Tanzania to revoke more than 100 mining licences

Published: Monday, 09 December 2013

Government takes hard-line action over speculators’ failure to act on mineral rights

By Allan Bariyo


Tanzania has moved to cancel 102 prospecting licences because of failures by licence holders to commence mine development activities within an appropriate time frame, the Energy and Minerals Ministry said last week.


The revocation follows President Jakaya Kikwete’s earlier directive for the repossession of idle...

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