Mining

By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 6th, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam In the past few months, the ruling regime has been grandstanding its “anti-corruption” efforts by corralling a few officials of the “Revenue and Custom’s Authority” and businessmen on charges of corruption. The kangaroo court corruption drama for those suspects is an amusing pol...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 18th, 2013
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In recent times, hardly does a week pass without a report in the media on the issue of illegal mining, stories of galamsey operators exchanging fire with security personal and some being trapped and killed underground keep coming in by the day. A lot of noise is made from all quarters each time this ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 5th, 2013
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Badu, K Actually, potential economic benefits (tax revenues, and development outcomes) can be derived from small-scale mining. It is also true that small-scale mining is a significant contributor to the economic and social well-being of many people and households in rural, remote, and poor communitie...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 2nd, 2013
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Dangote Industries PLC applied for silica exploration license in Ethiopia. Silica is the major raw material for glass manufacturing. Dangote applied for the mining license to establish a glass manufacturing plant. Dangote has also commenced work on cement manufacturing plant in Ethiopia. The cement f...
By benim
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Nov 8th, 2012
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By Madeline R. Young The South African economy has recently taken a major blow due to a much-reported epidemic of labour disputes in the mining industry. Approximately 50,000 mine workers have gone on strike across companies, with violent clashes leading to injuries and deaths, as well as billions of...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 27th, 2012
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South Africa — The shock, the mourning, and now the questions 10 days after the shoot-out in a South African platinum mine in which police killed 34 striking miners. The tragedy laid bare the harsh living conditions of the workers and the growing anger in the mines. The sound of machines at the mine ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 11th, 2012
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As mining activities threaten sustainable development efforts By Yaw Adu-Gyamfi Increasingly, Ghana has been caught on the wrong side of mining activities from almost every corner of the country. Week in and out, news filters in about pollution of streams which serve as sources of drinking water to m...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 5th, 2012
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Benjamin Tetteh In December last year a group of women in Dumase, a community near Bogoso in the Western Regionof Ghana, blocked the road leading to the site of the mining company operating in the area, Golden Star Resources, to protest the pollution of their only source of water. The police were cal...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 26th, 2012
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“There should be a decision on the role of the state in the mining industry. It’s a major issue for discussion,” he told SABC radio news. “Everyone agrees that the mining industry is doing well, but around every mine you see abject poverty and that must change. “… ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mozambique
Feb 2nd, 2012
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Johannesburg – Australian and Brazilian mining giants are moving villagers to land insufficient for farming and far from jobs to make way for coal projects in central Mozambique, and then sidelining local entrepreneurs as they exploit the region’s natural resources, according to a new rep...