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Morocco closes 2,000 mine shafts after string of deaths

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Moroccan authorities closed 2,000 illegal mine shafts last year in Jerada, an impoverished former coal town that has been the site of a string of deadly mining accidents. The closure of the “abandoned and illicitly exploited shafts” was announced Wednesday by the energy and mines …

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Masaka district tightens sand mining regulations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka district has instituted new measures against sand mining in an attempt to save wetlands. The decision was reached in a district council meeting chaired by the Speaker, Achilles Mawanda. The council resolved that all companies and individual miners first get a clearance from the …

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Speculators hindering mining sector in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The presence of speculators in Karamoja is hampering the development of the mining sector in the region. This was revealed during the Mining Symposium organized by Ecological Christian Organization, ECO in Moroto on Wednesday. Jackson Angella Nawot, an elder and vice chairperson of Moroto District …

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Illegal fishing, sand mining still prevalent on Lake Victoria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Illegal fishing and sanding mining activities are still prevalent on Lake Victoria despite the ban by the concerned authorities. Our reporters saw several people involved illegal fishing and sanding mining in the presence of authorities last week during an expedition to retrace the last voyage …

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Seven dead, 23 missing in DR Congo canoe accident

Tshikapa, DR Congo | AFP | Seven diamond miners died and another 23 were missing after two canoes capsized in central Democratic Republic of Congo, government and mining officials said on Friday. Local official Kerozene Kabongo told AFP the canoes were carrying miners who dive for diamonds in the Kasai …

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Earthquake kills four in S.Africa mine

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Four miners were killed and three others were trapped underground after an earthquake hit a gold mine outside Johannesburg, its owners said Friday. Thirteen miners were initially trapped about three kilometres (two miles) below the surface, James Wellsted, spokesman for mining company Sibanye-Stillwater, said …

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