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How a young German director documented illegal gold mining in Ghana

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 read more......
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Gold war in Colombia: traditional miners against the state

Luz Dary has spent more than half of her life in the mine. This 47-year-old Colombian woman is a chatarrera, a scrap collector: she toils away, every day, from six in the morning to six at night, alon read more......
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Daily Grind: Women Stone Crushers Feed Demand for Construction in Kenya

KISII, KENYA - On a fine afternoon in Nyantitira village, about 192 miles (310 km) west of Nairobi, Gladys Nanzala emerges from her house armed with a spade, a bucket and a few sacks. She is heading b read more......
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SA's influence felt in start of African tin mine

Two global events have led to development of a long-dormant deposit at Bisie - in thick forest in the war-torn corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo - in what will become Africa's only formal tin read more......
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ASM Action Dialogue

HakiMadini and International Institute of Environment and Development(IIED) dialogue on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) took place in Geita, Tanzania, in November 2017. The four-day event broug read more......
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Tanzanian president splits energy and mining in ministry shake-up

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Tanzanian president John Magufuli split the energy and minerals ministry in two and appointed heads for the new ministries on Saturday, five months after sacking the p read more......
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Tanzania: One Killed, Another Cheats Death Following Mine Accident in Geita

Geita - A small-scale miner has been killed after he was trapped in a collapsed mine at Lwamgasa Village in Geita Rural District on Tuesday. The body of the victim was found Thursday following resc read more......
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7th Annual Canada-Tanzania Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR)

  1. Mr Aman Mhinda (Hakimadini executive director) attending the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Forum that started Thursday 01/Feb/2018 at Coral Beach Hotel, Dar es Salaam-Tanzania. The High Co…
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New land law on the cards

  1. They endorsed the Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) No. 5 bill of 2017, Attorney General George Masaju had tabled earlier, aimed at, among other objectives, to make amendments in the land law of…
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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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