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Blog post
23 April 2018

Kanyika community mobilises against corporate harm in Malawi: Taming “the greedy Elephant”

Author: Joseph Kibugu, Senior Researcher & Representative for Eastern Africa, and Joy Mabenge, Anglophone Southern & Western Africa Researcher & Representative, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

The disproportionate power of corporations compared to host communities in mining areas calls for deeper thinking by human rights advocates to devise ways to empower such communities in mobilising against corporate-related human rights harm.

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Article
20 March 2018

Documentary on how Eland Coal Mining's operations have negatively impacted locals in northern Malawi

Author: Jackline Chiwale, on YouTube

"The Resource Curse of Mwaulambo"  

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Story
20 March 2018

Malawi: Documentary on how Eland Coal Mining's operations have negatively impacted locals, including endangering human health; Eland Coal did not respond

A recent documentary details how the operations of Eland Coal Mining have impoverished the locals. The company allegedly left deep trenches that endanger human and livestock. The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited Eland Coal Mining to...

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Company non-response
20 March 2018

Eland Coal Mining did not respond

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Story
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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Story
27 August 2016

Malawi: Report raises human rights concerns including workers' safety in mining areas; Mkango Resources & Nyala Mines respond

Norwegian Church Aid in collaboration with its partners recently released a report on the impact of mining on the local communities. According to the report, some communities around mining areas have been negatively impacted by mining activities...

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Article
15 June 2014

Karonga residents take mining company to task over pledges [Malawi]

Author: Karen Msiska, BNL (Malawi)

Villagers around Mwabulambo coal mine in Karonga have accused operators of the mine, Eland Coal Mine Company (ECM), of failing to provide the developments they promised in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the two parties signed. But mine...

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Article
26 April 2014

[PDF] Steep Rise in Allegations of Human Rights Abuse as Boom in Investment Brings Hope of Prosperity

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In a new briefing paper...Business & Human Rights Resource Centre...identifies three key trends in companies’ human rights impacts in the region...Executive Director...Phil Bloomer said: “The threat of the infamous ‘Resource Curse’ hangs heavy...

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Article
1 April 2014

[PDF] Steep Rise in Allegations of Human Rights Abuse as Boom in Investment Brings Hope of Prosperity - Business and Human Rights in Eastern Africa: A Regional Briefing Paper [full paper]

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Recent years have brought a boom in investment to Eastern Africa, fuelled in large part by new oil and other mineral finds, and demands for biofuels and other agricultural products. There is potential for these investments to help to fulfil economic...

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Company response
26 September 2011

[DOC] Eland Coal response re Malawi community concerns about mining activities

Author: Eland Coal

We are operating in strict compliance with the Malawian Laws and regulations.

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