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Nigerian to Criminalise Export of Unprocessed Minerals

Nigerian to Criminalise Export of Unprocessed Minerals

The Federal Government said on Friday it would soon make it an offence for anyone to export unprocessed minerals out of the country. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, said in Lagos on Thursday at a Town Hall meeting with interest groups in the mining sector that government was taking the decision […]

Nigerian Mogul Aliko Dangote Opens Coal Mine in Tanzania

Nigerian Mogul Aliko Dangote Opens Coal Mine in Tanzania

Aliko Dangote is now a coal miner as Tanzania has offered his Dangote Cement Company in the southeastern town of Mtwara, land to mine coal for its operations. Tanzania’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals at the weekend handed a 10-square-kilometre plot of land to the $500 million cement factory set up in 2015 by Aliko […]

Illegal exploitation of Western Sahara resources: MEPs voice concern

Illegal exploitation of Western Sahara resources: MEPs voice concern

The illegal exploitation of natural resources in western Sahara after the European Union Court of Justice (EUCJ) ruled on the matter has sparked concerns among the members of the EU Parliament (MEPs). The MEPs called on the European Commission to publish the “consultative guidelines” for the attention of companies about the legal risks of disregarding […]

Liberia Court Grants Amendment in Sable Mining Case

Liberia Court Grants Amendment in Sable Mining Case

Judge Yamie Gbeisay of Criminal Court “C” has granted the state a request to amend the two indictments against Cllr. Varney Sherman, Sherman and Sherman Inc, E.C.B. Jones, Christopher Onanuga, Alex Tyler and Sable Mining. Bettie K. Johnson Mbayo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The […]

Mozambique Nets 1,634 Foreign Illegal Miners

Mozambique Nets 1,634 Foreign Illegal Miners

Mozambican authorities have arrested 3,220 people suspected of involvement in illegal mining in Cabo Delgado Province, local media said. According to DW Radio, 1,634 of those arrested were foreign nationals. DW Radio quoted the Cabo Delgado Province police boss, Mr Abdul Chaguro, saying “1,561 were Tanzanian nationals. The other 73 people were from Gambia, Senegal, […]

Donald Trump Is Right On Congo’s Minerals, but for All the Wrong Reasons

Donald Trump Is Right On Congo’s Minerals, but for All the Wrong Reasons

A few weeks ago a British newspaper leaked the draft of an executive order proposing the suspension of a US law that imposes tight controls over the trade in Congolese gold, tin, coltan and tungsten. Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act requires US companies to carry out due diligence to ensure their products […]

Zimbabwe Chiadzwa Atrocities – Security Opens Up

Zimbabwe Chiadzwa Atrocities – Security Opens Up

This week the Zimbabwe Independent — which in December last year began publishing fresh stories based on our ground-breaking investigation into the Marange alluvial diamonds discovery and subsequent looting — made a breakthrough by interviewing various security officers who were involved in gross human rights violations. Owing to the sensitive nature of the issue, it […]

New Minerals Found as Rwanda Govt Steps Up Exploration

New Minerals Found as Rwanda Govt Steps Up Exploration

Rwanda has far more natural resources than previously thought, an official familiar with the country’s mineral exploration programme has said. The revelation comes days after the Government established a fully-fledged statutory body to oversee and coordinate all the exploration and mining-related activities in the country: the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board. Dr Emmanuel Munyangabe, […]

President John Magufuli’s Pressure Forces Acacia to Admit ill-Deals in Tanzania

President John Magufuli’s Pressure Forces Acacia to Admit ill-Deals in Tanzania

This week at the Indaba 2017 Convention in Cape Town, Brad Gordon, the CEO of Acacia Mining, gave his speech and presentation. We found a copy of the presentation on the Acacia Mining website. Is Mr. Gordon finally waking up to the reality that Tanzanian’s are not as sleepy as he and Kelvin Dushnisky thought? […]

Zimbabwe Marange Blood Diamonds – How Army Killed My Brother

Zimbabwe Marange Blood Diamonds – How Army Killed My Brother

THIS week the Zimbabwe Independent which in December last year began publishing fresh stories based on our ground-breaking investigation into the Marange alluvial diamonds discovery and subsequent looting exposes how the military’s “Operation Hakudzokwi” resulted in untold suffering, arbitrary arrests and deaths of innocent diamond miners in the hands of state security forces. This special […]

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