Allegations of Abuse in Southern Africa Mines

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5 November 2018

Tanzania: Government announces plans for a national registry of mine owners and shareholders

Author: Sharon Sauwa, The Citizen

"Name of mine owners to be disclosed", 26 October 2018...

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12 March 2018

Zimbabwe: NGOs & community groups say state sponsored killings happening at Chiadzwa diamond fields; claim at least 15 confirmed deaths and 256 cases of aggravated assault since July 2017

Author: James Thompson, Sunday Times (South Africa & Zimbabwe)

"Zimbabwean civic groups claim Chiadzwa diamond field killings are state sponsored", 1 March 2018...

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4 October 2016

Malawi: Human Rights Watch report says communities in mining areas "face serious problems with water, food and housing"; companies comment

A recent report by Human Rights Watch says mining in Malawi has put local residents at health risks and led to their loss of livelihoods. It says  families "living near coal and uranium mining operations face serious problems with water, food, and...

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8 October 2015

Namibia: Rössing contract workers petition the company over alleged exploitation, rights abuses

Author: Adam Hartman, Namibian

'Rössing contract workers feel exploited and abused', 9 Oct 2015: [Workers at] Rössing Uranium [part of Rio Tinto] [in a petition to management stated that they]...are “being exploited for cheap labour”, alleging that one permanent employee's salary...

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10 November 2012

“What is a House without Food?” Mozambique’s Coal Mining Boom and Resettlements [Mozambique]

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4 April 2011

Zambia: Prosecutors drop case against Chinese supervisors who allegedly shot 13 coal miners during protest at Collum Coal Mine

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15 October 2008

Botswana: De Beers returns to mine Central Kalahari Game Reserve while Bushmen are still displaced

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18 October 2006

[DOC] Business & Human Rights Resource Centre highlights reported abuses in Angola’s diamond industry and obtains company responses

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre...invites responses from companies when serious allegations of misconduct are made. This process helps ensure our work is balanced and encourages companies to publicly address concerns. Below is a recent...

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