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98 Percent of DR Congo's Gold is Smuggled Abroad as Pillaging Intensifies

Artisanal metal mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo is dominated by armed groups which levy taxes on workers and smuggle metal out of the country for sale on the international market, researche read more......
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To a large extent, artisanal and small-scale miners remain ignored and marginalised

The United Nations conference on trade and development (UNCTAD) has heard policy failings are hurting small-scale miners and damaging the environment, while ignoring an important source of development read more......
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Small scale miners agree to relocate to end stand-off with Anglogold

Small scale miners or artisanal miners in Obuasi have agreed to relocate to a new site designated for them by the Minerals Commission. It comes after last week’s demonstration by small scale miners w read more......
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Stakeholders urge govt to tap into African Mining Vision (AMV)

STAKEHOLDERS pushing for sustainable and well-governed mining have implored the government to tap into the African Mining Vision (AMV) that seeks to grow economies through the extractive sector. read more......
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Differentiated social risk: Rebound dynamics and sustainability performance in mining

This article examines the application of social risk in the global mining industry. The current approach to social risk conflates risk to people and risk to projects. We argue that differentiation is read more......
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Africa Still Struggles with Miners Versus Farmers

The interaction between artisanal (small-scale) mining and agriculture in Africa still needs to be carefully considered by policy makers to ensure that people's livelihoods and countries' export reven read more......
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Kenya: Mining ministry to set up fresh licensing board

The government is setting up a Mineral Rights Board to replace the current licensing advisory committee, as it embarks on implementing the new Mining Act. Mining Cabinet secretary Dan Kazungu yeste 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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