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Ghana: Death Toll in Mine Explosion Hits 16

By Samuel Akapule Bolgatanga — Three more persons have died following the underground explosion of mining pit at the Gbane community here in the Upper East Region bringing the total death toll to 16. Earlier,…

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Xolobeni – Mining and the betrayal of the Land and People of South Africa

Transworld Energy and Mineral Resources clear influence over the DMR and attacks against rural people must end. On the 26th of November 2018 another community activist working with the Amadiba Crisis Committee was murdered (see this article). There has been no justice and little fanfare. Ignoring the history the government media SABCNews has published a divisive story focused on threats made in response to the latest coercion of the people. Is it okay that SAPS and SABC being used against South Africans like this?

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“30 PIECES OF SILVER FOR XOLOBENI MINING LICENCES, MINISTER MANTASHE?” – SAFCEI

15 JANUARY 2019 Issued by Natasha Adonis, on behalf of the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI). For more information, contact Natasha on 0797-999-654 or Natasha@safcei.org.za. As Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe gets…

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Posted in Biodiversity Ecology Economics Environmental Rights Human Rights Justice

Looking Beyond Entrepreneurial Illusions to End Africa’s Food Crisis

January 15, 2019Africa, Agriculture, Ecology, Economy Terry Leahy Over the last fifteen years, I have focussed my research on food security projects in the rural areas of Southern and Eastern Africa, in countries previously colonized…

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Mining Rehabilitation in South Africa

The information disclosed by mining companies, about the costs of rehabilitation of the environmental damage that they cause, and about the money that they are obliged to set aside to fix it, is inconsistent, unclear, in some cases unreliable, and not comparable between companies.

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OPINION | Going from a miner to a cabinet minister changed Gwede Mantashe

Opinion & Analysis / 27 November 2018, 3:53pm / EBRAHIM HARVEY I cannot believe Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe is the same man I first met when we were both in trade unions in the…

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“Every time we try, we get killed”: Confronting torture in the DRC

By Tracy DoigDecember 5, 2018 Original A new report documents widespread abuses by the Congolese government against ordinary citizens. Things may get worse as elections approach. In the last few years, there have been several…

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Celebrating the life of Sobukwe with moves towards real land reform in South Africa

Today marks the anniversary of the 94th year since Sobukwe one of our most visionary and influential leaders was born. It also follows the Parliamentary vote to address the Constitution to see about resolving the unfair distribution of land ownership.

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‘They’re killing us’: world’s most endangered tribe cries for help

Original article Logging companies keen to exploit Brazil’s rainforest have been accused by human rights organisations of using gunmen to wipe out the Awá, a tribe of just 355. Survival International, with backing from Colin…

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Xolobeni an important victory in a long struggle

On the one side there are big mining companies and politicians who are interested in exploiting the resources of the land and on the other side there are communities and natural habitats which are threatened…

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