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Burkina Faso: Operation to rescue trapped miners suffers setbacks

– – An operation to rescue some eight miners who have been trapped underground in Burkina Faso has suffered some setbacks. The miners have been trapped underground for more than two weeks after torrential rains flooded some communities in the West African country. The floods have also disrupted the operations of the zinc mine at Perkoa following last month’s incident. Reports… Read More
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Zambia’s decision to allow mining in key national park raises concerns

– – Emotions are running high among Zambians, over a decision by the new government, to allow an Australian – listed company, to start large-scale Copper mining in one of the country’s key national parks, the Lower Zambezi. Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, opposite Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park, the Lower Zambezi National Park, is admired the… Read More
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Ghana: Mining company fined $6mln over deadly explosion

– – Ghana’s Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has slapped a fine of $6 Million on Maxam Company Limited, the company at the centre of the deadly explosion at a community called Appiatse in the Western part of the country last month. The committee that investigated the explosion submitted it report to the Lands and Natural Resources Minister Samuel… Read More
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Why global manufacturing firms oppose mining in Ghana’s Atewa Forest

– – Three global and major manufacturing firms namely, BMW Group, Tetra Pak and Schüco International say they are worried about planned mining of bauxite in Ghana’s Atewa forest. The companies this month signaled that concern over the use of bauxite mined from the Forest for aluminium. According to the companies, they would be unwilling to accept bauxite mined from… Read More
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Liberia arrests 11 Ghanaians for engaging in illegal mining

– – Liberian officials have arrested eleven Ghanaians for engaging in what they call ‘illegal gold and diamond mining’. They were arrested in the Bong County following a joint operation comprising the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Ministry of Mines and Energy, according to officials. The Liberian security agency officials paraded publicly on Friday the Ghanaians who were handcuffed… Read More
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Five illegal miners die after mining pit collapses in Ghana

– – Ghanaian officials have confirmed the death of five people after a mining pit collapsed on them. The incident occurred in a community called Anyafuri Gyaman in the Upper Denkyira West District, according to local media reporting. Officials said Thursday’s incident happened when the small scale miners were prospecting for gold in the central part of the country. At… Read More
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Zambians angry as court okays mining in a prime national park

Zambian residents have been left fuming following the decision by the high court, to allow a mining company to carry out large scale mining activities in one of the country’s highly valued national parks, the Lower Zambezi. Most are determined to fight it, with activities to that effect already in motion. The National Park has been a subject of a… Read More
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Chad: At least 30 killed in landslide at gold mine

Officials in Chad say a landslide at a gold mine in northwestern Chad has killed about 30 people. Defence Minister Mahamat Sala told Reuters that the mine, collapsed early on Tuesday. Sala said more victims might still be buried in the rubble which is located near the Libyan border. According to officials the accident has taken some time to emerge… Read More
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Ghana: Security guard of mining firm Newmont found dead

A security guard working with Newmont Goldcorp Ghana has been found dead in the company’s Ahafo mine property. Local media Joy FM reported that the guard was found dead on Friday, July 26 after a confrontation with illegal artisanal miners. The confrontation occurred on Thursday July, 25. The media publication didn’t mention the name of the deceased but other security… Read More