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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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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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