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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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Tanzania: Five Small Gold Miners Die After Being Trapped in Geita District Pit

Mwanza — Five small scale-miners at Mgusu Mine in Geita Region have died and four others injured after being trapped in a pit as they were looking for gold on W read more......
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IN PICTURES: Kenya's gold rush

ANAIROBI - Although a number of local and international mining firms operating in western Kenya have been granted gold exploration licences, the country's gold mini read more......
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Moz villagers digging for rubies 'shot and left to die'

South African business moguls Christo Wiese and Brian Gilbertson loom large behind Gemfields, an "ethical" gemstone company accused of operating in a " read more......
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Congo activists urge government to pass new mining code

Activist groups in Democratic Republic of Congo urged the government on Thursday to revive plans for a new mining code, saying the higher revenues it would generate w read more......
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Can mining dig rural women out of poverty in Ghana?

An IIED dialogue with small-scale mining communities discovered women see mining as a source of hope – but that their dreams are seldom realised.

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Tanzania: New Mara Gold Mine to Start Operations in May

Mara — A new gold mine, CATA Mining, located at Kataryo village in Butiama District, Mara Region, is scheduled to commence production between May and June, the read more......
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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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Artisanal miners being duped

  1. Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR) said on Monday artisanal miners, who are contributing significantly to the country's gold production, were being duped by middle-men who are buying the yellow meta…
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How a young German director documented illegal gold mining in Ghana

  1. 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…
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Gold war in Colombia: traditional miners against the state

  1. 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…
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Daily Grind: Women Stone Crushers Feed Demand for Construction in Kenya

  1. 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…
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SA's influence felt in start of African tin mine

  1. 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…
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