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Gold retreats from 6-1/2 month high as dollar firms

Gold prices eased nearly 1 percent on Monday, pulling back from the previous session's 6-1/2 month high, as the dollar rose and assets seen as higher risk, like stocks, the euro and other commodities like crude oil, retreated.

South Africa’s gold sector also hit with wage hike demands

South Africa's gold mining companies have been hit by union demands for wage hikes but the industry has little room to budge as current collective agreements do not expire until the middle of next year, the country's chamber of mines said on Monday.

Gunmen attack airport in Congo mining hub

Unidentified gunmen attacked the airport in the Congolese mining town of Lubumbashi early on Wednesday, killing at least one soldier, but government forces repelled the offensive after several hours of fighting, police said.

Coal train hits truck in South Africa, 24 dead

A coal train ploughed into a farm truck at a level crossing in South Africa on Friday, cutting it in half and killing 24 workers on their way to pick fruit - the latest tragedy to hit the country's ageing rail network.