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Miners searching for gold from the dust collected from a gold pit in Kasanda-Mubende

Karamojong community cries foul over Tororo Cement mining site

About 25 kilometers outside Moroto Town, along the Moroto-Kitale road that leads to one of the Kenyan borders, is a limestone mining site, located precisely in Katikitile Parish, Tapac Sub County. In the early 2000s the site was abuzz with activity: “The entire sub county of Tapac used to

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a woman paning gold dust in lugingi gold mine in kitumbi sub county mubende district

Culture hindering women involvement and benefits from mining

Mubende gold mining is highly dominated by men, a trait blamed on the cultural belief of women not being allowed to access mines. Mr Kibirige Emmanuel the secretary Singo Artisan Small Scale Miners Association (SASSMA) in Kitumbi sub county Mubende district explains that they have 1420

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Miners searching for gold from the dust collected from a gold pit in Kasanda-Mubende

MPs ask government to establish an independent body tasked with regulating the Mining sector

MPs ask government to establish an independent body tasked with regulating the Mining sector Members of Parliament want government to establish an independent body – Minerals Authority to regulate the mining sector. The MPs argue that it will be able to check the immense discretionary powers

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CSOs rally MPs support for a pro-people law as mining legislation takes shape

The Civil Society Organisations will be pushing for inclusivness as they present their agenda to Members of Parliament in the ongoing legislation review process of the Mining Act 2003 and Mining Policy 2001. Stakeholders of the Civil Society Organisation will be meeting Members of Parliament

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Rwamutonga families to be re-evicted; Masindi court has ordered

Hoima Masindi High Court has cleared another eviction for families in Rwamutonga village, Hoima district, where a US firm wanted to set up an oil waste treatment plant. An order dated April 4th 2017 signed by the assistant registrar Acio Julia cleared Ochika Julius, a court bailiff, to

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Farm-down, Farm-in, Carve-out

If a licensed exploration company strikes oil or gas, it may sell a share in its rights over the discovery to other companies.  This is called a “farm-down” and is a common practice among small exploration companies, as it enables them to share with others the investment costs and technological challenge of getting the oil out of the ground and on to world markets.   A “farm-in” is a similar arrangement made by an exploration company before it strikes oil: the company may sell a share in its exploration rights, typically in order to raise capital or attract necessary expertise for completing exploration.   Similarly, a “carve out” is where a company divides an area over which it holds a concession and sells rights over part of that concession to another company.

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