Zimbabwe’s gold output rose to 24.8 tonnes in 2017: central bank

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A Zimbabwean miner works underground at Mwana Africa's Freda Rebecca Gold Mine near Bindura, about 90km north of the capital Harare, file. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s full year gold production rose to 24.8 tonnes in 2017 from 22.7 tonnes the previous year, the central bank’s refining and printing subsidiary said on Wednesday.

A Zimbabwean miner works underground at Mwana Africa’s Freda Rebecca Gold Mine near Bindura, about 90km north of the capital Harare, file. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo
Gold is the southern African nation’s top mineral export earner, with production rising in the last four years after small-scale and individual miners received financial and equipment support from the government.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by Joe Brock

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