Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC) is working to develop technologies and innovations that will reduce wastes, lower costs and mitigate environmental impacts across all aspects of mining. A major concern about the practices of foreign mining companies in Africa is their failure to pay adequate levels of tax. They are supposed to tell these girls to pursue their education but instead they sit at a big table and call my school mates to have sex with them. And, if youre inclined, join our campaign in January to STOP BRITISH EXPLOITATION IN SIERRA LEONE, and just this once, decide to decide. And even if they do, it tends to be small at 5-20%. After the first person she had sex with, one of the white African Minerals workers, she was HIV positive. Two perspectives on Sierra Leone are introduced that come across as two extremes: that of a country of war, rape corruption and alike and that of a country of peace, hope, tolerance and strength. ), at least in Sierra Leone. Most of the population has been expelled by force, many to camps in the Algerian desert where 165,000 refugees still live. My article was just trying to emphasise that the people of Sierra Leone are not helpless as many people conceive them to be but full of potential. Anglo Gold Ashanti has its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thats 6% of African Minerals expected revenue. One of my friends, Abiatu, decided to sell herself to provide for her family and fund her education her father had advised her not to become a prostitute but she decided she had to because of money. ICMM company member Sibanye-Stillwater is the worlds largest primary producer of platinum and rhodium, the second largest of palladium and a top tier gold producer. The latest edition of Resurgence & Ecologist is out now, and available to buy from the Resurgence Trust website. Civil rights and grassroots movements have played and will continue to play a crucial role in putting pressure on mining companies and the government to create fairer agreements that benefit the population. In 2003, ICMM published its 10 Principles for sustainable development to set a standard of ethical performance for our members. Mosselmans raises a potential interesting topic, but the blog introduces several very stereotypical perspectives, does not pay attention to societal complexities and fails to pose (although its a blog, not a full analysis, and it should thus be read as such) more interesting questions. And that is a pity. The International Zinc Association (IZA) represents the zinc industry globally to sustainably grow markets and maintain the industrys license to operate.
It is part of a consortium, led by US company Kosmos Energy, that in December 2014 became the first to drill for and later discover oil off the coast of Western Sahara. I had a word limit the issues are not addressed in detail I simply wanted to bring them to light. MMGs major shareholder is China Minmetals Corporation (CMC), and has its headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. Moreover, it conveys an image of Sierra Leone and the mining industry that does not reflect on realities and does not address societal challenges. There are many problems in Sierra Leone, the national discourse on behavioral change is not made of hot air, and such romanticizing views ignore the And the government is also weak to stand up to anyone for their countrys rights. We promise to work collaboratively with associations and other stakeholders to enhance the contribution of mining and metals to sustainable development. Antofagasta has registered offices in London, UK, and Santiago, Chile. Furthermore, with regards to Land Grabbing for more information you should look at this document: http://www.hrw.org/node/123182
Anglo American has its headquarters in London, UK. The companies persuaded the Government that their unorthodox fiscal arrangements and opt-outs were justified by the risks of a post-conflict society. This post originally appeared the Beaver, the LSE student newspaper. Secondly, she takes several mining towns and the role of mining companies as examples. This is an interesting blog, but I feel that there are some problems with the perspectives that are applied to Sierra Leone and the mining industry in the cuntry. This is truly a harrowing article,my heart goes out to these poor people. ICMM company member Antofagasta Minerals is a Chilean-based copper mining group with significant by-product production. I certainly believe my research would not then not be too simplistic for you to take seriously. Im not asking you to join an NGO, or change your dreams of becoming a banker. The sense of community, solidarity and hospitality is overwhelming. The website is owned and published by The Resurgence Trust, an educational charity. As the supervisor (accompanied by two fellow engineers) working for London Mining uttered these words to me, I realised that the the word humane in the English language was wrongly constructed; some humans, and more prominently, some human organisations, are devoid of passion or benevolence. The report: 'The New Colonialism: Britain's scramble for Africa's energy and mineral resources' is written and researched by Mark Curtis, and published by War On Want. Sierra Leones gross domestic product (GDP) is $2 billion and a very small population of 6 million. Having spent 3 months in Sierra Leone, I realise there are still complexities in society particularly given the outbreak of the recent Ebola crisis. And what they are doing is not helping Sierra Leone develop, but effectively stealing the resources and potential improved livelihoods of millions of people, forcing people to move from their homes, paying the government next to nothing, and fueling prostitution (including child prostitution).
ICMM member company Vale leads the global market in iron ore and nickel production. To argue that people look out after each other and help each other, that people appreciate everything no matter how small, is falsely romanticizing a highly problematic society. The institutions of international capitalism - from the World Bank, the IMF and the WTO to the compliant bureaucracies of national states or supranational unions - facilitate private capital's ability to appropriate wealth and institute everyday forms of structural violence (unemployment, infant mortality, bad housing, poverty, disease, malnutrition, environmental destruction, etc) that have become 'accepted' as necessary and taken for granted within mainstream media and political narratives. PDAC works to support a competitive, responsible, and sustainable mineral sector. These documents may also be insightful for you and regard the role of local NGOs: http://www.christianaid.org.uk/Images/sierra-leone-at-the-crossroads.pdf Each member of the expert panel will be expected to sign a confidentiality agreement with a prospective member company in order to bind himself/herself to keep confidential all information received that is not in the public domain. As part of that a view on Lunsar, an iron ore mining own in the Northern Province is introduced. The Nickel Institute works to promote and support the proper use of nickel in appropriate applications. Orano is largely state-owned with its headquarters in Paris, France. The prospective member currently meets ICMMs membership requirements and the extent and significance of any gaps.
Having spent 3 months in Sierra Leone: peace, hope, reconciliation, perseverance, tolerance, strength, potential are what define it. What is the kind of grabbing that people actually talk about? The report states that, instead of reining in companies such as Cairn, the British government has actively championed them through trade, investment and tax policies.
African Rainbow Minerals has its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. Secondly, I find the assumption that if mining companies demonstrated CSR in Sierra Leone, they could significantly improve the lives of 6 million people and the resource curse would disappear a sign of ideological projection and quite ignorant to the practices of CSR implementation (where is the role of local ngos?? With the 'big six' of global agribusiness now set to turn into the 'even bigger three', farmers and consumers are facing more GMOs and pesticides, less choice, and deeper price gouging. The population of Lunsar said they see this as an attempt by London Mining to wipe Lunsar off the face of the map.
UK government must be held accountable for the plunder, In response to the report's findings, War on Want believes that UK companies must be held responsible for their behaviour in Africa and that the UK government must be held accountable for its complicity in the plunder. I consider the statements quite superficial with no attention to micro-politics. They are instinctively non-confrontational due to the fact that they are terrified of anything like civil war returning to their country.
I am currently conducting my dissertation on natural resource management in Sierra Leone that will be a full analysis. Many towns have been affected by mining company land grabbing. This is not a situation where you can simply place the blame on the government. She did not come back to school because she felt too ashamed. Abiatu, aged 17 years old, died on September 17 2012 of Aids. Civil rights and grassroots movements have played and will continue to play a crucial role in putting pressure on mining companies and the government to create fairer agreements that benefit the population. It was to prevent the creation of an independent hard currency in Africa that would free the continent from economic bondage under the dollar, the IMF and the French African franc, shaking off the last heavy chains of colonial exploitation. Gold Fields has its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. ICMM company member Orano is a leader in uranium production with operations internationally. Get access to nearly 50 years of journalism at the Ecologist Archive. Through their commitments, company members work together, alongside governments and local communities, to improve quality of life beyond the provision of the minerals and metals that sustain modern living.