The planes from Johannesburg to Mozambique's airports of Maputo, Tete and Pemba are full of business people these days.
The Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) is pushing for the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to act against Chinese-owned Namibia Huaxin Resources and Exploration for environmental damage and non-compliance with the regulations of the Environmental Management Act.
While the United Nations may be divided on certain issues, the need to prevent conflicts over natural resources such as water, land, oil or minerals is uniting experts inside and outside the UN system.
The issue of oil and its impact on people and their land was discussed by civil society, the oil industry and representatives from the Congolese government at a two day conference in Kinshasa, co-organized by WWF-Democratic Republic of Congo.
One year ago, the United States government froze all property of the Central Bank of Iran and other Iranian financial institutions within the United States. The move was part of a broader effort to compel the Islamic Republic to give up its alleged nuclear weapons program.
Over a dozen Ministers from countries around the world released a statement today calling for accelerated action to substantially reduce venting, leakage, and flaring of natural gas from oil and gas operations worldwide. Specifically, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition intends to work with lead
In November, the first shipment of raw “rare earth” minerals arrived at an $800 million processing plant on Malaysia’s east coast near the home of Tan Bun Teet.
On January 15, 2013 Former TA Senior Fellow Stacy VanDeveer published a paper on resource competition
Bloomberg and Reuters news agencies have reported that the International Monetary Fund has halted its loan programme with the Democratic Republic of Congo because of concerns over transparency in the country's mining sector.
Traveling through the northern Colombian Department of Cesar, on the horizon one can see mountains to the east and to the west of the road. “Those mountains on the right are part of the Sierra de Perijá range,” explains the local driver, “but not those on the left.
Interview with Alina Banu, activist for the campaign “Salva?i Ro?ia Montan?” (Save Ro?ia Montan?), a civil society network that has been founded in response to a gold mine project in Ro?ia Montan?, Romania.
“It’s possible that two children died so that you could have that mobile phone,” says Jean-Bertin, a 34-year-old Congolese activist who wants to end the “absolute silence” around the crimes committed in his country to exploit strategic raw materials like coltan.
17 August 2012 - Thirty-four people were killed after police opened fire on striking miners at a South African mine on Thursday, the police chief has said.
5 August 2012 - Zambian miners have killed a Chinese manager by pushing a mine trolley at him during a riot at a coal mine in the south of the country.
A second Chinese was injured, as were several Zambians, during the riot on Saturday.