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Tanzania's President Magufuli says plans tighter mining laws

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania plans to further tighten controls on its mining sector to ensure that the country maximises the benefits from its wealth of natural resources, President John Maguful read more......
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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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Tanzanian president splits energy and mining in ministry shake-up

  1. DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Tanzanian president John Magufuli split the energy and minerals ministry in two and appointed heads for the new ministries on Saturday, five months after sacking the p…
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Tanzania: One Killed, Another Cheats Death Following Mine Accident in Geita

  1. Geita - A small-scale miner has been killed after he was trapped in a collapsed mine at Lwamgasa Village in Geita Rural District on Tuesday. The body of the victim was found Thursday following resc…
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Tanzania to auction tanzanite from its source to curb smuggling

  1. Tanzania is expected to auction tanzanite in the mining site of Mererani on Saturday in efforts to sell the gemstones on its source to make the east African nation benefit from its natural resources. …
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Two die in attack to Avocet Mining's convoy in Burkina Faso

  1. West Africa-focused Avocet Mining said Wednesday that two paramilitary police officers were killed and other two suffer injuries after unknown aggressors assaulted a convoy carrying fuel to its Inata …
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Congo reinstates VAT on imports for mining companies

  1. KINSHASA, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Congo has reinstated a value added tax on mining company imports, the chamber of mines said on Saturday, part of what miners say is a deteriorating business climate in the…
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Ghana's gold, diamond output to drop as govt curbs small-scale mining

  1. PANAJI, India, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Ghana's gold output is likely to drop sharply in 2017 because of curbs on the small-scale mining that lifted production last year but was causing damage to the enviro…
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