"The pressure from the poverty predicament of African societies, their democratic underdevelopment, and the lack of adequate and capable legal and fiscal institutions are the key factors that make African resource-rich countries behave with…"
"The issue of the adequacy, or not, of extractive revenues to reduce poverty in Tanzania will depend on a number of factors. First and foremost is the training of Tanzanian citizens to be what I might call 'teitists'. This means that…"
"I find the argument by Antipas Massawe more of a sophistry than a coherent historically and politically derived argument. This is because it raises a number of questions which require a clarification on certain taken-for-granted assumptions. Such…"
"Thanks for the effort. But I would like to know: What is the difference between the price of the gold produced by smalls-cale miners and the price of rings made from the same gold, weight by weight?
"How do you define "African"? How African is African? Is the African Mining Vision 2050 African? If the logic in the 'African' mining policies was based on 'ubuntu economics', perhaps that would be the beginning of…"
For the last 15 years I have been intensely researching on extractive matters, especially in terms of human rights and revenue management advocacy, in the light of the African Mining 2050 Vision. I have visited a number of mining places (South Africa, Ghana, Rwanda and Tanzania. Currently I am Research fellow for Interfaith Standing Committee for Socioeconomic Justice and Integrity of Creation.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, human rights, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development