Category archives for: Mining

Mining Industry Must Spread Social and Environmental Progress to Small-scale Mines

 October 19, 2017//-Global mining companies have made strides in cleaning up their act, but industry progress has yet to reach artisanal and small-scale mines, where the worst health, social and environmental ills continue to thrive, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Isabelle Durant has said at an international mining forum.

Mining Giant Rio Tinto, Two Ex-chiefs Charged with Fraud

October 18, 2017//-Rio Tinto and two former top executives were charged with fraud by US authorities on Wednesday, accused of inflating the value of the company’s Mozambique coal assets and failing to disclose mounting losses.

$9.2M Theft Case: Court Clears Dubai-based Gold Dealer

Accra, October 16, 2017//-Alistair Mathias, a Canadian businessman who was accused of stealing from his Ghanaian partner has been acquitted.

Developing Countries’ Commodity Dependence Worsened

Geneva, Switzerland, October 13, 2017 – Nine more developing economies became dependent on commodity exports between 2010 and 2015, bringing the total to 91, about two-thirds of all the 135 developing countries, a new UN report says.

Can Mali Maintain Its Gold Mining Status?

October 9, 2017//-Mali’s gold exports are falling, and new discoveries aren’t enough to make up for the loss of its giant legacy mines, where production is already dead or winding down, and the fate of one of the biggest of them all—Sadiola—now hangs in the balance.

Police Move Chinese Over ‘Killing’ of Ghanaian

Wassa Akropong, Ghana, October 8, 2017//-Calm is returning to Wassa Akropong after some irate youth burnt and vandalized several properties belonging to Chinese nationals following the killing of a Ghanaian by a Chinese businessman.

Riots in Wassa Akropong over ‘Killing’ of Ghanaian by Chinese

October 6, 2017//-The alleged accidental killing of a Ghanaian by a Chinese national at Wassa Akropong in the Wassa Amenfi East District, of the Western Region, has sparked riots in the town.

Mining Investors Shunning South Africa for Ghana, Rwanda, Botswana

October 6, 2017//-Investors say they are finding other African countries like Ghana, Rwanda and Botswana more attractive for mining investment rather than South Africa.

Informal Gold Mining Resumes in Mali After Restructuring

October 6, 2017//-Mali has allowed informal gold mining to resume after a three-month suspension during which the government restructured the sector to capture more tax revenue, the mines minister said on Wednesday.

Egypt: Minerals Classification System in Africa Takes Off

Cairo, Egypt, October 6, 2017//-A pioneering initiative leading towards a framework for mineral resource classification in Africa held a kick-off meeting on Monday, 2 October 2017—starting a weeklong series of deliberations of African geological experts and classification specialists.

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