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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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Making mining work for Guinea

In 2013, 28% of Guinea’s total state revenue came from the mining sector. However, revenue fell by 20% from USD 369m in 2012 to USD 294m in 2013. This was partial read more......
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Ghana launches minerals policy

The long-awaited minerals policy has been launched with the aim of ensuring that mining contributes to the sustainable development of the nation.

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Zimbabwe orders diamond miners to halt operations

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Mines has ordered all diamond producers operating in the diamond-rich Marange area to halt mining effectively immediately, a read more......
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Tanzanite from Tanzania calls shots in the world

Mr Ngoma says: “I found the tanzanite in Merelani, Arusha, in the area called Kiteto at the beginning of January 1967. I was on my way to visit some of my relativ read more......
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Mines welcome changes to the 2015 mining tax regime

THE Zambia Chamber of Mines has commended Government for the changes to the 2015 mining tax regime announced by Cabinet on Monday.

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Tanzanian small-scale gold mine pit collapse kills two workers

At least two small-scale gold miners died after a mine pit collapsed in Tanzania’s Lake zone region of Shinyanga.

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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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