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Gold Mining and Economic and Social Change in West Africa

Gold Mining and Economic and Social Change in West Africa

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"resource curse:' Even at the local level, in both past and present, there has been little consen­ sus about how to characterize social institutions in mining regions. The crucible of gold min­ ing has not, apparently, been poured into a standard mold in which economies and societies were cast. GOLD MINING AND ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN WEST AFRICA 341 Gold mining in West Africa may be ...

UN project to address health risks for artisanal miners in ...

UN project to address health risks for artisanal miners in ...

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 · Through a 9 million project, the United Nations (UN) is looking to help improve gold mining in Burkina Faso. The program is targeted at eliminating mercury and improving the supply chain in the country's artisanal smallscale gold mining (ASGM) sector.. In 2016, the preparatory phase of the fiveyear project was launched in the West African country.

Artisanal Mining Policy for Sierra Leone

Artisanal Mining Policy for Sierra Leone

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as a mineral rich country but artisanal gold mining commenced much earlier. The Artisanal Mining Policy for Sierra Leone has been prepared as part of a series of reforms introduced by the Government to ensure that Sierra Leone maximizes gains from the exploration and exploitation of its mineral resources. These reforms include: the establishment of the National Minerals Agency (NMA), the ...

'Voodoo Curses' Keep Victims of Trafficking Under Bondage ...

'Voodoo Curses' Keep Victims of Trafficking Under Bondage ...

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 · Bamako – Gold is Mali's top export, accounting for at least 60 per cent of the country's total exports in 2017 and making Mali the third gold exporter in Africa, just after South Africa and Ghana. Smallscale, informal and lowtech mining also known as artisanal mining, although largely unregulated, accounts for at least one third of Mali's total gold production.

OECD iLibrary | Illicit financial flows: Artisanal and ...

OECD iLibrary | Illicit financial flows: Artisanal and ...

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 · It focuses on gold because of its prominence in the West African Region and artisanal smallscale mining (ASM), rather than largescale mining (LSM). Further, ASMG is largely informal and consequently more vulnerable to exploitation by criminal networks, and plays a prominent role as a local livelihood. This case study is relatively narrow in focus, providing insights into the nature and scope ...

(PDF) Mining and Social Transformation in Africa ...

(PDF) Mining and Social Transformation in Africa ...

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Continental comparisons We define mining complexes as delineated configurations of the tripartite relationship Other new or revived mining nations following neoliberal policy reforms, such as Benin, between the state, largescale mining and artisanal mining associated with varied social Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Niger in West Africa as well as Uganda and Mozambique in East and Southern ...

Artisanal frontier mining of gold in Africa: Labour ...

Artisanal frontier mining of gold in Africa: Labour ...

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 · O ver the past two decades, Africa's rising economic performance has depended mainly on the exploitation of its oil and mineral this mining boom was based primarily on largescale corporate mining, from which foreign private capital and African government elites were the major beneficiaries. 1 The aim of this article is to draw attention to African artisanal mining, which is labour ...

REPORT ON ARTISANAL SMALLSCALE MINING IN AFRICA ...

REPORT ON ARTISANAL SMALLSCALE MINING IN AFRICA ...

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'Agricultural Poverty' and the Expansion of Artisanal ...

'Agricultural Poverty' and the Expansion of Artisanal ...

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 · Although the dynamics in Komana West are different, its gold mining camps also exhibit a welldefined organizational structure. Hundreds of the locality's families work gold deposits at Dola, Sebekale, Frebankole, Kama and Detakalakole. Each must pay 15,000–30,000 CFA to the 'owner' of a site or central authorities of gold washing sites. These authorities, referred to locally as the ...

Scaling Up Gold Trade in Burkina Faso with Eve Sanou ...

Scaling Up Gold Trade in Burkina Faso with Eve Sanou ...

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 · Scaling Up Gold Trade in Burkina Faso with Eve Sanou. By Eve Sanou and Tegan Holmes August 2, 2021. Tagged as: Tags ASGM, Burkina Faso, Gold Trade For most of the men and women engaged along the informal gold supply chain in Burkina Faso, there are only limited opportunities both to become formalized and to achieve more than a subsistence level of livelihood.

Artisanal Gold Mining S Curse On West African

Artisanal Gold Mining S Curse On West African

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Artisanal Gold Mining S Curse On West African. Artisanal gold minings curse on west african farming al jazeera jul 9 2014 the gold mines of these ancient west african empires were and managed by international mining companies of chinese south african us or become a new proletariat.

Impacts of Artisanal Gold and Diamond Mining on ...

Impacts of Artisanal Gold and Diamond Mining on ...

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Gold and diamond mining constitute more than half of all mineral exploitation worldwide and an estimated 6 to 9 million artisanal miners are active in the gold and diamond sector. Africa hosts a third of the world's natural mineral wealth, among which 65 percent of global diamond deposits. While mineral exploitation contributes to the livelihoods of many, it also generally leaves a negative ...

Research Reports

Research Reports

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Women in the Artisanal Gold Mining Sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo. November 2014 . Key findings from field research aimed at understanding the roles women play in artisanal gold mining in Democratic Republic of Congo. The research seeks to identify how the informal nature of the gold trade amplifies women's vulnerabilities, as well as how the introductions of formalization and ...

Hope springs from sacrifice in West Africa's gold mines

Hope springs from sacrifice in West Africa's gold mines

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 · Hope springs from sacrifice in West Africa's gold mines. Several artisanal miners have lost their lives in the small goldmining site of Tiemba, southern Mali, where several women and men alike hope to one day strike gold. Mali, a vast landlocked nation, is Africa's third biggest exporter of gold. A third of around 70 tons of total ...

WEST AFRICAN MINERALS LTD

WEST AFRICAN MINERALS LTD

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The main focus of the Company as a gold trader is an artisanal and smallscale mining alluvial gold, gold and silver containing scrap extracted in West Africa, specifically in the Republic of Ghana and the Republic of Sierra Leone, where the Company's managers have established close contacts with local artisanal and smallscale gold mining communities. The Company's managers have entered a ...

[PDF] Mining for the Future: Dynamics of Artisanal Gold ...

[PDF] Mining for the Future: Dynamics of Artisanal Gold ...

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This dissertation examines the social organization of artisanal gold mining in the BalanBakama, a zone of the Mande area of southern Mali (WestAfrica). Based on fieldwork conducted primarily in 201011 I show how villagers and specifically their male and mining authorities govern mining sites in the territory of their village. Unlike many artisanal mines that are described in the ...

FROM THE FIELD: West Africa's wishful gold prospectors ...

FROM THE FIELD: West Africa's wishful gold prospectors ...

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 · Goldmining in West Africa is often carried out by hand. 11 January 2020. Migrants and Refugees. The mining of gold in unregulated and often handdug pits in West Africa, can be a deadly occupation, but one which many impoverished people in the region are pushed into by necessity, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). An artisanal miner holds a small nugget of gold ...

Gold Mining in Africa: Maximizing Economic Returns for ...

Gold Mining in Africa: Maximizing Economic Returns for ...

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mining for African countries. We focus on gold mining, a significant sector in at least 34 African countries. Our point of departure in the paper is the welldocumented reality that a large number of resourcerich African countries have benefited little from their resource endowments. This group includes many goldproducing countries. Part of the