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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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Seven mining centres planned to boost artisans' skills

SEVEN regions will soon have mineral exploration and processing centres, thanks to a strategy that the government has devised to promote mining activities in the country. The government has through read more......
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Community Dialogue at Simanjiro

HakiMadini in collaboration with Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and Tanzania Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (TEITI) held a dialogue for economic development and mining inv read more......
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Tanzania: Gold Mine Neighbours to Benefit From Entrepreneurship Skills

Shinyanga - About 14 Villages around Bulyanhulu Gold Mine site in Msalala and Nyang'wale Districts of Geita and Shinyanga regions will benefit from entrepreneurship skills project aimed at engaging yo read more......
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Sierra Leone 'Peace Diamond' sold for less-than-expected

  1. Sierra Leone has sold one of the world's largest diamonds ever found at an auction in New York on Monday, fetching a lower-than-expected price of $6.5 million The egg-sized, 709-carat rough "Peace …
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Chinese 'investor' moves to evict 10,000 artisanal miners

  1. The space for artisanal miners in Uganda is slowly shrinking. As the country tries to strike a deal between artisanal miners and a developer of a gold mine in Mubende, a similar problem is playing out…
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Mining ministry hosts sector stakeholders

  1. The Ministry of Mining will hold the second edition of the annual Kenya Mining Forum in Nairobi that is expected to be opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta. The two-day event will showcase Kenya's mi…
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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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