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Burkina Faso: Un million de tonnes de minerais à extraire annuellement, à partir de 2013fr.allafrica.com | 16 Jan 2012
Le ministre des Mines, des Carrières et de l'Energie, Salif Lamoussa Kaboré , a effectué une visite sur la mine industrielle de zinc de Perkoa dans la province du Sanguié, le 12 janvier 2012. Il s'est rendu dans la mine souterraine de l'usine pour constater l'état d'avancement des travaux dont il s'est rejoui. Il a aussi fait le tour des infrastructures de surface.
Magaliesberg farmers ready to tackle mining companiesEnvironment South Africa | 20 Oct 2011
Ian Holman, a farmer near the Magaliesberg mountain range, and several of his neighbours, are readying for battle against mining outfits African Nickel and Autumn Skies Trading 455 CC, who have cast their eye on the scenic surrounds of Golden Valley, says a report in The Star. Several months ago, African Nickel applied to extend its exploration activities on a cluster of farms in Golden Valley
Silkworm farming turns into a money-spinnerbusinessdailyafrica.com | 12 Apr 2011
Silk farming could soon be the next money-spinner for Kenyans following the launch of a National Sericulture Station. In Thika, where the centre is located, lies an ambitious plan to elevate Kenya into a world class silk production alongside top producers like China and India, which currently export four-fifth of the worlds high-earning raw silk.
Kenya: Banks Told to Review Lending Policies On Green Energy ProjectsAllAfrica.com | 12 Apr 2011
Local banks are not keen on funding green energy projects thus holding back investment in the emerging sector. The International Finance Corporation and European Investment Bank want the banks to revise their lending criteria to develop this investment opportunity.
AFRICA: Opposition building to Great Green WallIRIN News | 11 Apr 2011
What's green, controversial, 15km wide, 7,775km long, cuts across 11 African countries and is designed to reduce livestock deaths and boost food security for millions of people? Nothing yet, but the Great Green Wall project, a pipe-dream for decades, was recently endorsed by a swathe of African states stretching from Senegal to Djibouti.
Shale gas stirs ecology fears in South Africa's KarooReuters | 08 Apr 2011
South Africa's Karoo, a vast arid wilderness, may contain gas reserves that could solve the country's energy problems -- but only through an extraction process called fracking that has greens seeing red.
KENYA: Risking TB in Nyanza's gold minesIRIN News | 07 Apr 2011
Timothy Omuya spends most days chipping away at stones in search of gold and inhaling fine particles of dust without protective gear in western Kenya's mines. It was not a huge surprise, therefore, when he tested positive for tuberculosis.
Sahel pipeline hits cash crunchafricareview.com | 28 Mar 2011
A pipeline designed to deliver Nigerian oil to Europe, through Niger and Algeria, has hit a cash crunch. This means that the countries it pass through will have to wait longer to enjoy the benefits of the project. Initially, the project dubbed Nigal project was scheduled to be operational in 2012....
Serengeti highway threatens national park's wildebeest migrationGuardian Unlimited | 27 Mar 2011
Tanzania condemned for planned road, which critics say will be disaster for environment and ecosystem. International pressure is growing on the Tanzanian government to shelve its controversial plans to build a two-lane highway across the Serengeti, one of the most important wildlife sites in the...
Zimbabwe: World Diamond Council Urges Caution Over Chiadzwa TradeAllAfrica.com | 24 Mar 2011
The World Diamond Council (WDC) has urged all international diamond dealers not to trade in stones from Zimbabwe's controversial Chiadzwa diamond fields, until their legal trade status has been clarified. The warning comes after the new chairman of the international trade watchdog, the Kimberley Process (KP), unilaterally gave Zimbabwe the green light to start exporting Chiadzwa diamonds.
DRC: New rules for minersIRIN News | 18 Mar 2011
Various stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of Congos mining sector have signed a code of conduct designed to reduce fraud and increase transparency in an industry that has played a key role in the armed violence that has ravaged the east of the country for years, but there is still concern about illegal mining and the militarys role.
Liberia: Technology Eyed to Improve Lives of WomenAllAfrica.com | 15 Mar 2011
In the densely populated community of Paynesville on the outskirts of Liberia's capital, scores of women are doing hard labor. "I am here crushing rocks to feed my children and send them to school," said Annie Wheayee, a 60-year-old mother of eight. She and the other women here crush large rocks to sell to the construction industry. As Liberia continues to recover from decades of conflict, building projects have increased, more and more women are joining the rock crushing brigades.
Algeria eyes huge domestic shale gas reservesReuters | 09 Mar 2011
Oil and gas producer Algeria is sitting on huge undeveloped reserves of shale gas that the country now intends to develop with the help of international partners, the OPEC member's energy minister said on Wednesday.
Lead poisoning kills 400 more Nigerian childrenReuters | 07 Mar 2011
Lead poisoning linked with illegal gold mining has killed a further 400 children in northern Nigeria since November, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Monday.
Chinese Construction Firms Will Fuel Deadly Conflicts Along Africa's RiversAfricaFiles | 05 Mar 2011
The author of this opinion article argues that the use of Chinese companies in construction projects along North and East Africa's rivers has historically had adverse effects for minority groups in the region (for example the Nubians) and will continue to produce negative effects for those facing the most hardships. - N.Q.
BBC News - Kenya and DR Congo to probe gold smugglingBBC World Service | 04 Mar 2011
Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo have agreed to jointly investigate the illegal gold trade. Congolese officials see Kenya as a major hub in the illegal gold trade, which fuels DR Congo's 15-year conflict.
Soaring oil price reignites fossil fuel debateGuardian Unlimited | 03 Mar 2011
As pressure grows on the government to stabilise fuel prices via tax breaks, green campaigners say this may be the ideal time to reduce the UK's dependence on oil and gas. High oil prices are a headache for governments. Ministers are acutely aware that the price at the petrol pump is one of the...