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ZRA uncovers a Mining tax scam worth 76.5 billion Kwacha

The Zambia Revenue (ZRA) has started the process of comprehensively auditing mining companies in all applicable tax types.       Last year, the amnesty on interest and penalties was announced to allow tax payers to clean up their tax accounts. Those with issues were expected to engage ZRA and have a waiver on interest and penalties. A post amnesty revie... Read more

Congo seeks more from her minerals; companies up in arms

  Africa is home to an estimated 30% of the worlds remaining minerals. However, many mineral rich countries are still poor because of a number of reasons like poor governance of their natural resources, untapped resources and archaich minerals laws which do not provide for royalties or provide for low and insignificant royalties among others. Congo has risen up against ... Read more

Rivers of gold: Karamoja women scrape river beds in search of the precious metal

Karamoja is known for its seasonal rivers. They flood during the rainy season but completely dry up when the rains cease. Due to the mountainous rocky terrain of the Region, the floods can be quite violent, many times washing away bridges and homes. The water flows down from the steep mountains, gaining speed as it approaches the low lands and carrying rocks and huge boulders w... Read more

Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM); A highly informal yet rapidly growing sector

  In many countries, 70 to 80 per cent of small-scale miners are informal. Despite the inform nature of the sector, Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) has in the recent years grown rampantly because of the rising value of minerals globally. According to a report released by the Intergovernmental Forum (IGF) Global Trends in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM): A... Read more