Tensions Flare Between Zimbabwe Miners and Chinese Investors

Local chrome miners depend on Chinese investors for machinery and a market for ore. In theory, the partnerships are mutually beneficial. But in practice, Zimbabwean miners...

Small scale miners risk life and limb in Zimbabwe

Half a million people work as artisanal miners in Zimbabwe, where they face violence, theft and...

Zimbabwe’s new gold rush

Amid COVID restrictions, families, youths and women are flooding into the sector. Policy interventions are needed...

New threat haunts Zimbabweans panning for gold: Machete wielding gangs

Drought sent hungry Zimbabweans in search of gold. Now they face a new threat: Machete-wielding gangs....

Homes, land destroyed as desperate Zimbabweans turn to illegal gold mining

FILABUSI, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Under the blazing sun, a group of men use picks...

Zimbabwe’s government to give mining claims to artisanal diamond miners

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