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Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto said on Monday full operations at its South African unit Richard Bay Minerals will resume in early January after cutting back because of security concerns for its workers.

Mining News Pro - Endeavour Mining Corp. suggested the chances of a deal with Centamin Plc are shrinking as the other company seems unwilling to explore the benefits of combining the two Africa-focused gold producers.

Mining News Pro - Five of the world’s largest tech companies have been accused of being complicit in the death of children in Africa forced to mine cobalt, a metal used to make telephones and computers, in a landmark lawsuit.

Mining News Pro - Russia is proposing to move toward ending the ban on selling so-called blood diamonds from the Central African Republic, a former French colony that’s struck recent military and commercial ties with Moscow, amid resistance from the US and Europe.

Mining News Pro - Struggling Petra Diamonds has had to suspend operations at all of its mines in South Africa after Eskom, the country’s electricity utility, declared a power system emergency and asked the miner to reduce its electricity load.

Mining News Pro - Four mineworkers were killed and one was seriously injured after a rock fall at a South African gold mine on Friday trapped five workers underground, the company and a mining union said on Sunday.

Mining News Pro - African Gold Group has confirmed that high-grade intersections from Phase 1 drilling indicate that there is upside potential at its Kobada gold project, in Mali.

Mining News Pro - Violent protests, often characterized by deadly shootings and barricades of burning tires, are making it harder for the world’s biggest mining companies to operate in South Africa.

Mining News Pro - Botswana Diamonds said Tuesday that it recovered the first diamonds from plant commissioning activities on its Marsfontein mine in Limpopo, South Africa.

Mining News Pro - South Africa’s Petra Diamonds is opening up some of its tailings at Koffiefontein mine to small scale operators, in an effort to tackle illegal activities and solve some issues caused by artisanal miners.

Mining News Pro - Resource nationalism in mining jurisdictions in Africa is set to increase, but volatility will fall in higher-risk countries, a new report by global consultancy Verisk Maplecroft finds.

Mining News Pro - South African mining output increased for the first time in nine months in July as coal and iron ore production surged.

Mining News Pro - Graphite suppliers in Africa are ramping up production to meet China’s surging demand for the battery material. During H1 2019, natural graphite exports from Africa to China rose by more than 170%, according to data compiled by Roskill.

Mining News Pro - South Africa’s Exxaro Resources Ltd. said it’s working on a new strategy for its business founded on coal mining amid investor and public concerns about the impact of climate change.

Mining News Pro - The global uranium mining market in the 2010s took a hit from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011 — which cut global uranium demand some 10% for many years — and the simultaneous ramping up of low-cost uranium production out of Kazakhstan that has transformed the country into the world’s largest uranium producer.

Mining News Pro - South Africa’s struggling gold industry has suffered yet another humiliation, losing its status as continental leader to Ghana.

Mining News Pro - South Africa`s long-delayed carbon tax has been enshrined in law, the treasury said on Sunday, as one of the continent`s worst polluters transitions to lower emissions in its efforts to meet agreements on global climate change.

Mining News Pro - While gold miners have been making substantial profits in recent quarters thanks to rising gold prices and better operational and financial discipline, they continue to seek new ounces via the drill bit to fill their production pipeline. A look at eight majors and juniors exploring for gold worldwide.

Mining News Pro - Anglo American Platinum Ltd. is giving hundreds of hectares of land to communities living in a South African area that’s rich with the ore as the nation’s ruling party seeks to introduce laws that make it easier to expropriate land without paying for it.

Mining News Pro - On Wednesday, platinum futures were in retreat again, sliding to $832 an ounce after a new study predicted the largest market surplus in at least six years for 2019. In January, the precious metal dropped to near 14-year lows.

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