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Small Scale miners warned to stay away from Anglogold concessions

The Minerals Commission is appealing to Artisans and Small Scale Mining members who continue to occupy AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi concession to end their invasi read more......
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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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Tanzanian president splits energy and mining in ministry shake-up

  1. 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…
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Tanzania: One Killed, Another Cheats Death Following Mine Accident in Geita

  1. 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…
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Tanzania to auction tanzanite from its source to curb smuggling

  1. Tanzania is expected to auction tanzanite in the mining site of Mererani on Saturday in efforts to sell the gemstones on its source to make the east African nation benefit from its natural resources. …
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Two die in attack to Avocet Mining's convoy in Burkina Faso

  1. West Africa-focused Avocet Mining said Wednesday that two paramilitary police officers were killed and other two suffer injuries after unknown aggressors assaulted a convoy carrying fuel to its Inata …
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Congo reinstates VAT on imports for mining companies

  1. KINSHASA, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Congo has reinstated a value added tax on mining company imports, the chamber of mines said on Saturday, part of what miners say is a deteriorating business climate in the…
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Ghana's gold, diamond output to drop as govt curbs small-scale mining

  1. PANAJI, India, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Ghana's gold output is likely to drop sharply in 2017 because of curbs on the small-scale mining that lifted production last year but was causing damage to the enviro…
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