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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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Tanzania Collected Three Years' Worth of Tanzanite Royalties in Three Months

  1. Dodoma -- The government said on Thursday that it has collected Sh614.67 million as royalty from tanzanite artisanal miners in three months, from January to March this year. This is more than what …
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Tanzania: Tanzanite Bows to Govt Pressure

  1. TANZANITE One Mining Company has agreed to compensate and pay all taxes it owes the government, conceding some malpractices in its operations in the country. Chairman of President John Magufuli for…
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Mining ministry plans support for artisanal gold miners

  1. The Ministry of Mining has dispelled claims it has shut down gold mining activities in Migori. The ministry however says there is need to empower gold miners with technical capacity and machinery t…
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Artisanal gold miners in Nigeria seek government help

  1. Artisanal gold miners in the Niger state of Nigeria are asking the Muhammadu Buhari government to help them operate under conditions that allow them to take better care of the environment and contribu…
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EDITORIAL: Improve miners' welfare

  1. Reports that a gold mining firm has applied for a licence to extract the precious metal from the leftovers of small-scale miners in Migori is a clear sign that the local residents have been left to th…
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Need to improve miners safety and health standards

  1. ARTISANAL and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is undoubtedly a growing sector that contributes significantly to the growth of the country’s economy. Although, there are no official statistics, estimat…
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