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Explosion leaves up to 75 coal miners trapped underground in Russia
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Explosion leaves up to 75 coal miners trapped underground in Russia

A rescue mission is underway to save dozens of missing trapped coal miners after a fire broke out at a mine in Russia. Emergency services rushed to the Listvyazhnaya coal mine in the Kemerovo region of Russia’s Siberia on Thursday November 25. At least one miner was reported to have died in the incident while fears have been growing for the missing coal miners amid the mine evacuation. A number of the coal miners were suffering from smoke poisoning when they were brought to the surface, authorities said. Russian media Interfax news agency quoted a mine official saying 75 miners’ whereabouts were unaccounted for. More than 200 people have been saved, emergency services said. Regional Governor Sergei Tsivilev said one person had died and another 43 were injured, acc...
Champions League: FC Sheriff’s Traore sets two records in win over Shakhtar Donetsk
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Champions League: FC Sheriff’s Traore sets two records in win over Shakhtar Donetsk

The African star has written his name in the competition’s history books as the Yellow Blacks subdued the Miners Two records tumbled for Adama Traore as FC Sheriff defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 in Wednesday’s Champions League fixture. Alongside Dimitris Kolovos, Frank Castaneda and Jasur Jakhshibaev, the Mali international was named in Yuriy Vernydub’s starting XI for the encounter against the Ukrainian Premier League outfit. He put the Moldovan top-flight side ahead in the 16th minute having been teed up by Cristiano da Silva. Cristiano’s lung-busting run from left-back saw him complete his part in the goal with an inch-perfect cross for Traore, whose acrobatic volley rippled goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov’s net.
What’s a Makarapa?
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What’s a Makarapa?

A decorated miner's helmet has become part and parcel of South African sports for decades, but what's the story behind the safety hat? Widely considered to be the symbol of South African football, makarapa is an important piece of fan's gear in the gold-rich country. The ornamented miner’s helmet has been part and parcel of sports in South Africa for decades now having been invented 41 years ago. Makarapa (singular Lekarapa) was invented by Alfred Baloyi, who was working as a municipal worker in the country's administrative and de facto capital, Pretoria. The word makarapa means 'scrapers' and it refers to the migrant workers, who 'scrape' a living in the mining and construction industries in South Africa, while wearing the helmet.
Photos of six miners killed by suspected Fulani militias in Plateau State
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Photos of six miners killed by suspected Fulani militias in Plateau State

Suspected Fulani militias killed six miners and injured two others in Wereng community, Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau state. LIB reported that the eight miners were waylaid at about 7:45 pm on Thurday, April 15, on their way home from a mining site. Barrister Dalyop Mwantiri, of Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria (ECCVN) a non-governmental organisation based in Plateau, gave the names of the victims as: Chuwang Williams,29, 3. children Bulus Danbom, 41 Peter Williams, 39 years with 3 children. Dung Gyang, 60 Dachung Gara, 44 year with 5 children Davou Dachung, 45 years, 4 children Two others, Davou Jatau and Gyang Jatau survived with fatal injuries and currently receiving medical care at Vom Christian Hospital. In an interview with E...
100 Miners Kidnapped in Zamfara, 10 Killed by Abductors
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100 Miners Kidnapped in Zamfara, 10 Killed by Abductors

The Emir of Anka in Zamfara State,  Attahiru Ahmad has disclosed that more than 100 miners operating between Anka and Maru LGAs in the state were abducted by bandits on March 2. The monarch who is also the Chairman of the state council of chiefs, said the incident took place when the state government focused on the rescue of the 279 students abducted on February 26, from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe. Speaking in Gusau on Tuesday March 9 when Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) led service chiefs on an assessment visit to the state, the Emir of Anka also disclosed that10 persons were killed by the bandits who invaded the mining site. He said; “The bandits have been attacking those involved in artisanal mining and carting away their money and property."
Richmond Boakye: Polish club Gornik Zabrze secure services of Ghana striker
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Richmond Boakye: Polish club Gornik Zabrze secure services of Ghana striker

The 14-time league champions have acquired the 28-year-old in a half-season deal Ghana international Richmond Boakye-Yiadom has joined Polish side Gornik Zabrze, the club has announced. The striker joins the The Miners as a free agent on a short-term deal which lasts until the end of the season. Gornik are 14-time Polish champions, a record jointly held with Wisla Krakow and Legia Warsaw.
FG Mounts Pressure On Osun To Surrender Suspected Illegal Chinese Miners
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FG Mounts Pressure On Osun To Surrender Suspected Illegal Chinese Miners

The Federal Government and its agencies, over the weekend, mounted fresh pressure on the government of Osun State to hand over 27 persons caught in illegal mining of gold and have been in the custody of the state in the last three weeks. The pressure is coming on the premise that the Osun State Government has no power to detain any illegal miner, as no law in Nigeria donates such power to them under the 1999 Constitution. The illegal miners, which included 17 Chinese nationals were apprehended in the gold fields of Osun State on May 3, 2020 and detained by the authorities of that state. However, the Federal Government has insisted that it was illegal for Osun State to handle the investigation of the suspects or their prosecution. Director General, Nigeria Geological Survey Age...
FG To Jail Illegal Miners For Two Years Without Option Of Fine
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FG To Jail Illegal Miners For Two Years Without Option Of Fine

As part of measures being put in place to effectively regulate mining activities, the Federal Government is coming up with an all-encompassing policy to adequately unlock the potentials abound in the sector by encouraging and empowering local miners to take over the mining activities, thereby creating huge job opportunities for more Nigerian youths. Consequently, the Federal Government is currently working on Downstream Policy with a focus on mining activities centred on over 44 mineral resources for which the country is blessed, devising means through which mining activities will be boosted and combating illegal mining activities with a strict trial of any miners caught without necessary approval for mining. Speaking in Abeokuta on Tuesday during series of meetings with stakeholders...
Ban On Mining Activities Won’t Last Long — Minister
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Ban On Mining Activities Won’t Last Long — Minister

The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari, yesterday, assured miners and investors that the ban on mining activities in Zamfara State would not last long. Bwari said this while speaking on the need for government to take the action in the interest of protecting lives and property in the state, expressed optimism that very soon the government would sanitise the mining industry for legitimate miners to do their business. He said: “It’s quite unfortunate that we had to stop mining in Zamfara, a state so well endowed, a state in which we are right now doing some exploration works and where we have even discovered some minerals such as barite, nickel, manganese, and others. While pursuing economic activities, the human angle must be considered. It happened tha...
China Coal Mine Accident Kills 12
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China Coal Mine Accident Kills 12

Seven trapped miners have been confirmed dead after a gas outburst in a central China coal mine, bringing the death toll to 12. Workers at the Xingyu Colliery were expanding a pipeway on Wednesday evening when a roof collapsed and triggered the gas outburst. There were five confirmed deaths at the time while 39 of the 51 people underground managed to escape, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. It is unclear whether the workers died from falling rubble or from gas asphyxiation. An initial investigation found the accident was triggered by human error, Xinhua cited local authorities as saying. The Xingyu accident brings the death toll to over 100 over the past two months. China is the world's biggest coal producer, with the poorest safety record for min...

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