Category archives for: Mining

Report: Over 90% of Salt Brands Globally Contain Microplastics

Dakar, Senegal, October 18, 2018/ — Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon National University and Greenpeace East Asia.

Africa Can Get More from its Minerals by Building Industries to Service Mines

EPA/Aaron Ufumeli Vuyo Mjimba, Human Sciences Research Council October 8, 2018//-Multinational firms from Europe, North America and more recently China still dominate the extraction and refining of most of minerals mined in Africa with minimal roles for African firms.

IMF Vindicates ADI Position on $2 Billion Bauxite Deal

Accra, Ghana, October 5, 2018//-The International Monetary Fund (IMF), has vindicated the position of the Alliance for Development and Industrialization (ADI) on the US$2 billion bauxite deal.

‘Vedanta’s Billions: Regulatory Failure, Environment and Human rights’ – report Released

October 2, 2018//-Foil Vedanta and a coalition of organisations have released a damning report ‘Vedanta’s Billions- Regulatory failure, environment and human rights‘ days before Vedanta Resources’ AGM and de-listing, described by Hywel Williams MP as ‘deeply concerning and disturbing’. 

Ghana: Hundreds Rush to Menzgold to Receive Dividends

Accra, Ghana, September 28, 2018//-Hundreds of customers of gold trading firm, Menzgold have massed up at the company’s branches in Accra to receive their dividends.

Why Namibians Want Fresh Impetus Behind Land Reform

Land reform discussions in Namibia don’t address capital or profits. shutterstock Luregn Lenggenhager, University of Basel and Romie Vonkie Nghitevelekwa, University of Namibia September 26, 2018//-Twenty-eight years after independence, wealth in Namibia is still skewed along racial lines laid down in the colonial period. The level of inequality is one of the highest in the […]

When Gold Prices Go up, So Does the Cost of a Dowry – and Baby Girl Survival Rates in India Fall

Gold jewellery has traditionally been central to dowries in India. witty234/Shutterstock Sonia Bhalotra, University of Essex When world gold prices go up, fewer girl babies in India survive the first month of life, according to our new research. My colleagues and I suggest that this is linked to gold often being part of bridal dowries […]

$2 Billion Deal with Sinohydro: Ghana to Be Confiscated by China If….

Accra, Ghana, September 25, 2018//-The inherent dangers of this agreement can only be seen when analyzed in the light of the Chinese EXIM conditions.

Investing in Africa Without Creating Debt Traps

September 20, 2018//-What do mobile networks across Africa, a local diamond industry in Botswana and a rebuilt tea processing facility in Rwanda have in common?

DJSI World Ranked Newmont as Mining Sector Leader for 4Th Consecutive Year

September 14, 2018//-Newmont Mining Corporation, a leading gold producer announced that for an unprecedented fourth year running, it has been named the Metals and Mining sector leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World).

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