Kenya’s Professionals call for a supreme natural resource law

The Association of Professionals in East Africa, the Kenyan Chapter has initiated a plan aimed at developing an umbrella law to guide the management of natural resources. According to Dr Daniel Ichangi, the Chairman of APSEA said the recent discoveries of oil, coal, titanium and other minerals necessitate the need to have an overriding law. [...]

Mining Paradise, August 2012: I WAS WRONG ABOUT CORREA

I admit it, I thought he would wait until after the elections- due to take place in Februrary- before sending in the mining thugs to try to impose the government’s mining agenda on Intag’s communities. Yet, as I recall, I think I mentioned the fact that when it comes to mining, very little would surprise [...]

Mining paradise 2012: Codelco hopes to start exploring Junin in 2013

This last Thursday (July 26), the governments of Ecuador and Chile signed a bilateral agreement to strengthen their political, cultural and economic ties. In the economic sphere mining took center stage. I am reproducing the part on mining below, and as you can see, the government of Ecuador would like Codelco to start exploration in [...]

Mining paradise: The new season

Enami tries to establish a presence in Intag and hopes to succeed where Mitsubishi and Copper Mesa failed You were with us for the first exciting season of Mining Paradise in the 1990’s, when Bishimetals, a Mitsubishi subsidiary, spent years exploring for copper in Intag’s Toisan Cordillera, thanks to one of those wonderful “international development [...]

Plunder of Palestinian natural resources is “corporate war crime,” manual explains

WhoProfits, a research project of the Coalition of Women for Peace, has documented corporate plunder of natural resources in the occupied West Bank. For example, Israeli cosmetics firm Ahava’s extraction of mud from the occupied Palestinian Dead Sea and HeidelbergCement and Cemex’s role in operating quarries in the West Bank. HeidelbergCement and Cemex headquarters are [...]

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