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ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme

Launched  in July 2015, the initiative “Capacity development of mineral institutions and of small-scale private sector operating in low-value minerals in Afr read more......
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Zimbabwe diamond firms revolt, to sue Gov't over mining ban

At least one of the diamond miners that saw their licences revoked and were as read more......
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Eritrea looks to build mining sector to kick-start economy

Eritrea expects to have four mines in operation by 2018 producing gold, copper, zinc and potash as one of Africa's poorest nations looks to build an industry that read more......
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Small scale gold miners target double output

SMALL scale gold miners are expected to double their output to more than 12 tonnes in 2016 on the back of improved support from the ongoing formalisation exercise.

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Illegal miners invade Zimbabwe's diamond fields

Zimbabwe's controversial Marange diamond fields has been invaded by illegal artisanal miners, a few days after the government ordered mining companies to leave the read more......
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Enhancing miner-farmer relations in 2016

Five years ago, the late esteemed Harare-based agrarian scholar, Professor Sam Moyo, noted that small-scale gold mining and panning had been growing in economic importa read more......
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Outcomes of Members' Meeting

Today the EITI Members’ Meeting met in Peru and elected a new Chair to succeed Rt Hon Clare Short. Fredrik Reinfeldt, former Swedish Prime Minister was elected. 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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