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Afghanistan: Taliban to reap $1 trillion mineral wealth
Middle East

Afghanistan: Taliban to reap $1 trillion mineral wealth

The Taliban have been handed a huge financial and geopolitical edge in relations with the world’s biggest powers as the militant group seizes…
Miners seek gold under the desert sands after Egypt changes rules
Egypt

Miners seek gold under the desert sands after Egypt changes rules

Mining companies awarded blocks in Egypt’s Eastern Desert are set to start exploring for gold under a legislative overhaul that…
Egypt says gold deposit discovered in southeast
Egypt

Egypt says gold deposit discovered in southeast

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources said on Tuesday a gold deposit with estimated resources of…
Naguib Sawiris eyes 51% of state-owned gold mining company
Business

Naguib Sawiris eyes 51% of state-owned gold mining company

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris on Sunday announced his interest in acquiring 51 percent of the Shalateen Mineral Resources Company (SMRC).…
Plant a trillion trees: Republicans offer fossil-friendly climate fix
Environment

Plant a trillion trees: Republicans offer fossil-friendly climate fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers on Wednesday will propose legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a…
Egypt’s Sawiris eyes mining opportunities at home with new law
Business

Egypt’s Sawiris eyes mining opportunities at home with new law

CAIRO, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris said on Monday he intended to invest in gold and copper…
China steps up threat to deprive US of rare earths
World

China steps up threat to deprive US of rare earths

Chinese state media on Wednesday dangled the threat of cutting exports of rare earths to the United States as a…
Brazil dam collapse toll rises to 84, mining firm’s output to be hit
World

Brazil dam collapse toll rises to 84, mining firm’s output to be hit

  The death toll from the collapse of a Brazilian dam rose to 84 on Tuesday as mining giant Vale…
Germany closes last black coal mine
World

Germany closes last black coal mine

Germany will close its last black coal mine on Friday, a milestone marking the end of a 200-year-old industry that…
Sierra Leone’s ‘peace diamond’ dividend slow in coming
World

Sierra Leone’s ‘peace diamond’ dividend slow in coming

  They were promised a “peace diamond” dividend in the Sierra Leone village of Koryardu after the stone they handed…
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