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ISS: How illegal mining is driving local conflicts in Nigeria

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Africa’s artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector has development potential. At their peak in 2017 these mines in Niger employed as many as 600...

DR Congo raises the stakes on illegal mining

A Congolese army officer arrived in Kafwaya village in June and warned residents not to trespass on a major Chinese copper and cobalt mine...

Mining suspended in Nigeria’s Zamfara state

Nigeria suspended mining in the restive north-western state Zamfara, a presidential aide and the police chief said, amid concerns illegal miners are connected to...

Danakali, other miners, welcome Eritrean sanctions lifting

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Danakali and other miners said a UN decision to lift sanctions on Eritrea should enhance international trade opportunities and give an economic...

Teargas used to disperse Tunisian protest

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Tunisian police fired tear gas to disperse angry protesters who burned a police station in a mining town to demand jobs and...

Russia seeks Zimbabwe co-operation on mining projects

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said his country was pursuing military cooperation with Zimbabwe and looking at opportunities in the diamond sector...

Job protests threaten Tunisia phosphate exports

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Young men block the entrance of a Tunisian phosphate mine, halting exports as they demand jobs in a conflict exacerbating an economic...

Union leader shot dead near South African Lonmin mine, second death...

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South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) said on Saturday another member of its leadership had been shot dead, execution-style,...

One dead as riots in Guinea mining hub enter fourth day

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One person was killed and several others injured as riots by disgruntled residents of Guinea's main bauxite mining hub extended into a...

Reutech Mining expands into Commonwealth of Independent States

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Reutech Mining has recently expanded into the region known as the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). This region includes countries such as...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...