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Mali’s new mining law: an improvement, but fails artisanal miners

by Dr Ahamadou Mohamed Maiga and Brendan Schwartz

Mali’s long-awaited mining reforms are here. A mix of progressive and outdated measures, the code must pass parliamentary review before entering into law. We assess the significance of three aspects of the legislation, concentrating on the areas covered by our policy recommendations from late last year: fiscal reforms, artisanal mining and local…


Added by Brendan Schwartz on October 8, 2019 at 13:39 — No Comments

Revising Mali’s mining code: three key areas for improvement

Mining is critical to Mali’s economy and post-conflict rebuilding, yet the sector faces huge challenges that impact both the environment and the economy. To address these issues, in 2014 the government announced plans to reform its 2012 mining code, though progress has been slow. This policy briefing sets out key technical recommendations for the ongoing reform programme that would enable Mali to overcome obstacles to derive greater revenue from mining, to improve local development…


Added by Brendan Schwartz on December 10, 2018 at 19:32 — 1 Comment

Mining in the deep-sea bed: are we ready?

Full blog available at: https://www.iied.org/mining-deep-sea-bed-are-we-ready

International law designates the deep seabed as the “common heritage of mankind”, but poorly regulated mining could cause irreparable damage to such a fragile ecosystem. Erika Solimeo and Brendan Schwartz argue that the International Seabed Authority needs a moratorium on mining extraction licences.

Added by Brendan Schwartz on November 23, 2018 at 14:22 — No Comments

Equatorial Guinea Advert in the NY Times

While we were all enjoying the holiday season relaxing with friends and family, President Obiang was working hard...on his image. NYTimes

Added by Brendan Schwartz on January 20, 2013 at 3:29 — No Comments

Financial Times video on resource nationalism

Financial Times discusses resource nationalism. Interesting to note what many refer to as "local content" (a positive thing) they call a subtle form of resource nationalism (a negative connotation).


Added by Brendan Schwartz on January 4, 2013 at 2:53 — No Comments


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