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27 January 2016

Zambia: Homes crumbling due to collapsing Nkandabwe Coal Mines tunnels - Member of Parliament urges company to compensate displaced families

An estimated fifty people from several households surrounding Nkandabwe Coal Mine (formerly Collum Coal Mine, now owned by ZCCM Investments Holdings) in Zambia were left homeless after their houses developed huge cracks and almost collapsed from the...

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20 February 2015

After the Indabas: where next for southern African mining and human rights?

Author: Khanya Mncwabe in Mail & Guardian (So. Africa)

'Mining for goodwill reaps profits', 20 Feb 2015: Africa’s top mining…executives met…at the Investing in African Mining Indaba…last week…[J]ust a few kilometres away…hundreds of civil society activists who could not afford the almost $2 000 admission...

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6 February 2015

NGO report examines the human rights impacts of southern Africa’s extractive sector

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

'Business unusual: Mining in the aftermath of Marikana - the human rights impacts of southern Africa’s extractive sector', Feb 2015: Mining is central to the economies of southern Africa…But there is so much more that this wealth-generating industry...

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2 March 2014

One African nation starts to 'push back' on abusive foreign investors [Zambia]

Author: Alexander Mutale, Christian Science Monitor

...[I]n a region with a history of abuse and exploitation...Zambia has...started "pushing back" on foreign investors that want to do business the old way...In the past, foreign...investors would...sign incentive-laden contracts, then promptly ignore...

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20 February 2013

Zambia seizes control of Chinese-owned mine amid safety fears

Author: BBC [UK]

Zambian mining minister, Yamfwa Mukanga, said that the government had cancelled all three licences held by [Chinese-owned] Collum Coal mine...[and] would "continue operating them until a suitable investor is found"…Mr Mukanga said the mine had a poor...

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5 January 2012

[Video] King Cobra and the Dragon [Zambia]

Author: Al Jazeera

China's increasing engagement with Africa has become a subject of great controversy. The country's commercial interests in Africa have been called a new form of colonialism by some in the West, but many Africans say that China is a better partner than...

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4 April 2011

Zambia Drops Case of Shooting by Chinese Mine Bosses

Author: Barry Bearak, New York Times

In what could be a politically explosive decision, prosecutors in Zambia have decided not to pursue a case against two Chinese supervisors who shot 13 coal miners last year during a wage protest, the managers’ lawyer said Monday. The episode, which...

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23 February 2011

Special Report: In Africa, can Brazil be the anti-China?

Author: David Lewis, Reuters

At building sites from Angola to Zambia, teams of Chinese workers often do the work instead of Africans. Where locals are employed, their rough treatment by Chinese managers has stirred bitterness...That growing resentment is one reason why Brazilian...

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10 February 2011

[PDF] Business & human rights in Anglophone Africa – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Anglophone Africa over the past year... [Headings:] Examples of the “resource curse” ...HIV/AIDS and TB...Dams:...

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10 February 2011

New briefing on business & human rights in Anglophone Africa, by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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