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4 May
Mining companies in South Africa have resorted to trucking coal to ports to meet a surge in European demand since the war in Ukraine started, bypassing the deteriorating rail infrastructure they blame for billions of dollars in lost revenue.
8 Jun 2021
The men were abducted near the country's border with Mali and Burkina Faso, a hotbed for Islamists. China, which mines uranium, gold and oil in the country, has expanded its operations across Africa.
24 May 2020
For miners and mining groups like Sibanye-Stillwater, which employs 80,000 people in the country, the impact of the lockdown is more worrying than the actual disease.
3 Oct 2019
Miners miss out on lucrative gains from Madagascar’s sapphires
7 Jul 2019
Uganda's government distributes free condoms to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. But salt miners use up the free condoms to protect against the harsh impact of salty waters on their reproductive organs.
19 Apr 2019
Fura Gems is vowing to make a clean break from the past. It’s working to win over nearby villages by offering to hire an unprecedented number of female miners. The company is setting up a gem washing plant run entirely by women, an initiative the company says has never been attempted before.
7 Jan 2019
Miners had been illegally digging for gold in northern Afghanistan when the mine collapsed. Illegal mining is common in the resource-rich and war-torn country.
5 Feb 2018
France 24 journalists meet eyewitnesses (Observers) to discuss memorable events they have experienced. The programme brings to the airways the unique journalistic online project ''The Observers''.
5 Feb 2017
The Peruvian government has declared a state of emergency after some of the most devastating downpours in decades. At least 20 people have died, including six miners, in a landslide triggered by the heavy rains.
27 Dec 2016
Gold miners in Sudan are risking their lives to feed their families. They are using mercury and cyanide to get to the gold dust, and the toxic chemicals not only affect the miners but everyone else nearby.

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