Tag Archives: Mining

Britain’s scramble for Africa: The new colonialism

Written and researched by Mark Curtis, the report reveals the degree to which British companies now control Africa’s key mineral resources, notably gold, platinum, diamonds, copper, oil, gas and coal. It documents how 101 companies …

Vale leads corporates in offsetting and ‘false solutions’

The Brazilian company Vale is the world’s second largest metals and mining company and one of the largest producers of raw materials globally [1]. The company is expanding rapidly [2], including in Africa where it …

Emerald miner loses fifth of market value on Zambian anti-corruption plans

London-listed Gemfields warns that Zambia’s plans to clean up the gemstone trade will put its profitability at risk

The world’s biggest emerald miner lost almost a fifth of its market value on Monday after warning …

£5bn illegally taken out of Zambia over past decade, says report

Campaigners say most of the siphoned money ends up in tax havens and can be traced to mining multinationals

More than £5bn has been illegally siphoned out of Zambia over 10 years, with most of …

Zambian miners kill Chinese supervisor and injure another in pay dispute

Workers angry over mining company’s failure to raise wages in line with a directive from the Lusaka government

Zambian miners killed a Chinese supervisor and seriously wounded another on Saturday in a pay dispute at …