In the past six months, the export of minerals coltan, cassiterite and wolframite have reportedly experienced a sharp drop in price on international markets. Mining is the second-largest contributor to the country's economy after tourism and employs more than 37,000 people.
Falling Mineral Prices Worry Local Miners
New Times, 31 July 2019
Falling global prices of mineral commodities are the latest challenges to the profitability of the mining sector, threatening to eclipse the gains achieved over the years. Read more »
Mining Sector Decries Inadequate Financing
New Times, 16 July 2019
Exploration and mining activities in Rwanda remain inadequately funded, despite continuous efforts by Government to showcase the sector's potential. Read more »
Inside Rwanda's New Investments in Minerals
New Times, 20 June 2019
Rwanda is now home to two refineries of gold and tin, both of which have the capacity to process large amounts of minerals from within the country and the region. Read more »
The economy which grew by over 210% to U.S.$248.5 million compared to U.S.$80.1 million in 2016, has been boosted by the mining sector which has undergone significant changes in ... Read more »
Mining activities at Ntunga site.
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