Report: Corporate tax dodging costs Zambia $3billion a year

Report: Corporate tax dodging costs Zambia $3billion a year

Zambia is losing $3 billion a year from corporate tax dodging according to a new report launched by War on Want. The sum is equivalent to nearly twice Zambia’s spending on health and education. ‘Extracting Minerals, extracting Wealth: How Zambia is losing $3 billion a year from corporate tax dodging...

‘Rivers of Acid’ in Zambian Villages

‘Rivers of Acid’ in Zambian Villages

Originally published by the BBC on 8/09/15.   Zambian villagers are taking a multinational copper mining firm to court in the UK, accusing it of poisoning their water. The BBC’s Nomsa Maseko visited the area which has allegedly been polluted. “I see an environmental catastrophe coming our way,” said the...

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...