Tag Archive | Mining

Australian company seeks potash mining licence in Eritrea

Reuters By Edmund Blair NAIROBI, May 3 Australia mining group Danakali Ltd has applied to Eritrea for a mining licence for its Colluli Potash Project, which is expected to start production in 2019, the company’s chief executive said. Eritrea, which became independent from Ethiopia in 1991 after years of fighting, wants to establish a mining […]

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Nevsun Resources: A Tale of Corporate Greed and Duplicity

This is a story about a Canadian mining company that chose to do business with Eritrea. It is a story about corporate greed hiding behind grandiose statements of upholding “liberal democratic values” and being “a source of good for Eritrea.” It is a story about three Eritreans—Gize Yebeyo Araya, Kesete Tekle Fhazion and Mihretab Yemane […]

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Eritrea looks to build mining sector to kick-start economy

Note from the Strathink Editorial Team: This week we will be publishing a series on Nevsun Mining in Eritrea. As a scene setter, we bring you this article from Edmund Blair in Asmara.   ASMARA | BY EDMUND BLAIR A general view shows the gold, copper and zinc mining pit at the Bisha Mining Share Company, northwest of […]

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Canada’s Nevsun defends Eritrea mining after damning UN report

Workers are shown smelting gold at the Bisha mine in Eritrea in this undated photo. Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press Published Friday, September 4, 2015 12:20PM EDT  CALGARY — Canadian mining company Nevsun Resources is defending its operations in Eritrea following a damning report by the United Nations that accused the miner of using forced […]

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Ethiopia opal miners dig their way to prosperity

Miners say they are able to save money to buy cars and houses thanks to government’s focus on safety and health issues. Charles Stratford |  The Ethiopian highlands are often called “the roof of Africa”. It’s a rugged, breathtakingly beautiful landscape and a discovery in recent years has got precious gem experts around the world excited: […]

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China – Making Its Mark In East Africa

Brindaveni Naidoo East Africa, which is set to become the continent’s fastest-growing region, is becoming an increasingly important destination for China. Additionally, East African port and rail development is being included as part of China’s new concept of a ‘maritime silk road’, which will result in an increasing geopolitical influence within the Indian Ocean. A new […]

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China panic crushes mining stocks

Frik Els Billions wiped from mining sector as gold, silver prices fall and copper, iron ore prices plummet to 2009 levels amid Chinese stock market collapse  The value of base and precious metal miners and the diversified giants all fell on Tuesday as commodity prices dropped to fresh multi-year lows hit by the triple whammy of […]

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