Kinross to suspend operations in Russia

After confirming 23 February that its assets in Russia were unaffected by new U.S sanctions and were operational, the Canadian-based senior miner said 2 March it was in the process of idling its portfolio in the region. Kinross executives said the company is “deeply concerned” about destruction and loss of life in Ukraine and offered support to those suffering in…

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Ghana mining truck explosion kills 13, injures dozens more

The mining town of Apiate, Ghana, has been reduced to rubble after a mining truck carrying explosives reportedly detonated. According to Reuters, the blast on 21 January left a crater 66 feet in width and took with it hundreds of surrounding houses. It also blew the doors and roofs from other buildings. The truck, owned by Maxam, was reportedly working…

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