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Gold, diamonds and drugs: Portuguese peacekeepers suspected of smuggling

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Portuguese police have clamped down on a crime ring that allegedly involved the country's UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) using military...

In Burkina Faso gold mines, extremists seek power source

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Extremist groups in the Sahel are eyeing gold mines as a way to pay for weapons, vehicles and other equipment required to launch deadly...

ISS: Going for gold in western Mali threatens human security

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Uncontrolled artisanal gold mining in Kayes is damaging the environment and fuelling trafficking and local conflicts. Mali’s artisanal gold mining sector regularly uses chemicals and...

Two suspects nabbed for illegally trading gold

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Two suspects, aged between 25 and 38, are expected to appear before the Komatipoort Periodical Court today, after they were intercepted at the Lebombo...

Three caught with gold bars at OR Tambo International

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Three suspects are expected to appear before the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court after they were caught smuggling 73.5 kg of gold at OR Tambo...

ISS: Organised crime threatens Uganda’s thriving gold trade

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Gold has become one of Uganda's top exports, but multiple questions surround this glittering trade. On 20 February, Uganda celebrated a year...

Gunmen kill Nigerian gold miners

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Gunmen killed more than 30 gold miners in a remote area of northern Nigeria, police said on Tuesday. The attackers raided a camp...

SARS confiscates gold bars worth R3 million

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Gold worth almost R3 million was confiscated at the King Shaka International Airport (KSIA) in KwaZulu-Natal, said the South African Revenue Service...

Rough diamonds, gold bust at Beitbridge

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Rough diamonds and gold worth over R2 million was discovered by a customs' officials at the Beitbridge border post in Limpopo. In a...

Why gold threatens Ivory Coast’s peace

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Nestled among the cocoa plantations of western Ivory Coast is a gold mine that does not feature on any official maps. It...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...