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Tanzania President Magufuli sacks Mines Minister

Tanzania minister sacked: Wednesday’s report found that companies exporting raw mineral sands understated the nature and quantity of precious metals in their containers and so avoided paying taxes Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP |  President John Magufuli fired Tanzania’s mines minister on Wednesday after a government report found minerals exports …

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MUSEVENI: I love that man Trump

Museveni pushes for home-based value addition on Africa’s minerals – they belong to country Bahir Dar, Ethiopia | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has urged African leaders to stop what he described as ideological meandering. Leaders, he said, should thoroughly discuss and distill positions which can help their people …

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Uganda gold refinery raises alarm over conflict minerals

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  The inauguration of Uganda’s first gold refinery sparked concern Wednesday over the possibility of dirty minerals from regional conflict zones making their way into the country. Transparency International’s Peter Wandera told AFP the country’s failure to regulate the mineral sector meant there were “high chances” …

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Museveni launches gold refinery, to abolish royalty tax

President Yoweri Museveni on Monday commissioned Uganda’s first gold refinery with a promise to abolish royalty taxes to boost the sector. The newly-built $20 million African Gold Refinery in Entebbe, is the first of its kind in the region and has the capacity of processing up to 300 kg of gold weekly. It has …

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Bolt loses gold as IOC strip Jamaica of 2008 relay win

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | Usain Bolt lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals Wednesday when the International Olympic Committee stripped Jamaica of their 4x100m relay win at the 2008 Beijing Games after a teammate was caught doping. The decision which follows the re-testing of hundreds of samples from …

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Inside Mubende’s golden villages

Artisanal miners make a killing from ‘illegal’ gold mining as district authorities, government cry out for more revenue From a distance, “Saigon City” in Lubaali— Kayonza, Kitumbi Sub-County in Mubende District, resembles a desperately crowded refugee camp. Here, hundreds of congested makeshift tents and lodging structures are mostly dressed or …

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Grabbing Karamoja’s gold

By Ronald Musoke American, Indian, Arab companies invade mineral-rich region Acerer village in Nakapiripirit District shows how mineral-rich this north eastern region of Uganda is.  It is your classic Karamoja hamlet with traditional manyatta thorn-stick and mud settlements in lush green acacia thickets located just half a kilometer from the …

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