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Angola supports artisanal mining

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gains support from
Angolan state diamond
]Luanda, Angola --- 09 July 2012 - The chairman of Angolan state diamond company, Empresa Nacional de Diamantes de Angola (Endiama) has come out in favour of artisanal diamond mining, saying it is important because it allows for exploration of natural resources when industrial reserves run out.

Macauhub quotes Angolan news agency Angop as reporting that Carlos Sumbula said that as soon as industrial exploration ended due to reduced reserves, the remainder was still profitable for artisanal mining.

“These reserves are granted to Angolan citizens so that they can carry out artisanal mining,” noted Sumbula, adding that in some cases Endiama had granted direct artisanal concessions, meaning that, “we do not need industrial activity to have ended.”

The chairman of Endiama also said that in future artisanal mining would be the responsibility of diamond sales company Sociedade de Comercialização de Diamantes de Angola (Sodiam), and would be coordinated by logistics company Endiama Logística Integrada (Enditrade) together with residents of the respective areas.

Sumbula added that Endiama had started distributing mining permits in several municipal areas and over the next few days these would also be distributed in the province of Lunda Sul.

Source: Macauhub News Agency. For more information, click here.

Advancing commercial sustainability for artisanal miners

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Common oversights in the formalization of artisanal mining

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Renewed focus on formalization of artisanal mining sector

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How to integrate artisanal miners into official industry

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Reform for Ghana’s artisanal mining sector

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Big business is back but what about artisanal miners?

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Securing a place for artisanal mining post COVID-19

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Re-opening of eastern DRC mining centre delayed

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Kivu North area of
the DRC
]Kinshasa, DRC --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 25 October 2010 - The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is to delay the reopening of the mining sector in its troubled eastern provinces, probably by two weeks, due to ongoing security problems.

Some 80% of the DRC’s tin comes from the region, where both rebel groups and government soldiers are jostling for control over lucrative illicit artisanal mining operations, according to evidence from the U.N. and other sources.