Kenya
Ruto drags his feet over issuing new mining permits

Gold prospectors work at an open-cast mine in the village of Kogelo, west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, on 15 July 2015.
Gold prospectors work at an open-cast mine in the village of Kogelo, west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, on 15 July 2015. © Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
Mining companies are upping the pressure on the Kenyan authorities to lift the moratorium on new licences, but the government is insisting on conducting a more detailed audit of the sector first. [...]
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