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Mozambique mine faces trespasser death investigation, as mineral prices boom

Human rights organisations are planning to investigate two recent deaths at Kenmare Resources’ heavy sands mine in northern Mozambique, amid ongoing calls for the company to share more of its growing revenues with the local community and the Mozambican [...]

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Mozambique graphite leader grapples with higher costs and lower production

Graphite producer Syrah Resources is producing less graphite and incurring higher costs than it had forecast - leading the company’s new chief operating officer (COO) to review of operations at the mine in Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique.

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Mozambique General threatened with dismissal from Pathfinder Moçambique

The chairman of Pathfinder Moçambique, the Mozambican company accused of appropriating mining licences from a UK company in 2011, has called an extraordinary general meeting to propose the dismissal of retired General Jacinto Veloso and his daughter from [...]

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Study says Mozambique’s ‘politicised’ mining sector invites corruption

The legislation that governs the licensing of mining resources in Mozambique has gaps that "politicise" the process, a situation that could lead to serious corruption, according to a report published in Maputo on Wednesday by transparency NGO the Centre [...]

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Mozambique mining companies accused of pollution and tax dodging

Authorities in Mozambique’s Manica province have accused mining companies of under-reporting production and say that they have run up 1 million meticais ($16,700) in accumulated fines for breaking environmental regulations, including polluting a river. [...]

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Tete governor hails ‘oxygen cylinder’ mine, despite suffocation death

The governor of Tete province, Paulo Auade, has urged the local community around a Chinese-controlled gold mine to collaborate with the mining company, in spite of the death of a mine worker and the discovery of illegal mining and other [...]

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Mozambique rubies smash auction record as Gemfields fends off critics

Ruby mining company Gemfields hit a new revenue record for a single auction this month, while defending itself against criticism over its tax contribution to the Mozambican state, and alleged human rights abuses at its mine in northern Mozambique. 

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Action plan to improve how public sector deals with impact of mining and gas projects

Mozambique’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy, MIREME, unveiled on Thursday a venture to improve how the government addresses the negative impacts of large-scale mining and oil and gas projects, with support from the World Bank. 

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Analysis: State and miners must dig deeper in Mozambique’s ruby boom

Industry leaders say that rubies could soon become a billion-dollar business in Mozambique, but today mining companies are struggling to produce and sell at their full potential, while government is accused of weak regulation. 

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