Banro’s Namoya employees return to work after militia violence shut mine

July 7, 2017

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Dual-listed Banro Corporation on Friday said mining staff at its Namoya gold operations, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have returned to work, following a precautionary evacuation earlier this week. On Monday, fighting between the Congolese army and a local militia forced the miner to suspend operations, as 23 trucks, belonging to a contractor of the mine were caught in a cross-fire between soldiers and a local self-defence militia – identified by the army as Mai-Mai Yakutumba – near the town of Lulimba.

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