Children as Young as Ten Facing Exploitation in Uganda’s Artisanal Gold Mines

November 27, 2013 10:21 am0 comments by:
Children as Young as Ten Facing Exploitation in Uganda’s Artisanal Gold Mines

Kampala-Children as young as ten years are being employed to work in artisanal goldmines in the remote north eastern Karamoja, region of Uganda. The children are being employed by former cattle rustlers who have turned to gold mining after lossing their livelihood to the Uganda Government led disarmament excercise. The former rustlers who lost their livelihood of raiding cattle from the neighbroing communites after the disarmament excercise turned to gold ming as an alternative source of income. They have however found cheap labor in underage children whom they employ to work for them at a very low wage. At Acerer mining site, located some twenty kilometers north west of Nakapiripirit […]

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Tanzania Releases Natural Gas Policy Document

November 21, 2013 9:57 am0 comments by:
Tanzania Releases Natural Gas Policy Document

Dar-es Salam-Tanzanian Government has finally released the national Natural Gas Policy document .
The document which has been released provides a comprehensive framework for addressing challenges in the natural gas industry.

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Blood in Uganda’s Artisan Gold Mining

November 18, 2013 3:22 pm0 comments by:
Blood in Uganda’s Artisan Gold Mining

Death and fear is what welcomes one to Acerer gold mining site in the remote Karamoja region of north eastern Uganda. The gold mining site located 450 kilometers north east of the capital Kampala is controlled and managed by former catle rustlers. About 3000 former cattle rustlers who lost their livelihood when the Government of Uganda launched forceful disarmament excercise 11 years ago have found an alternative source of income by engaging in illegal gold mining. Following the discovery of gold in Acerer, hundreds of youths locally known as ‘karacunas’ have migrated to Nakapiripirit district with the hope of eking a living from mining gold. But as the gold rush […]

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Blood in Uganda’s Gold Mine

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Blood in Uganda’s Gold Mine

Death and fear is what welcomes one to Acerer gold mining site in the remote Karamoja region of north eastern Uganda. The gold mining site located 450 kilometers north east of the capital Kampala is controlled and managed by former catle rustlers. About 3000 former cattle rustlers who lost their livelihood when the Government of Uganda launched forceful disarmament excercise 11 years ago have found an alternative source of income by engaging in illegal gold mining. Following the discovery of gold in Acerer, hundreds of youths locally known as ‘karacunas’ have migrated to Nakapiripirit district with the hope of eking a living from mining gold. But as the gold rush […]

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Tanzania Projected to Become Leading Iron Producer in Africa

September 22, 2013 8:38 am1 comment by:
Tanzania Projected to Become Leading Iron Producer in Africa

Tanzania is projected, to become one of the major producers of iron in Africa when it starts mining an estimated one million tons by the year 2018/19.

The mining will be spearheaded by Tanzania China Mineral Resource Limited –TCIMRL, a joint company between Tanzania National Development Company and Sichuan Hongda Group-SHG of China.

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ASCO enters Tanzania with BG win

September 13, 2013 11:26 pm0 comments by:
ASCO enters Tanzania with BG win

ASCO has won a major contract to provide Supply Base services to BG in Tanzania.
The international oil and gas services company has been awarded the three year contract, valued at around $100m

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Construction of Pipeline Going According to Plan-Tanzanian Energy Minister

August 28, 2013 6:54 pm0 comments by:
Enrergy

The Tanzania government is satisfied with the ongoing works, to construct pipelines to transport natural gas from Mtwara to Dar es Salaam.

This was revealed during a joint visit to the site by the Minister for Minerals and Energy Prof. Sospeter Muhongo and the Chinese Ambassador, Lu-Youging.

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Foreign Investors Appetite for Tanzania Energy Sector Grows

June 25, 2013 5:35 pm0 comments by:
Foreign Investors Appetite for Tanzania Energy Sector Grows

NEWCASTLE—As Global investors seek opportunities to invest in Africa, the appetite to invest in Tanzania Energy industry has increased; largely reflecting the discoveries of huge gas resources and the positive economic outlook.

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Is Canada fit for purpose to help Tanzania achieve transparency in Extractive Industries?

June 15, 2013 1:02 pm0 comments by:
Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada & His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania

Extractive Industry public policy is an increasingly hot issue in Tanzania. Since many of the extractive companies active in Tanzania are registered in Canada, it is not surprising that this issue has raised eyebrows.

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Tanzania must properly utilise resource wealth

Tanzania must properly utilise resource wealth

Tanzania is sitting on a verified mountain of natural gas resources, enough to help pull the country into economic prominence on the continent.

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