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Zimbabwe's Small-Scale, Artisanal Miners Emerge as Country's Biggest Gold Producer

Small mining outfits produced 3,163 tons of gold in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with 2,958 tons produced by large mining operations, according to data provided to GPJ by Fidelity Printers and read more......
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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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Tanzania Collected Three Years' Worth of Tanzanite Royalties in Three Months

  1. Dodoma -- The government said on Thursday that it has collected Sh614.67 million as royalty from tanzanite artisanal miners in three months, from January to March this year. This is more than what …
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Tanzania: Tanzanite Bows to Govt Pressure

  1. TANZANITE One Mining Company has agreed to compensate and pay all taxes it owes the government, conceding some malpractices in its operations in the country. Chairman of President John Magufuli for…
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Mining ministry plans support for artisanal gold miners

  1. The Ministry of Mining has dispelled claims it has shut down gold mining activities in Migori. The ministry however says there is need to empower gold miners with technical capacity and machinery t…
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Artisanal gold miners in Nigeria seek government help

  1. Artisanal gold miners in the Niger state of Nigeria are asking the Muhammadu Buhari government to help them operate under conditions that allow them to take better care of the environment and contribu…
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EDITORIAL: Improve miners' welfare

  1. Reports that a gold mining firm has applied for a licence to extract the precious metal from the leftovers of small-scale miners in Migori is a clear sign that the local residents have been left to th…
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Need to improve miners safety and health standards

  1. ARTISANAL and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is undoubtedly a growing sector that contributes significantly to the growth of the country’s economy. Although, there are no official statistics, estimat…
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