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Hundreds Missing After Iron Ore Mine Dam Collapses In Brazil

Hundreds Missing After Iron Ore Mine Dam Collapses In Brazil

Brazilian rescue workers on Saturday searched for roughly 300 missing people after a tailings dam burst at an iron ore mine owned by Vale SA, amid faint hopes of finding many alive, three years after a similar disaster involving the miner. Nine people have been found dead after the dam burst on Friday, while nearly […]

Extractives Group Urges Women Participation In The Mining Sector

Extractives Group Urges Women Participation In The Mining Sector

 The Association of Women in Extractives and Energy in Kenya (AWEIK) has urged sector players to encourage the participation of women in the mining sector. This was said during a site visit to Kenya’s largest mine, Base Titanium in Kwale County to engage with women working within the mining industry. The visit come at a […]

Government Projects U.S.$800 Million In Mineral Revenues

Government Projects U.S.$800 Million In Mineral Revenues

Rwandais projecting a sharp growth in its mineral export earnings in the current fiscal year on account of diversification, value addition and stability in international prices. The country’s export earnings from minerals are projected to reach $800 million this fiscal year, up from $399 million in 2017/18, according to Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board […]

Social Injustices Continue To Dog Women In Mining

Social Injustices Continue To Dog Women In Mining

Women in the mining sub sector world over and especially in Africa continue to face crosscutting challenges that have continually kept them playing the catch up game in equitable access to natural resources. Because of its inclusivity, mining is one of those sectors that is hoped to uplift the local populace out of poverty. As […]

Why South Africa Is Ripping Up Its Mining Rules Again

Why South Africa Is Ripping Up Its Mining Rules Again

South Africa’s mining industry is a prime example of the nation’s stark imbalances. Its highly paid, mainly white male executives oversee hundreds of thousands of mostly black workers laboring in deep and dangerous operations. To spread the nation’s wealth more equally, the government revised its mining charter in 2017 to require that companies give more […]

As Commodities Roar, Africa Wants Bigger Slice of the Mining Pie

As Commodities Roar, Africa Wants Bigger Slice of the Mining Pie

One by one, the biggest names in African mining are getting squeezed. The tactics might be blunt, but the message is clear: the countries where they operate want a bigger share of the proceeds. The collapse in commodities through 2015 hobbled some of Africa’s biggest resource economies, stunting growth and leaving budgets short. Since then […]

Namibian Women Largely Observers In Mining

Namibian Women Largely Observers In Mining

 In Namibia, less than one percent of women are involved in the mining of tin and tantalum and selling semi-precious stones, mostly in Erongo and Kunene regions. In Africa and other developing countries, there are more women involved in the small-scale mining of gold and gemstones in comparison to those involved in large-scale mining. This […]

Biggest Ghana Mining Union Plans Protests Over Gold Fields Jobs

Biggest Ghana Mining Union Plans Protests Over Gold Fields Jobs

Ghana’s largest mineworkers’ union plans protests and strikes throughout operations in the country if the government allows Gold Fields Ltd.’s local unit to dismiss more than 2,000 staff as it starts the process of hiring a contractor to operate its biggest mine in the West African nation.  Gold Fields is committing “acts of corporate greed […]

Mining Wins As Chile And South Africa Back Pro-Business Leaders

Mining Wins As Chile And South Africa Back Pro-Business Leaders

  In Chile, the world’s largest copper producer, voters returned billionaire Sebastian Pinera to the country’s presidency, with a promise to reduce corporate taxes and cut red tape. In South Africa — the top producer of platinum and also rich in gold, coal, ferro-chrome, iron ore and other minerals — the ruling party backed Cyril Ramaphosa as […]

Nigeria Loses Over N3trn To Illegal Mining

Nigeria Loses Over N3trn To Illegal Mining

The federal government has disclosed that Nigeria  lost about  $9 billion to illegal mining operation  particularly from gold illegal exportation in two years. This was disclosed by the minister of mines and solid minerals, Kayode Fayemi , after the Federal Executive Council ( FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa. […]

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