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Canadian mining firm Iamgold convoy attacked in Burkina Faso

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A convoy transporting staff and contractors for Iamgold's Essakane gold mine in northern Burkina Faso was attacked on Friday, and two people were still...

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...

Congolese security forces thwart rebel attempt to seize mining hub

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Pro-independence rebels tried to seize strategic buildings in the Congolese mining hub of Lubumbashi overnight, beheading two policemen and killing a soldier before security...

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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...