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Kabale iron ore smelting plant to become...

Locals were asked to embrace efforts to boost development in the area

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Sierra Leone's 'peace diamond' dividend slow...

The idea of handing the diamond over to the government to sell was that it would generate money to be ploughed back into developing the local community....

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Mining stakeholders need to place women at...

Uganda has big projects coming up like the oil pipeline projects both of which entail displacement of people from their land

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Women demand for development alternatives...

From a more positive perspective, crisis may present potential and possibility

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Mozambique's ruby rush

Instead of riches and reward, what could have been a windfall has brought harassment, violence and even a local ban on farming.

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Karamoja miners work on empty stomachs

Every day, for eight to 10 hours, local miners endure extreme exploitation at the hands of mining companies.

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Toll rises to 7 after earthquake in S.African...

Six mine workers remain in hospital.

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Govt advised to build capacity of artisanal...

According to the UNDP country representative, Thomas Ole-Kuyan, development minerals such as sand, marble, kaolin, stone aggregate, clay, limestone and...

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Children prefer gold mining to schooling...

Over 800 children in the districts of Moroto, Namayingo and Bugiri have abandoned school for gold mining.

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DR Congo accuses mining partners of 'stealing'...

In July, the British NGO Global Witness described the Congolese mining sector as a "cash machine" for Joseph Kabila's regime, which has been in power since...

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How to safeguard your home while...

During this season, a number of people travel to their villages to join their family members in one big Christmas party and new year celebration.