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State’s failure to act leaves Mpumalanga community at land grabbers’ mercy

Mail Guardian South Africa 07 Mar 2021
Illegal sand miners have also claimed to have been granted permission by the KwaManala Traditional Authority, and have also been accused of threatening the community of farmers ... Illegal sand miners have also taken over a portion of the Mmotoaneng community land, claiming they were given the rights by the traditional authority.
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CAG reveals gross anomalies in Tanakpur-Jauljibi Road which triggered India-Nepal tension last year

The Times of India 07 Mar 2021
However, in the absence of form MM-11, an amount equal to five times the royalty, which was to be levied on contractors for illegally transported minerals, was not recovered, leading to loss worth Rs 237.1 crore to the state,” the report says.
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How FG’s double-standard fuels insecurity in Nigeria

Business Day Online 07 Mar 2021
Amachree is worried that the Federal Government would not stop illegal gold miners in Zamfara State, who they accused of flying in arms for bandits, but would quickly fly the Airforce jets to Niger Delta, as if gold in Zamfara is not part of Nigeria’s commonwealth.
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Centre starts implementing pre-embedded clearances for allotment of mining blocks in J&K

Indian Express 06 Mar 2021
The UT has a good potential of mineral wealth like Limestone, Gypsum, Graphite, Quartzite, Magnesite, Lignite, Bauxite, Sapphire and many other minerals ... The District Mineral Officers were directed to effectively check illegal mining and take measures for checking of rates of material with the support of the Deputy Commissioners.
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Mine that produced Queen's diamond investigates claims of abuses by guards

The Observer 05 Mar 2021
A Tanzanian mine that produced a flawless pink diamond for one of the Queen’s favourite brooches is investigating claims that security personnel have shot and assaulted illegal miners ... force” to remove illegal miners from the premises or for security to defend themselves.
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Nigeria: 'How Illegal Mining, Sales of Gold Is Aiding Terrorism'

All Africa 05 Mar 2021
Ilorin -- Illegal operation and sales of gold by unregistered miners are parts of the factors responsible for increased terrorists activities in the country ....
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SKBN Coordination Unit Humanitarian Update (January 2021) [EN/AR]

Reliefweb 05 Mar 2021
Ongoing harvest of 2020/2021 season continues but with poor crop yields ... Market functionality was moderate across crossline markets of Yabus Bala, Moguf and Mayak in January, given the relatively small number of Ethiopian traders present, as a result of tensions with communities due to illegal Ethiopian miners along border areas ... .
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Organized Crime and the Environment in Latin America: A Fatal Encounter

InSight Crime 03 Mar 2021
Illegal logging also increasingly overlaps with drug trafficking in Mexico ... Rebels with the ELN have set up clandestine gold mining facilities along Venezuela’s Caura River, while the Urabeños have been shaking down illegal miners in Colombia’s department of Nariño ... Illegally extracted minerals also filter into international markets.
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Colombia military operation kills 10 FARC dissidents

Al Jazeera 03 Mar 2021
... forces, kidnapping and illegal mining,” said Molano ... Colombia continues to battle a multi-faceted armed conflict involving left-wing fighters, drug-traffickers and right-wing paramilitaries competing for control of the lucrative cocaine and illegal mineral extraction industries.
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Colombia military attack kills 10 FARC guerillas

Urdu Point 03 Mar 2021
... forces, kidnapping and illegal mining," said Molano ... Colombia continues to battle a multi-faceted armed conflict involving leftist guerrillas, drug-traffickers and right-wing paramilitaries competing for control of the lucrative cocaine and illegal mineral extraction industries.
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Rajasthan govt data: 639 illegal mining cases last year, over 3,000 FIRs since 2018-19

Indian Express 03 Mar 2021
In the past one year, 639 cases pertaining to illegal mining of different minerals have been reported in different districts of Rajasthan, data from the state’s mining department has revealed ... and increasing accusations of collusion between government officials and illegal miners.
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Colombian Armed Forces Eliminated 13 FARC Rebels in Bombing Attack - Defense Minister

Urdu Point 03 Mar 2021
"No truce to drug criminals who steal the peace of Colombians ... According to Molano, the killed drug traffickers recruited minors, staged attacks on security forces, kidnapped people, and also engaged in illegal extraction of mineral resources ... FARC numbered up to 20,000 fighters back then ... ....
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RPT: REVIEW - Allied Democratic Forces Continue to Wreak Havoc in DR Congo

Urdu Point 02 Mar 2021
JOHANNESBURG (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 02nd March, 2021) The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) continues to expand its Islamic network in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and is creating a hub for illegal exploitation of minerals and export of Congolese agricultural products, wreaking havoc in the African country.
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‘Disastrous’, say green activists as J-K govt gives free pass to stone crushers

Hindustan Times 01 Mar 2021
It also said the new rules make it obligatory on the mineral processing units to procure minor minerals from a valid mining concessionaire registered with the Mining Department. The Department has been authorized to inspect such units, ascertain the source of the raw material and undertake seizure of the illegally sourced minerals.
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REVIEW - Allied Democratic Forces Continue to Wreak Havoc in DR Congo

Urdu Point 01 Mar 2021
JOHANNESBURG (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 01st March, 2021) The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) continues to expand its Islamic network in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and is creating a hub for illegal exploitation of minerals and export of Congolese agricultural products, wreaking havoc in the African country.
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