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An in-depth analysis on mining in Nigeria

The economy has been growing slowly since the oil price slump of 2014. The volatility of oil prices has negatively impacted growth.

Championing the cause for artisanal miners in the DRC

More than two-thirds of the world’s cobalt supply comes from the DRC with a significant portion extracted by ASM.
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Fresh thinking needed: unlocking the potential of SA’s ‘Zama Zama’ sector

"In my research I conducted a series of qualitative interviews with Zama Zamas, civil society and mining houses." - Dr Vidette Bester
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Mining major backs Fair Cobalt Alliance launched in the DRC

The Fair Cobalt Alliance (FCA) was launched in August 2020 in the Democratic Republic of Congo in response to poor economic, social and working conditions for many mining communities in the cobalt supply chain.
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Better Mining ASM monitoring program expanded

Better Mining and the RMI aim to scale the ASM programme to 12 sites across the Democratic Republic of the Congo by 2023.
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Advancing commercial sustainability for artisanal miners

One of challenges to envisioning artisanal mining as a viable enterprise is that the economies of scale do not always make for a good business case.
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Can West Africa survive COVID-19?

COVID-19, together with the regional security concerns, is likely to impact on West Africa’s mining and natural resources sector, for some time to come.

Big business is back but what about artisanal miners?

Artisanal mining should not be shunned post COVID-19 because the sector has a direct impact on the livelihoods of the vulnerable.
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Securing a place for artisanal mining post COVID-19

Artisanal mining should not be left to collapse post COVID-19 because the sector has a direct impact on the livelihoods of many communities.

Webinar recording: Formalising artisanal mining in the DRC

Listen to the recorded discussion in which commodity trader Trafigura, NGO PACT, development organisation Global Communities and commodity research firm CRU Group shared their wins and aspirations for building a successful artisanal mining sector in the DRC and further afield.

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