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Mining is the second largest export in the Rwandan economy after tourism. In 2017, the sector generated about $373.4 million of foreign exchange. The government is constantly active to boost the exports by another 300% in the next 5 years. Rwanda is also one of the world’s largest producers of tin, tantalum, and tungsten while it also possesses a variety of minerals such as good quality silica sands, kaolin, vermiculite, diatomite, clays, limestone, talcum, gypsum, and pozzolan.

  • Rwanda targets billions annually from mineral exports

    The Rwandan mining sector has goals of increasing mineral export revenues to $800 million by 2020 and $1.5 billion annually by 2024. Frank Butera, Executive Secretary Rwanda Mining Association joins CNBC Africa for more on this.

    Posted on : By CNBC Africa -August 14, 2018


    Posted on :Monday , 25th March 2019

    The mining sector has emerged to be the highest foreign export earner of merchandise exports in Rwanda, since it commenced in the early 1930s. According to the statistic report of 2018 the export of Cassiterite amounted to $149 million, a huge potential of gold mining and export as well as wolfram and Colombo tanlite (Colton) has emerged recently. Rwanda has largely been underlained by the Kiba. . .

  • Simret, a high-grade silver discovered in East Africa

    Posted on :Tuesday , 11th December 2018

    Altus Strategies a UK-based mining company, announced the revelation of what the company calls “the Simret silver prospect” at its 100%-owned Daro project, located in the Tigray Regional State in East Africa.

    In a media statement, the project generator MNC said that Simret showed silver grades that include . . .

  • Rwanda mining sector revenue jumps to $373m boosting investment

    Posted on :Tuesday , 9th October 2018

    The Mining sector is Rwanda's second largest foreign exchange earner just behind tourism and the resilient East African country took in $166-million from exports of the commodities in 2016.

    Supported by a rebound in global prices of commodities, Rwanda's mineral exports earnings witnessed a more than double growth to $373-million in 2017 as compared to the previous 12 months, a top offi. . .

  • Encouraged by positive drilling outcomes of gold expansion, Ortac optimistic

    Posted on :Friday , 23rd February 2018

     Significant mineralisation intersection at the Casa mining project, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was reported by the Aim-listed Ortac Resources on Thursday

    The new gold assay results emerged from the expansion and infill drill programme currently under way at its Akyanga gold deposit and show 8.70 m at 3.90 g/t gold from 98.40 m, including 2.80 m at 10.62 g/t gold fro. . .

  • New technology to assist with cable-theft detection in mines

    Posted on :Saturday , 2nd December 2017

     New designs of electronic protection and control relays as well as cable-theft detection, in diverse industries, including ventilation and cooling applications in mining and quarrying have been introduced by Mining system solutions supplier Becker Mining South Africa’s Proloc and ProBeck. The relays can also be used in the electrification, municipal, water and wastewater, chemicals,. . .


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