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Zambia mulls talks with mining firms on controversial 5-percent mineral import tax

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The Zambian government said on Wednesday that it was willing to negotiate with mining firms on the five percent duty on imported copper concentrates...
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Zimbabwe diamond, gold producers turn to solar energy to beat power shortages

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Zimbabwe's top mining firms are opting for renewable energy to cope with prevailing power shortages that have hampered their operations. The Zimbabwe...
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Tanzania urges mining firms to observe laws on environmental recovery after closure of businesses

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Tanzanian authorities on Monday urged mining companies to observe laws on environmental recovery after they shut down their operations in the country. ...
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Mining firms concern Zambia government failure to update mining tax regime

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Mining firms in Zambia on Monday expressed concern that the government failed to use the 2020 national budget to revise the 2019 mining tax...
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Poor mining regulation deprives Ghanaian communities of potable water

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“In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty”, so says a song by legendary musician Bob Marley. But for Regina Fabile, 29, a native...
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Interior Minister Tours Mining Firms

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Minister for the Interior, Hon Ambrose Dery, has paid a three day working visit to some mining industries in the Western Region. According to...
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Uniform electricity tariffs urged for mining firms in Zambia

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A unit of India's mining giant, Vedanta Resources, said there was need to implement the same tariff rate for all mining firms as opposed...
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Mining firms in Africa urged to comply with natural resources deals

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International mining experts have called on African countries, companies and individuals to ensure compliance with international standards and agreements related to natural resources. ...

Exemption of mining firms on Zambia’s new electricity tariffs irk stakeholders

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Authorities in Zambia on Friday came under attack by stakeholders for exempting mining firms from the new electricity tariffs despite the sector consuming over...
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Zambia defends scrapping duty on copper concentrates

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The Zambian government on Thursday defended its decision to remove a duty on importation of copper concentrates after an outcry from mining firms. ...
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Over 4,500 jobs lost in mining firms in Mozambique

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Maria Jose, the administrator of Moatize district where most companies exploring coal are based, said the majority of laid-offs are from the Indian company,...
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Mining firms in Zambia defend new tax regime

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Zambia's parliament recently passed the amended law which has pegged the mineral royalty tax band between three percent and six percent -- the floor...
Illegal mining involving Ghanaians and Chinese is ongoing at Obuasi

Illegal miners are collapsing Ghana’s economy

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The Ghana Chamber of Mines, which represents the interests of mine companies, urged President John Dramani Mahama in a statement to urgently turn his...
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Zambia power outage didn’t affect mining operations

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Africa's second largest copper producer experienced a power outage on Tuesday night which affected eight of the country's 10 provinces due to a disturbance...
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Zambian government offloads mining shares to public

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The Zambian government holds shares in various mines through the Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines-Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) and the offloading of the shares is meant...
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Collapsing mining firms will get support from Jacob Zuma

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South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday pledged to "build partnership with" major mining companies in the country, following a recession in the sector....
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Zambian leader urges mining firms to use alternative sources of energy

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday urged mining firms to consider investing in alternative sources of energy in the wake of a power deficit...
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Zambia to punish mining firms polluting environment

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The Zambian government said it will start charging mining firms polluting the environment following the strengthening of regulations, the Times of Zambia reported on...
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Zambia gives tax deferment to mining firms

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Zambia's tax agency said on Wednesday that it has granted tax deferment to some mining firms facing cash flow challenges. The Zambia Revenue Authority...
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Zambian VP warns mining firms against arm- twisting

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Zambia's Vice President Inonge Wina on Thursday said mining firms should not use arm-twisting tactics whenever they are not happy about any government decisions....
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Zimbabwe to merge 6 diamond mining firms

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The Zimbabwean government said Thursday it will merge six mining firms in eastern Marange diamond fields into a single entity where the government will...
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BoG wants oil & mining firms to keep some profits in Ghana

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The Bank of Ghana is set to push for a new policy that will compel firms operating in the oil and mining sectors in...
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Mining Firms get relief from Windfall Tax suspension

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Mining Firms in the counrty have welcomed the suspension of the proposed windfal tax by government. Close sources in Ghana?s mining industry hinted that the...
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Ghana pressurized to suspend windfall tax

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The finance ministry says government is yet to take a final decision on?implementing the windfall tax. This follows recent reports that President John Mahama has...

Mining firms to lose up to 17 percent in earnings

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Mining firms operating in Ghana may lose up to 17 percent of their earnings in 2013, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Minerals...