mining

Belgium hands back colonial-era mining data to Rwanda

The data and research on geology and mining in Rwanda, which was recorded during the colonial era by Belgium, have been digitised and returned to Kigali. The move will support Rwanda’s mineral exploration efforts, according to Francis Gatare, the Chief Executive Officer of Rwanda...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 10:48am

Rwanda to use Chinese experts for minerals exploration

China has dispatched mining experts to Rwanda to implement a three-year cooperative project to carry out geochemical survey to determine the full mineral potential across the country by using satellite remote sensing technology. The project dubbed “Geological Survey and Mineral Assessment...

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 12:21am

Rwanda’s mining sector evolution through the eyes of an investor

After slightly over 20 years living and working in Rwanda, mining guru David Bensusan is leaving the country as duty calls elsewhere. Bensusan will be flying out to Lagos, Nigeria this week for his new tour of duty as Managing Director of Kian Smith Trade and Company, a mineral exploration...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 11:06pm

Govt moves to protect miners

A new law on mining and quarry operations, which was gazetted recently, could protect health and safety of workers who operate in mining sites and quarries. The law outlines various measures, including financial penalties for operators who fail to comply with health and safety standards in mineral...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 11:44pm

Two killed in Burera mining accident

Two miners passed on Monday through suffocation after they ran out of oxygen from deep down a quarry from where they were extracting mining. The incident occurred at around 11am in Kagogo Sector, Burera District as confirmed by Chief Inspector of Police Hamdun Twizeyimana, the Northern Province...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 8:08pm

South Africa proposes 5% black ownership in mining firms

South Africa plans to raise black ownership at permit-holding mining companies to 30 percent from 26 percent within five years, the latest draft of a hotly-contested new industry charter showed on Friday. The government and miners had been at loggerheads over a previous version of the charter,...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:26pm

Mining accidents on the rise; who should be held responsible?

Last week, the officer in charge of mining at COTRAF – one of the labour unions – was going about her routine inspection of a Cassiterite mining company in Rwamagana District when a casual labourer died after a wall caved in. The deceased worker, Vincent Ntaganda left behind a wife and...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 11:59pm

How Rwanda grew its mineral exports revenues by 124 per cent

Mineral exports surpassed expectations in 2017 to rake in $373m in 2017 up from $166m in the previous year, according to statistics from the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board indicate. The sector had initially set a target of $240 million. The sector exported about 7,000 tonnes of minerals...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 5:31am

Adopting improved mining practices will bring in top dollar

During the recent visit by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, one of the many areas of discussions was cooperation in mining. Ten years ago, few believed that Rwanda was awash with several minerals Coltan, Gold, wolfram tin, to name but a few. The widely spread belief was that the country was...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 5:31am

Featured: In Ngororero District, a new partner steps in

In Ngororero District, lies a small, relatively prosperous village.  Electric lines run the long of modest, well-built houses, surrounded with live-stock, bananas and flower trees.  The children go to school, the hospital has modern equipment, and coltan flows down the river from the...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 4:44pm

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