower-than-expected price of $6.5 million The egg-sized, 709-carat rough "Peace …
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Chinese 'investor' moves to evict 10,000 artisanal miners

  1. The space for artisanal miners in Uganda is slowly shrinking. As the country tries to strike a deal between artisanal miners and a developer of a gold mine in Mubende, a similar problem is playing out…
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Mining ministry hosts sector stakeholders

  1. The Ministry of Mining will hold the second edition of the annual Kenya Mining Forum in Nairobi that is expected to be opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta. The two-day event will showcase Kenya's mi…
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Mining industry must spread social and environmental progress to small-scale mines

  1. Artisanal and small-scale mines, normally operating in the informal economy, produce a big chunk of the minerals we use every day -- about a fifth of the world's gold produced each year, for example. …
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Artisanal miners being duped

  1. Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR) said on Monday artisanal miners, who are contributing significantly to the country's gold production, were being duped by middle-men who are buying the yellow meta…
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How a young German director documented illegal gold mining in Ghana

  1. Filmmaker Johannes Preuss has received a student Oscar for his film, "Galamsey," which was shot in Ghana and looks at the illegal gold trade there. DW met him to discuss how the country could "turn in…
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