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Britain’s scramble for Africa: The new colonialism

Africa is facing a new and devastating colonial invasion driven by a determination to plunder the natural resources of the continent, especially its strategic energy and mineral resources.

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Virtual mining in Cameroon: How to make a fortune by failing

Cameroon has a growing portfolio of failed mining projects in which a few well-connected individuals have made millions, all the while the minerals have remained deep under the ground. We investigate.

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Nig@55: Stakeholders Optimistic About Change In Mining

As Nigeria clocks another year and in spite of activities of alleged economic saboteurs, stakeholders in the nation’s mineral and mining sector are optimistic that development of the sector is on-going , even though at a crawly pace.

The years 2014/2015 has seen very little in the development of the sector as a result of the change in government, non-appointment of ministers, poor funding further confounded by the uncontrolled activities of illegal miners who continue to frustrate the efforts of government and legal miners.

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Canada in Africa: 300 years of aid and exploitation

Canadian policy in Africa can be summed up in nine words: Do what is good for Canadian-owned mining companies.

Despite rhetoric about aid to the poorest people in the world, the Harper Conservatives have worked assiduously to ensure that Canadian corporations profit from Africa’s vast mineral resources.

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The deadly occupation attracting Kenya’s youth

Nakuru County, Kenya – With a growing urban population, sand mining is emerging as a thriving yet dangerous and exploitative occupation for youths in search of jobs. 

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Don’t believe the media hype about striking mine workers in South Africa

The platinum strike led by new trade union Association of Mining and Construction Workers Union (AMCU), is now over four months long, making it the longest strike in the history of South Africa. The majority of the country’s English language newspapers depict the strike as a result of the greedy and unethical leadership of AMCU who have placed the country’s economy in jeopardy through lying to the miners about the viability of their wage demand of R12,500 or US$1,250.

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