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Police creates new mineral protection unit

Jesca Keigombe has been appointed the head of the Police Minerals Protection Unit, according to a recent statement signed by Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police. The appointment of Keigombe comes in the wake of growing complaints from some investors about encroachment of local artisanal miners on licensed areas. …

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Deaths at Kilembe force company to improve safety measures

In December, 2015 alone, the Tibet-Hima consortium, that is running the Kilembe copper mines, has lost two workers in avoidable fatal accidents. As would be expected, these deaths have caused unease in the community, in Kasese, Western Uganda with concerns raised about the safety measures, if any, that are employed …

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Uganda, RT Global Resources agree on refinery details

The Government of Uganda has completed negotiations on the principal agreements in its Refinery Project with the RT Global Resources – led consortium, according to a highly placed Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development official. “It’s true, the negotiations have been completed and once a few minor details are ironed …

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