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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'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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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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Fund artisanal miners to grow gold output

  1. REPORTS that gold deliveries declined marginally in February to 2,01 tonnes compared to 2,6 tonnes delivered in January due to rains that hit most parts of the country, call for authorities to come up…
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CIVIL SOCIETIES CALL REGARDING THE SECURITY OF CITIZENS, HUMAN RIGHTS AND RULE OF LAW IN TANZANIA

  1. A press statement read by Mr. Amani Mhinda, Executive Director of HakiMadini on behalf of northern zone human rights defenders coalition held 21/Feb/2018 at HakiMadini's office Civil Societies Organiz…
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Restructuring mining sector can reduce poverty, grow economy, say experts

  1. Stakeholders in the Nigerian mining sector have expressed optimism over its outlook, especially in addressing poverty, and adding a contribution of over 10 per cent to the country's Gross Domestic Pro…
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