Petra Diamonds suspends operations at its Tanzania mine

The Tanzanian governments confrontational approach to miners operating in the country including  Petra Diamonds, has led to Petra suspending operations at its mine.

The Tanzanian government seized a shipment of rough diamonds belonging to Petra. They also question and held a number of staff in the latest assault on the African country’s mining sector.

This includes the concentrate exports ban and the non repayment of value added tax.