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Extractives A gold mine in Manica province. Photo © Fungai Caetano / Zitamar News
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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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Extractives The Cassossole mine where a miner suffocated. Photo © Fungai Caetano / Zitamar News
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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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Extractives Gemfields' rubies have been popular at recent auctions Photo: Gemfields
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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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Coal A bauxite mine. Photo: http://bauxite.world-aluminium.org/mining/process.html
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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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Extractives Rubies recovered at the Mustang site in January 2018 Photo © Mustang Resources
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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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Extractives The Cassossole gold mine, April 2018. Photo © Fungai Caetano / Zitamar News
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Mozambican company Empresa Mineradora Industrial de Cassossole (EMIC), formed by an association of artisanal miners in Macanga district in the north of Tete province, has accused its Chinese partner of going back on an agreement to jointly develop a gold [...]

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Extractives Gemfields' Mozambican rubies with Zambian emeralds. Photo: Gemfields
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The Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM) project in Cabo Delgado province is not transparent enough and has not delivered expected revenues to the state, according to a new report from a Mozambican NGO. A newly report from [...]

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