Tanzania: Miners plead for time to make positive contribution

Small miners in Tanzania have called for the government to give them enough space so that they can make positive contribution in the nation’s economy. This call was part of the deliberations made after a three days capacity building for small miners that was organized by three NGOs namely Policy Forum, HakiMadini and Interfaith Standing [...]

Danish clients dump G4S because of security company’s ties to Israeli occupation (VIDEO)

After pressure from BDS activists, several Danish clients have terminated contracts with British-Danish security company G4S for the company’s role in the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Meanwhile, the UK Home Affairs Committee last week published a damning report about the failure of G4S to deliver on a contract to secure the London Olympics. The committee [...]

Shell’s Game with the Future of the Arctic Ocean

Questions are being raised about Shell’s ability to manage its oil and gas drilling operations in the Arctic Ocean. The company is reneging on its emissions commitments and is already having trouble with the ships tasked to locate fossil fuels. Right before it begins its drilling operations in August, Shell is trying to change the [...]

The next round in Intag? ENAMI takes its first steps

ENAMI stands for Empresa Nacional Minera, Ecuador’s state-owned mining company. It came into being in 2009, after the passing of the new mining law, in order not to let the transnationals be the only ones pillaging the country’s mineral resources. They have ZERO experience in large-scale metal mining, since Ecuador has no large-scale metal mines.This [...]

Cameroon: Rendering domestic timber market operational

An information campaign recently launched in the port city of Douala seeks to enhance the processing of timber. The Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, Philip Ngole Ngwese, has launched an information campaign and awareness-raising about the organization, operation and implementation of Cameroon’s Domestic Timber Market, known by its French acronym as MIB, in a bid [...]

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