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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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Wall around tanzanite mines has started paying off

  1. Tanzania has recorded increased revenues from sales of tanzanite, which authorities attribute to the 24km perimeter wall surrounding the mines in Mirerani in the northern Manyara Region, constructed i…
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Tarime suspends small scale mining in Kibaga

  1. According to the Tarime District Commissioner, Glorious Luoga, the mine will remain closed for unspecified period pending an ongoing investigations under the district safety and security committee fin…
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Congo miners buying cobalt from artisanal operators to balance market

  1. Despite calls for increased transparency along the cobalt supply chain to avoid alleged human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the activity continues to escalate, with as many as…
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NBC managers pledge to graduate artisanal miners into mining companies

  1. NBC's Head of Small and Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) Evance Luhimbo said in Geita town where an inaugural Mining Technology Exhibition is underway this week that the Dar es Salaam based bank is read…
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Inter-Ministerial Committee On Illegal Mining To Vet Registered Artisanal & Small-scale Miners

  1. The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining is set to vet all registered artisanal and small-scale miners across the country in a bid to regularise their future activities before it makes recomm…
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4 soldiers, others arrested for extorting monies from illegal miners

  1. At least four soldiers and some individuals claiming to be national security operatives have been arrested for extorting monies from illegal small-scale miners popularly referred to as galamsey. A…
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