Rwanda amends its mining licensing regime

Published: Thursday, 17 July 2014

The amendment to the Mining Code opens Rwanda up for exploration as it allows for greater flexibility in the length of time a licence can be held. The country holds deposits of rare earths, kaolin, feldspar and silica sand, so this easing could spell more outside investment in the country’s mining sector.

By Allan Bariyo

An amendment to the Rwandan mining laws this week sees a change to the duration prospective miners can hold onto a mining licence.

Previously, those wishing to develop a mine in the mineral-rich East African nation would have had to pledge development for either a five year...

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