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The Deafening Silence on the Lives and Deaths of the Zama Zama Miners

In the last few weeks, a terrible tragedy has been unfolding right beneath the feet of Johannesburgers. Several miners − estimates vary from many dozen to just over ten − have been trapped underground. Their bodies are being recovered very slowly, one by one.

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The tragic gold mining affair in Zamfara State

ZAMFARA (Nigeria) – The tragedy in Zamfara State is not only a resource curse but a wakeup call,’ writes Uche Igwe. Illegal minerals mining in Nigeria’s Zamfara State sheds light on the problems posed by extractive industries in developing countries.

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