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Tanzania: Plans to Inspect Over 35,000 Small-Scale Mines Underway

The government is planning to carry out massive inspection of over 35,000 licensed small-scale mines amid serious shortage of professional mining engineers and inspectors. Acting Commissioner of Mi read more......
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Bringing SAfrica's Small-Scale Miners Out of the Shadows

IN A COUNTRY with unemployment rising above 25 percent, South Africans are increasingly looking for job creation in small-scale mining, an often-informal industry that provides a living for millions a read more......
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Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of their wealth to the poo read more......
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JPM halts eviction of traders, miners

Dar es Salaam/Mwanza. President John Magufuli yesterday directed authorities not to evict hawkers and small-scale miners before finding alternative sites for them. read more......
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Artisanal miners protest against minister's order

Shinyanga. Small scale miners in Nyaligongo Village, Mwakitolyo Ward yesterday protested an order by the Energy and Minerals deputy minister Medard Kalemani's to vacate the mining site. read more......
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HakiRasilimali strategic planning meeting in dar

HakiRasilimali platform currently hosted by HakiMadini is carrying out stategic planning meeting for 2017-2020.The meeting is held at Kunduchi beach Dar es salaam attended by key platform members and read more......
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A million artisanal gold miners in Madagascar wait to come out of the shadows

The downturn in commodity prices has hit the mining industry globally but in Madagascar, it coincided with the end of a five-year period of turmoil, precipitated by a coup in 2009. Any hopes for the s read more......
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Mercury: Slow killer in Uganda's gold mines

  1. 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 …
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East Africa leads efforts to cut use of mercury in mining

  1. 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…
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Tanzania passes laws on renegotiation of mining, gas contracts

  1. Tanzania's parliament passed two laws on Monday allowing the government to force mining and energy companies to renegotiate their contracts, despite pleas from the mining association for more time…
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Tanzania's president suspends granting of mining licenses

  1. 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…
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Kenya's economy suffers due to mercury pollution

  1. 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…
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Hakirasilimali opinion on the Natural Resource Wealth Bills of 2017

  1. 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…
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