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17 January 2020

Africa: New gold refineries raise concerns of 'race to the bottom' on conflict minerals, safety and environmental practices

Author: David Lewis and Peter Hobson, Reuters

"Race to refine: the bid to clean up Africa's gold rush", 15 January 2020....

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Article
15 January 2020

Papua New Guinea: Companies' eyes are on Panguna mine following Bougainville's referendum

Author: Natalie Whiting, ABC

"Bougainville voted yes to becoming the world's newest nation. Now begins the gold rush", 14 December 2019...

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Blog post
15 December 2019

Interview: Emmanuel Peni, Coordinator of Project Sepik, Papua New Guinea

Emmanuel Peni is the coordinator of Project Sepik (PS), the organisation of people fighting to stop the mining project called 'Frieda River Project' by the Australia-based and Chinese government owned company PanAust. The ‘Frieda River Project’ submitted an application for a mining license - the mine is planned to be developed in the Frieda river area. The mine's tailings will be dammed and dumped into the Sepik River.

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21 November 2019
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20 November 2019

Papua New Guinea: As Bougainville independence referendum looms; miners jostle for licences & fears of new conflict grow

Author: Sarah Danckert and Ben Bohane, The Sydney Morning Herald

"This derelict mine caused a bloody war. Now Aussie companies are fighting over it again", 15 November 2019...

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19 November 2019
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Un diputado ha solicitado al gobierno de San Luis Potosi realizar los estudios necesarios para entender los impactos en la salud de las personas trabajadoras, y las personas quienes viven cerca de la minera San Xavier, parte de New Gold. El Centro de...

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Company response
19 November 2019
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Author: New Gold

...Minera San Xavier S.A. de C.V. garantiza que la salud de ninguno de sus trabajadores se ha visto afectada por las actividades realizadas durante el transcurso de sus diferentes etapas de operación. Asimismo, reitera su compromiso con la protección...

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Article
11 November 2019

RAID urges Barrick Gold to resolve past human rights concerns at its newly-acquired Tanzanian mine

Author: RAID

"When Will Bristow Address the Human Rights Issues at Tanzanian Gold Mine?"...

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Article
8 November 2019

Papua New Guinea: Landowner group calls on government to reject renewal of licence for Canadian mining company, Barrick

Author: Radio New Zealand

“Porgera landowners call on PNG govt to reject Barrick”, 4 November 2019....

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Article
31 October 2019

Tanzania: Mining trading centres yet to guarantee higher returns for small-scale miners; perpetuate predatory practices by the rich

Author: Helen Reid, Barbara Lewis & Emmanuel Herman (Reuters)

"Gold rush? Not for us say Tanzania's small-scale miners"...

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