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Making mining safe and fair: Artisanal cobalt extraction in the DRC

More than 70% of the global production of cobalt takes place in the DRC, of which 15% – 30% comes artisanal and small-scale mines.

Mining Elites in Africa 2021: COVID-19 didn’t keep Consulmet down

Strong engineering skill sets and expertise has seen Consulmet’s business continue to flourish, even during the worst periods of COVID-19.
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Artisanal and small-scale mining – to regulate or not?

Should the artisanal and small-scale mining industry that is estimated to be the main source of income to 40.5 million people globally be regulated or not?

Gabon to build strategic gold reserve from small-scale, artisanal mining

Similarly to Venezuela and Malaysia who have successfully built up a strategic gold reserve, Gabon too has decided to follow this path, says Gabon state-owned mining company,says Société Equatoriale des Mines (SEM) CEO Fabrice Nze-Bekale Moreover,...