Eritrea: Mining law and the Licensing procedure

Mining Journal

Mining Journal

The legal framework governing the conduct of all mining and related operations within the territory of Eritrea is embodied in the mining law, which comprises the Minerals Proclamation (No68/1995), the Mining Income Tax Proclamation (No69/1995) and Regulations on Mining Operations (Legal Notice No19/1995), all of which were promulgated in March 1995.

The mining law was prepared to satisfy the key policy which is that all mineral resources in Eritrea are public property, and hence the State has a duty to ensure the conservation and sustainable development of these resources for the benefit of the people. It also provides a favourable environment for foreign direct investment into the mining sector.

Due recognition is made of the significant role that foreign investment and skills can play in the development of this sector, and of the capital intensive, long-term, and risky nature of mining investments. The law also recognises the importance of regulations to ensure the proper protection of the natural environment, and strongly urges operators to comply with sound principles of resource management and land use.                          Continue reading

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Eritrea: Mining law and the Licensing procedure

Mining Journal

Mining Journal

The legal framework governing the conduct of all mining and related operations within the territory of Eritrea is embodied in the mining law, which comprises the Minerals Proclamation (No68/1995), the Mining Income Tax Proclamation (No69/1995) and Regulations on Mining Operations (Legal Notice No19/1995), all of which were promulgated in March 1995.

The mining law was prepared to satisfy the key policy which is that all mineral resources in Eritrea are public property, and hence the State has a duty to ensure the conservation and sustainable development of these resources for the benefit of the people. It also provides a favourable environment for foreign direct investment into the mining sector.

Due recognition is made of the significant role that foreign investment and skills can play in the development of this sector, and of the capital intensive, long-term, and risky nature of mining investments. The law also recognises the importance of regulations to ensure the proper protection of the natural environment, and strongly urges operators to comply with sound principles of resource management and land use.                          Continue reading

Eritrea: Mining law and the Licensing procedure

Mining Journal

Mining Journal

The legal framework governing the conduct of all mining and related operations within the territory of Eritrea is embodied in the mining law, which comprises the Minerals Proclamation (No68/1995), the Mining Income Tax Proclamation (No69/1995) and Regulations on Mining Operations (Legal Notice No19/1995), all of which were promulgated in March 1995.

The mining law was prepared to satisfy the key policy which is that all mineral resources in Eritrea are public property, and hence the State has a duty to ensure the conservation and sustainable development of these resources for the benefit of the people. It also provides a favourable environment for foreign direct investment into the mining sector.

Due recognition is made of the significant role that foreign investment and skills can play in the development of this sector, and of the capital intensive, long-term, and risky nature of mining investments. The law also recognises the importance of regulations to ensure the proper protection of the natural environment, and strongly urges operators to comply with sound principles of resource management and land use.                          Continue reading

Hizbul Islam joins Al-Shabaab in Somalia

Hassan Dahir Aweys

By Bill Roggio

Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, the leader of Hizbul Islam, has merged his forces with Shabaab, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia, after suffering a string of military defeats at the hands of the rival Islamist terror group.         Continue reading

Hizbul Islam joins Al-Shabaab in Somalia

Hassan Dahir Aweys

By Bill Roggio

Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, the leader of Hizbul Islam, has merged his forces with Shabaab, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia, after suffering a string of military defeats at the hands of the rival Islamist terror group.         Continue reading

Hizbul Islam joins Al-Shabaab in Somalia

Hassan Dahir Aweys

By Bill Roggio

Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, the leader of Hizbul Islam, has merged his forces with Shabaab, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia, after suffering a string of military defeats at the hands of the rival Islamist terror group.         Continue reading

Eritrea and US – It takes two to Tango!

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By Berhane Alazar

As Eritreans, with no access to the inner workings of governments, most of us suspected it all along, what looked obvious to many who have witnessed the lopsided relationship Eritrea has had with various US administrations for the last 50 years!.

Thanks to Wikileaks recent release of some avalanche of US State Department cables, however, the world is mystified about the shoddy and undiplomatic language about anyone and everyone except those inept personnel at the State Department!            Continue reading