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NGOs highlight Burkina gold 'legal void'

Swiss non-governmental organisations have criticised the extraction and importing of gold from Burkina Faso, which they say leads to abusive practices. Swiss gold refin read more......
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Miners seek to decriminalise possession of gold

THE Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) is set to hold a conference next month on the decriminalisation of gold possession.

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Gabon seeks riches in artisanal gold mining

In the remote wilderness of the Belinga mountains in northeast Gabon, men with shovels in hand dig from morning to night, filling wheelbarrows with soil laced with what read more......
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'Parts of SA mining sector in the ICU'

Cape Town - Job losses in South Africa's mining sector are likely to accelerate with mining companies such as Glencore and Anglo American battling to cope with a gl read more......
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Ghana's Economy Suffering Amid Illegal Mining Activities

The Chamber thus issued a warning that Ghana could lose “heavily” if their activities are allowed to fester ahead of the election in November.

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ANGOLA UNEARTHS ITS BIGGEST DIAMOND EVER - AN ENORMOUS 400 CARAT DIAMOND WORTH $20 MILLION

In a little over a year since it began operations in Angola, Australian diamond-mining company, Lucapa, has just discovered an enormous 400-carat diamond in the Lulo re read more......
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Diamond mine closed over Sh375m tax arrears

Shinyanga. Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) has shut down a diamond mine belonging to El-Hillal Minerials Limited in Kishapu District, Shinyanga Regi 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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