Uganda Mining News

Putting Uganda on the global mining map

Following a $75m national mineral survey, Uganda has proposed a wide range of tax breaks ahead of a planned mining and exploration licensing round.

260+ million tonnes of iron ore discovered in Uganda

Uganda may become a more important player in the African iron ore market, after a recent geological survey revealed much bigger deposits of the steel-making ingredient than found during colonial mappings.

Watchdog censures mining firms in Uganda for ignoring locals’ rights

Rights group claims Uganda’s government has promoted private investment in mining without involving landowners.

Switzerland launches probe into refiner Argor for alleged Congo gold laundering

Swiss authorities to determine whether the firm knew the gold it handled in 2004 and 2005 came from a militia group in eastern Congo.

Illegal gold mining costs Uganda millions in lost revenue

A government official said the issue is so alarming that the country exported none of its own gold in April.

Study shows how to improve Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

An international effort to ensure good governance of natural resources could do more to improve accountability and sustainability (IIED), according to research in the oil- and gas-rich Caspian Sea Region that the International Institute for Environment and […]

Gold mining outlawed after 6 buried alive

"Owners of the illegal gold mines were recruiting children aged below 16 years to do casual labour on the mines contrary to the law."

Nobel laureate to Africa's new resource rich: You'll probably end up poor

Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel laureate in economics and professor at Columbia University, has some sobering thoughts for Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, and Mozambique.