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Chinese money for Ghana’s natural resources:The real cost

September 3, 2013 7:00 pm0 comments
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China’s growing interest in Africa has resulted in huge capital flows into the continent. From multi-billion dollar investments in oil and minerals, to the influx of thousands of merchants, labourers and cheap consumer goods, China’s economic and political reach is redefining Africa’s traditional ties with the international community.

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Closure of Ugandan Virmiculite Mine Leaves Hundreds Jobless

August 30, 2013 2:48 pm2 comments
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We are just waiting for an opportunity, to reclaim our land since the factory has failed, and there’s no work going on” remarks 23 year-old Fred Waslika, whose ancestral land, was leased to, a vermiculite mine in Manafwa, eastern Uganda.

The Namekara mine, located some 230 kilometers, east of the capital Kampala, is owned by the Australian based Gulf Resources.

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Human Rights Watch Urges Tanzanian Government and World Bank to Address Child Labor in Mines

August 28, 2013 3:51 pm0 comments
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Dar Es Salaam –Human Rights Watch is calling upon the government of Tanzania and international agencies, like the World Bank to address the issue of child labor in Mines.

Human Rights Watch in a report released today says children as young as eight-years-old are working in Tanzanian small-scale gold mines, with grave risks to their health and lives.

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