GEMFIELDS today warned shareholders that insurgency-related attacks had edged closer to the firm’s Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique.

The latest was in the Muaja village which is about 30km by road from Montepuez. A previous incident, reported by Gemfields last month, occurred about 65km east-north-east from the mine.

“A large number of people are reportedly relocating to Nanhupo and Namanhumbir, where the mining operations are located,” said Sean Gilbertson, CEO of Gemfields. “Given recent developments and the associated security review, operations continue with increased vigilance,” he added. Click here to read full article.