Case Studies: Is Mining really ‘on top’ in Africa?

Case Studies: Is Mining really ‘on top’ in Africa?

These case studies, shared by members of African civil society and their allies, offer an insight into the many grave social and ecological issues caused by large-scale mining in Africa and the failure of companies to adequately address these. In terms of reflecting the full scale of these problems in...

PRESS RELEASE: African Civil Society Challenges London Mining Conference

PRESS RELEASE: African Civil Society Challenges London Mining Conference

  Thursday 25th June 2015: For immediate release   PRESS RELEASE   African Civil Society Challenges London Conference and Asks: “Is Mining Really ‘On Top’ in Africa?”   Today civil society groups from Africa and their allies in the UK submitted an open letter to the organisers and delegates of...

Sierra Leone’s Mining Boom and Human Rights

Human Rights Watch — Sierra Leone’s Mining Boom and Human Rights

This report, published by Human Rights Watch, documents how the Sierra Leone government and London based mining company African Minerals Limited has forcibly dispossessed and relocated local communities, resulting in inability to grow crops or pursue economic activities that once sustained communities, with violent police tactics used to repress local...