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Jervois suspends activities in Uganda amid Covid-19 outbreak

ASX- and TSX-V-listed Jervois Mining has suspended its activities in Uganda in response to Covid-19, with no fixed remobilisation date yet. The miner said on Friday that measures have been undertaken to safeguard the health and safety of its employees, contractors and local communities. According to Jervois, timing of restart will “depend on …

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CSOs demand Govt close loopholes hurting mining tax revenue

Civil Society Organisations in Uganda are demanding that the government takes up appropriate action to close loopholes that are hurting mining tax revenues in the country. This call was made in reaction to the Auditor General’s Report which concluded that under assessment of payment of royalties in the mining sub-sector …

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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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What Kenya needs to do to better protect those working in the oil sector

After decades of failed attempts, Kenya finally Struck oil six years ago. Commercially viable reserves were discovered in Turkana – the northwest of the country- by British oil company, Tullow oil. The basin is estimated to contain about 560 million barrels of oil. While commercial production is a few years …

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Kenya, Uganda’s mulls nuclear power generation

Kenya is mulling the introduction of nuclear power generation capability through the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board, established in 2014, to catalyse development. This comes at the backdrop of Uganda drafting the Atomic Energy Bill in 2008 to regulate the use of ionising radiation and provide a framework to develop nuclear …

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Uganda’s oil prospects shine

New entrant into the oil and gas market, Uganda plans to build the longest electrically heated crude oil pipeline. The country intends to build an oil pipeline stretching from Uganda oil fields to the Tanzanian port of Tanga. Estimated to be one of the most expensive projects consisting of upstream, …

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Black Mountain Resources raises $1m for Uganda mine

Vermiculite miner Black Mountain Resources has raised $1-million, with the funds to be immediately deployed to delivering operational improvements at its Namekara mine, in Uganda. The ASX-listed miner said the funds were raised through the placement of 25-million fully paid ordinary shares at $0.04 apiece to new cornerstone investor, Investmet. …

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Black mountain reports maiden inferred resource in Uganda

Junior Black Mountain Resources has reported a maiden indicated mineral resource of 4.6-million tonnes, grading 19% vermiculite at its Namekara project, in Uganda. “We have infill drilled around 10% of the area currently covered by the inferred resource and have converted about 85% of this inferred resource into an indicated …

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