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The Sierra Fund Bi-Annual Conference: Gold That Regenerates Ecology and Community
The Sierra Fund, a small environmental NGO, has been at the forefront protecting and preserving the Sierra Nevadas. Part of their mission has been focusing on addressing the legacy of the California gold rush.
Twenty-six million pounds of mercury were brought to the Sierra during the CA Gold rush to…Continue
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Estelle Levin Limited (ELL) has launched a blog series called ‘Living in the Shadows Ebola’, that ELL associate Babar Turay will be writing on the effects of ebola on Sierra Leone, and in particular its diamond mining district of Kono. This blog is the first in the series. The original blog post can be found…Continue
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Not enough has been heard from local voices in the mining sector over the last 10 years. In the next year, this needs to change.
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Meeting the regional energy demands has been a tough feat for many African countries. Since energy is crucial for achieving growth and development, most of the region’s economic issues are dependent on energy. From poverty reduction, food security, increased access to sanitation and safe drinking water, to health promotion and disease prevention, energy is essential. Many rural areas in Africa do not have adequate…Continue
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Karl-Reiner Riedlinger, Ascan Lutterodt and Robert Atsrim.
The fears of small scale miners and artisans that…Continue
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The Economist Intelligence Unit, January 21, 2015
We have sharply revised down our oil price forecast for 2015 to US$54/barrel, from US$80/b previously, and US$98.4/b in 2014. This reflects dramatic shifts in the…
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Against a background of crashing commodity prices, mining in Africa is facing increasing pressure as governments and investors struggle over distribution of the mineral wealth lying under much of the…Continue
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Mongolia’s new government challenged by a vulnerable economy
High dependency on mineral exports means the country is hurt by lower commodity prices.…
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Madagascar EITI points to lost revenues due to mineral smuggling
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From left back row:Robin Evans, Nii Adjetey-Kofi Mensah, middle row: Seibik bugri, Yirenkye-Antwi, Front: Kwaku Treveh, Dr Gondwe and Godwin Amarh.
Leading Small Scale Miners have called on government and other stakeholders to put in place…Continue
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The Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency William Ruto, formally launched Kenya’s new online mining cadastre portal on 6th Friday 2015.
At a gala function held on the grounds of the Ministry of Mining in Nairobi, H.E. Ruto praised the new Ministry for taking the initiative in launching this new e-Government platform for effective management of Kenya’s mineral resources.
“Today we celebrate a massive reduction in bureaucracy in the Ministry of…Continue
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In order to expand on the direction provided by the IGF’s Mining Policy Framework (MPF), IGF members have identified the need for more concrete guidance on managing key issues…Continue
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Far from the buoyant football stadiums hosting the Africa Cup of Nations, civil society groups gathered in Equatorial Guinea’s main cities, Malabo and Bata, to elect their representatives to the local EITI decision making body. PWYP was present during those unprecedented elections and reports back.
The morning was long – and sweaty. The civil society activists that gathered that Saturday to elect their representatives had the privilege of being hosted by the Delegation of the Ministry…Continue
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Oil, Gas and Energy Law Intelligence (www.ogel.org) invites submissions for a special issue on "International Taxation in the Energy Sector". The guest editor for this special issue will be Dr. Knut Olsen of Dr. K. Olsen Global Tax Consultants.
It is ten years since the last special OGEL issue on taxation was published. Since then, there…Continue
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Please find linked below a Financial Times Beyond BRICs blog post written by NRGI authors. It outlines ten consequences for resource-rich countries of the current weakness in commodity prices. Please feel free to share with your networks and on social media, comment on the FT or GOXI site, and get in touch with Thomas Lassourd (firstname.lastname@example.org) or David Manley (…Continue
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Despite the officially stated goal of economic diversification and the billions of petrodollars in government expenditure, Azerbaijan has made slow progress achieving non-oil growth and remains heavily dependent on oil revenues. Why have Azerbaijan’s efforts to reduce dependence on energy export revenue not borne fruit? Two factors seem crucial. First, various public investment projects, mostly on infrastructure, implemented under the banner of diversification were actually exploited…Continue
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