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Zimbabweans in Granite Mining Areas See Little Revenue From Prized Stone

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: BusinessExtractives

In 2016, Zimbabwe exported $45.5 million in granite, and the country’s black granite is particularly valued. There’s just one problem: Zimbabwe’s miners and mining communities are receiving a pittance of the revenue generated by their natural resource.

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Hybrid Maize Seeds, Required by the Government, Frustrate Rwandan Farmers

Region: Rwanda

Topics: EnvironmentExtractives

Despite plenty of arable land and potential labor, Rwanda imports more food than it exports. The government has introduced a program to get farmers to use hybrid maize seeds, but some farmers are pushing back against the strictures of the program.

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Portraits: Zimbabwe’s Gold Miners

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Extractives

Gold miners in Zimbabwe, many of whom work independently, avoid cameras, but Global Press Journal's Zimbabwean reporters earned their trust and photographed them, revealing a piece of that country's culture that is usually kept under wraps.

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Gold Rush: The Promise of Chinese Money Spurs Zimbabweans To Dig

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: ExtractivesMoney

Zimbabwe's government says China has poured millions of dollars into the gold-mining industry, but it's nearly impossible to tell whether that money makes its way to miners. Even so, the lure of Chinese-funded grants and loans has Zimbabweans unearthing increasingly more gold.

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