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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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Update on Colored Gemstone Mining in Tanzania

A team of GIA field gemologists visited Tanzanian mines in the summer of 2016 to collect ruby and sapphire for GIA's reference collection and explore new sources of colored stones. The field expeditio read more......
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Tanzania: 8.1 Billion/ - Released to Empower Artisanal Miners

The government has issued 8.1bn/- between 2013 to date as subsidy to artisanal miners countrywide, Deputy Minister for Energy and Minerals, Dr Medard Kalemani, told the National Assembly here yesterda read more......
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Uganda: Inside Mubende's Golden Villages

Artisanal miners make a killing from 'illegal' gold mining as district authorities, government cry out for more revenue From a distance, "Saigon City" in Lubaali-- Kayonza, Kitumbi Sub-County in Mu read more......
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Bond notes threaten small-scale miners

SMALL-scale miners in Zimbabwe have urged the government to exercise due diligence on bond notes, as failure to do so could affect gold production. read more......
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12 ways environment and development sectors can collaborate to meet the SDGs

The 2030 agenda intertwines goals for human development and environmental protection. An expert panel explains how the two sectors can work together read more......
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Kenya, Sudan Sign Oil and Mining Deals

Kenya and Sudan on Sunday signed agreements deepening the two East African countries collaboration in the oil and mining sector. They were inked at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum in the presen read more......
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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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Gold war in Colombia: traditional miners against the state

  1. Luz Dary has spent more than half of her life in the mine. This 47-year-old Colombian woman is a chatarrera, a scrap collector: she toils away, every day, from six in the morning to six at night, alon…
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Daily Grind: Women Stone Crushers Feed Demand for Construction in Kenya

  1. KISII, KENYA - On a fine afternoon in Nyantitira village, about 192 miles (310 km) west of Nairobi, Gladys Nanzala emerges from her house armed with a spade, a bucket and a few sacks. She is heading b…
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SA's influence felt in start of African tin mine

  1. Two global events have led to development of a long-dormant deposit at Bisie - in thick forest in the war-torn corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo - in what will become Africa's only formal tin…
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