Around 100 people were killed after violence broke out at an informal gold mining site in the mountainous Kouri Bougoudi district, near the border with Libya.
Mining on Yanomami reservation in the Amazon rainforest increased by 46 percent in 2021, the biggest annual increase since monitoring began in 2018, a new study shows.
Large blast at an informal gold mining site in southwestern Poni province leaves at least 60 dead and dozens of others wounded, officials say.
The once-peaceful African country is at the centre of a gold rush and militant attacks.
At least four people who were working in an old gold mine banned from use due to the risks of rock slides perished in the rock slide in northeast Guinea
Local disaster official Abdul Muin Paputungan said one person was confirmed dead and 14 people with injuries ranging from light to serious had been rescued. As many as 60 people were buried, he said.
Illegal gold miners in Battlefields, 175 kilometres west of Harare, entered shafts on land owned by RioZim and another firm on Tuesday night in search of gold, but a dam wall nearby collapsed, flooding the shafts and tunnels, local media report.
As the government decriminalised gold digging in the country three years ago, violence perpetrated by robbers and mining mafia is on the surge. Many miners now carry machetes for self defense.
The cause of the accident was still unclear, and the helicopters were not equipped with "black box" data recorders that might have explained what happened.
The World Economic Forum begins in an environment of robust global growth but facing warnings that the world's have-nots are missing out more than ever.
Charles Manson who had been in prison for nearly a half-century died of natural causes at a Kern County hospital. He was convicted of ordering the murders of nine people, including actor Sharon Tate.
Banksy's first references Basquiat’s Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump while his second depicts people queuing up to ride a Ferris wheel with carriages shaped like crowns.
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