Tanzania

Imminent verdict in case that blames Acacia of partner’s mine permit loss

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 26, 2015
Imminent verdict in case that blames Acacia of partner’s mine permit loss

An arbitration tribunal is set to decide in October whether Acacia Mining has to pay a $115 million compensation claim to a former partner in Tanzania.

Tanzania puts former mining minister behind bars over gold deal

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 6, 2015
Tanzania puts former mining minister behind bars over gold deal

He was found guilty of issuing illegal tax exemptions to a gold audit firm, which cost the government millions of dollars in lost revenues.

Over 12,000 children rescued from illegal gold mines in Tanzania

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 30, 2015
Over 12,000 child workers rescued from illegal gold mines in Tanzania

The country bans child labour in mines, but critics say the government has not done enough to stop illegal operations from exploiting minors.

Gold mining still most significant source of income in Africa, Asia — WGC

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 5, 2015
Gold mining still most significant source of income in Africa, Asia — WGC

Mali, Papa New Guinea, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Tanzania, DRC and Mongolia among countries where gold mining contributed the most to their locals economies, says the World Gold Council.

World Bank grants Tanzania $45 million to improve mining sector

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 11, 2015
World Bank grants Tanzania $45 million to improve mining sector

Africa's No.4 gold producer is also rich in coal, uranium, diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires.

At least 19 dead after illegal mine collapses in Tanzania

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 17, 2015
At least 19 dead after illegal mine collapses in Tanzania

The accident occurred on Thursday night at Kahama district, Shinyanga region, near Acacia Mining's licensed Bulyanhulu gold mine.

Tanzania's mining sector changes economic growth

AllAfrica.com | April 8, 2015

Mining is one of the leading sectors in Tanzania, with the value of mineral exports increasing each year.

African Barrick is history, changes name to Acacia Mining

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 27, 2014
African Barrick is history, changes name to Acacia Mining

The miner plans underground operations at North Mara and inked a deal that could see it acquire up to 70%of a project in Burkina Faso.

Lawyers seek Barrick’s support in case against African subsidiary

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 6, 2014
Lawyers seek Barrick’s support in alleged murder case against African subsidiary

African Barrick’s North Mara mine, Tanzania’s largest gold producer, has been a flashpoint of clashes between locals and security forces for many years.

African Barrick cuts costs, to acquire more gold assets in 2015

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 23, 2014
African Barrick cuts costs, to acquire more gold assets in 2015

Tanzania's largest gold miner reported a 17% jump in third-quarter core profit, and said it anticipates full-year costs at the lower end of it target range of $1,100-$1,175 per ounce sold.

Business leaders call for greater global support against Ebola outbreak

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 8, 2014
Business leaders call for greater global support against Ebola outbreak

A group of 11 chief executives of firms operating in West Africa have called for more international support to combat the deadly virus.

Botswana blocks at least 100 copper trucks from Congo over Ebola fear

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 28, 2014
Botswana blocks at least 100 copper trucks from Congo over Ebola fear

The vehicles, en route to South Africa, have been stranded in neighbouring Zambia since Monday.

This $2 million red diamond is the hero in Rio’s annual tender

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 12, 2014
This $2 million red diamond is the hero in Rio’s annual tender

In the 30 years Rio Tinto's Argyle Pink Diamonds have been tendering the rare gems, only 13 red diamonds have been brought in.

De Beers changing its diamond sales model

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 22, 2014
De Beers changing its diamond sales model

The world's largest diamond miner by market value said it will adopt a more flexible sales approach.

Diamond industry recovers place in miners’ hearts on climbing demand, prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 8, 2014
Diamond industry recovers place in miners’ hearts on climbing demand, prices

Sector now delivering some of the healthiest returns for many of the world’s biggest miners, including Rio Tinto and Anglo American.

Diamonds may be forever, but current prices are not— experts

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 21, 2014
Diamonds may be forever, but current prices are not— experts

Despite billions spent on exploration, only around 30 significant diamond mines are currently in production.

African Barrick seeks new name after partially splitting from Canadian parent

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 19, 2014
African Barrick seeks new name after partially splitting from Canadian parent

Last week Barrick Gold sold 41 million African Barrick shares to institutional investors.

African Barrick reports $781 million annual loss, despite output increase

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 12, 2014
African Barrick reports $781 million annual loss, despite output increase

It also slashed its gold reserves by almost a quarter.

Africa’s rising risks jeopardizing recent mining growth: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 6, 2014
Africa’s rising risks jeopardizing recent mining growth: report

Analysts claim Sub-Saharan Africa's investment environment is deteriorating.

Diamond prices to jump next year— Alrosa

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 2, 2013
Alrosa’s production, revenue up in Q1

A steady diamond demand in Europe, paired with an ever growing appetite for these precious stones in China and India, are to blame, says Alrosa.

African Barrick new CEO wants to split from Canadian parent

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 24, 2013
African Barrick new CEO wants to split from Canadian parent

"Hopefully" to materialize over the next 12 to 18 months.

African Barrick COO quits, sends stock nose-diving

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 11, 2013
African Barrick COO quits, sends stock nose-diving

Only three weeks after the miner announced it was replacing its CEO Greg Hawkins.

Rough diamond prices to skyrocket in 2018

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 9, 2013
Rough diamond prices to skyrocket in 2018

Steady diamond demand in the United States, paired with an ever growing appetite from China and India set to cause a major gap in global supply and demand, says report.

Peak Resources making progress in Tanzania

Ana Komnenic | August 31, 2013
Peak Resources produces high purity REE

Produces third high purity rare earth compound.

Children risk their lives in Tanzania’s gold mines to help families

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 28, 2013
Children risks their lives in Tanzania’s gold mines to help families

Children as young as eight are mining in grim conditions in Africa's fourth largest gold producing country.

African Barrick CEO quits amid sharp gold fall

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 21, 2013
African Barrick CEO quits amid sharp gold fall

Industry veteran Brad Gordon, replaces Greg Hawkins effective immediately.

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