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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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Tanzania passes laws on renegotiation of mining, gas contracts

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 read more......
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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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We Will support Ghana To fight Galamsey -- Chinese Ambassador

  1. China has made yet another strong commitment to help the government of Ghana to control the menace of illegal mining properly referred to as galamsey. A number of arable lands have been destroyed b…
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Wall around tanzanite mines has started paying off

  1. Tanzania has recorded increased revenues from sales of tanzanite, which authorities attribute to the 24km perimeter wall surrounding the mines in Mirerani in the northern Manyara Region, constructed i…
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Tarime suspends small scale mining in Kibaga

  1. According to the Tarime District Commissioner, Glorious Luoga, the mine will remain closed for unspecified period pending an ongoing investigations under the district safety and security committee fin…
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Congo miners buying cobalt from artisanal operators to balance market

  1. Despite calls for increased transparency along the cobalt supply chain to avoid alleged human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the activity continues to escalate, with as many as…
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NBC managers pledge to graduate artisanal miners into mining companies

  1. NBC's Head of Small and Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) Evance Luhimbo said in Geita town where an inaugural Mining Technology Exhibition is underway this week that the Dar es Salaam based bank is read…
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Inter-Ministerial Committee On Illegal Mining To Vet Registered Artisanal & Small-scale Miners

  1. The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining is set to vet all registered artisanal and small-scale miners across the country in a bid to regularise their future activities before it makes recomm…
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