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Handing Back Colonial-Era Mining Data will support Rwanda’s mineral exploration efforts, says RMB

The move by Belgium to hand back the data on geology and mining on Rwanda which was recorded during the colonial era will support Rwanda’s mineral exploration efforts. This is according to Francis Gatare the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rwanda Mines, Petroleum & Gas Board (RMB). Gatare said the …

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Rwandan tin smelter certified as a responsible mineral procurer

The successful assessment of LuNa Smelter as compliant to the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process validates the company’s management processes for responsible mineral procurement. The tin smelter company was certified as fully compliant to the requirements of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply …

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ICGLR discuss ways to end illicit gold trade in East and Central Africa

International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) mining officials are set to meet next month to discuss the body’s Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Strategy which calls for harmonization of gold export procedures including taxation and traceability. The strategy is believed to be the panacea to rampant smuggling of gold …

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Law firm also joins the mining forum fray.

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has become the latest firm to partner the East and Central Africa Mining Forum, this is according to reports coming from Kigali, Rwanda. In partnering the event, the law firm joins other mining industry experts such as Ivanhoe, TechMet, Montero Mining and …

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Regional mining pioneers Ivanhoe, TechMet, Montero Mining and others to attend the East & Central Africa Mining Forum in Kigali

“Important to share geological information across the region” “Kamoa-Kakula, which now ranks as the world’s largest undeveloped high-grade copper discovery, represents the discovery of a previously unrecognized and richly endowed district within the Central African Copperbelt – geologically distinct, yet geographically next door to the well-known Kolwezi deposits. We have …

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Rwanda, Mauritius gets solar PV projects funding

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) have set aside $25-million in concessional loans for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Mauritius and Rwanda. According to ADFD the projects have potential to significantly transform the lives of more than 2.5-million people and alleviate poverty …

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Rwanda’s economy expected to grow

Rwandan economic growth is expected to accelerate this year and next as the outlook for industries including financial services, tourism and mining improves. President Paul Kagame said the pace of expansion is expected to increase to 7% next year from about 6% this year, Kagame told Bloomberg. The growth rate …

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