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Ghana forum demands year-long moratorium to address impact of illegal mining

Irresponsible Mining

The people of Bepotintin near Ashanti Bekwi in Ghana are probably relieved, following the arrest of the Chinese born “galamsey” or illegal mining operator, Aisha Huang, whose area of operation included their farmlands. They must be relieved because the continuous vandalising of their erstwhile cocoa farms has ceased. But their relief is short-lived, because their once lucrative cocoa farms are no ...

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Experts predict Trump’s promise to bring back coal jobs ‘will not be kept’

Trump-coal

Lifting a moratorium against leases for coal mining on public lands will not create demand for coal as power companies continue to shift to natural gas and other energy sources, experts say President Trump lifted a moratorium on federal coal leases on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 paving the way for excavation of a fossil fuel on public land in the ...

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Radio Report: Implications of sand mining in Lagos

lagos sand mining

The building industry is one sector that has created huge opportunities for both the skilled and unskilled in Lagos to earn a living. But this, no doubt, has led to increase in sand mining activities in parts of the state, with attendant environmental and economic consequences. Against this backdrop, correspondent Innocent Onoh takes a look at sand mining and its ...

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Video: Government moves to intensify coal mining

Government move to intensify mining activities in Nigeria

Coal is likely to become a popular source of energy in Nigeria as the nation moves to intensify mining activities and boost production, contrary to global plans to transit to clean energy sources.

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Mining affected communities around the world say ‘No to Mining’

A clear message is coming from mining affected communities the world-over: No More! In a statement released today by the growing Yes to Life, No to Mining movement – a global coalition of civil society movements and mining affected communities – voices from Colombia, Uganda, the Philippines, Spain, Scotland, South Africa and beyond are united in their call for No ...

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GWP-WA and IUCN/PACO: How natural, human imbalances impact sustainable mining

Mining in West Africa while contributing to economic and social development of the countries, disrupts the natural and human balance raising questions about the risk it poses to the future life of communities living near mining sites. This is the observation made by a group of journalists from West and central Africa participating in a sub regional media capacity building ...

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West African govts cautioned against impacts of mining

Mr Salif Lamoussa Kabore, Burkina Faso’s Minister for Mining, Quarries and Energy, has called for effective regulation of mining activities in the West African Sub-region to prevent environmental degradation. He said although mining contributed to the socio-economic development of countries in the sub-region, “it does not come without environmental impact for our nations”. Mr Kabore noted that the rate, at which ...

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