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Minerals Commission, IIEA To Lead Reform Efforts In ASM Sector

The process will enable the Commission and stakeholders in the sector ensure a major shift from an ASM sector which is driven by poverty and lack of options to ASM op read more......
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Miners develop online marketing domain

A miner’s mechanization programme meant to build the capacity of miners to produce industrial minerals as raw materials for the nation’s industries i read more......
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Nigerian govt. targets 10% GDP for solid minerals - Fayemi

The Federal Government says its target is for the solid minerals sector to account for 10 per cent of the gross domestic product, GDP, in the nearest future. read more......
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Zimbabwe aims to amend mining law and attract new investors

HARARE Zimbabwe (Xinhua) -- The Zimbabwean government said on Monday amending the mining law has become urgent to bring new changes that will go a long way in stem read more......
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Indigenous Miners Dupe Villagers Of State Land

Mwenezi, March 16, 2016 - EMERGING from his pole and dagga hut, with his palm capping his brow against the scorching El-Nino-induced heat, 73-year read more......
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Cameroon: Virtual Mining - How to Make a Fortune By Failing

Cameroon has a growing portfolio of failed mining projects in which a few well-connected individuals have made millions, all the while the minerals have remained deep under the ground. We investiga read more......
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Women Play Major, Yet Underreported Role in African Mining Sector

Many studies into the mining sector have described how masculine the industry is. However, reports from the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) and the African read more......
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Mercury: Slow killer in Uganda's gold mines

  1. Inside one of the dozens of gold camps that dot the foothills and valleys of Mubende in central Uganda, the hustle and bustle is astounding. 'Saigon City" nestled in the valley of Kayonza; Kitumbi …
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East Africa leads efforts to cut use of mercury in mining

  1. East Africa is driving a global initiative to phase out the use of mercury in mining, as it is harmful to human health and the environment. Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Burundi have announ…
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Tanzania passes laws on renegotiation of mining, gas contracts

  1. Tanzania's parliament passed two laws on Monday allowing the government to force mining and energy companies to renegotiate their contracts, despite pleas from the mining association for more time…
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Tanzania's president suspends granting of mining licenses

  1. The Tanzanian president has ordered the mining ministry to suspend the granting of new licenses, a statement from State House said on Tuesday, the latest twist in an ongoing row between the government…
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Kenya's economy suffers due to mercury pollution

  1. Mining communities in Kenya lose between Sh174 and Sh342 billion in earning potential every year due to mercury contamination, according to a new study published in The Journal of Environmental Manage…
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Hakirasilimali opinion on the Natural Resource Wealth Bills of 2017

  1. At a public hearing today, HakiRasilimali submitted to the parlimentary committees on Energy and Minerals and Constitutional and Legal Affairs its opinion on the following bills tabled in parliament o…
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