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North West court sentences 87 illegal miners

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The Stilfontein Regional Court has sentenced at least 87 illegal miners to a combined 696 years imprisonment.   The men had pleaded guilty to charges of...

Hawks operation nets seven illegal miners

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The Hawks in Gauteng have pounced on seven suspects believed to be involved in illegal mining in the West Rand area. Colonel Katlego Mogale, Hawks...

Shots fired during illegal miner protest

Congolese soldiers fired in the air as illegal miners protested outside a metallurgical plant on a copper and cobalt concession run by Glencore, a...

Illegal miners evicted in Congo

Congolese security forces began evicting illegal miners from a Glencore copper and cobalt mine, local activists said, a week after a landslide killed 43...

DR Congo army guarding copper mine

DR Congo’s military has deployed soldiers to protect a major copper and cobalt mine owned by China Molybdenum Co Ltd from illegal miners, an...

Illegal miners die in Zimbabwe

At least nine illegal gold miners died in Zimbabwe after they detonated explosives underground and were trapped at a mine owned by unlisted London-headquartered...

Zimbabwe halts diamond sale, awaits monitor

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Zimbabwe's government yesterday halted the sale of diamonds from its controversial Marange fields, saying the process would only go ahead under international...

Angola accuses Congo of violating common border

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Angola accused the Democratic Republic of Congo of changing their common land border, an area rich in oil and diamonds, and said...