Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Photograph Courtesy: New York Times
Update: October 5, 2009
Mining groups victim to African uncertainty
By William MacNamara
A resurgence of antagonism between international mining companies and governments of some of Africa’s least developed countries is raising questions about the world’s future supply of industrial metals.
Under the jungles of countries such as Guinea, where rampaging soldiers killed 157 demonstrators last week, and Congo, struggling to recover from civil war, lie some of the richest unexploited mineral deposits. Yet exploiting those deposits poses problems that scare off most of the companies best able to develop them. Continued...
Report in the FT.
A day after the rampage: NYT report.
Update: October 12:
China in push for resources in Guinea
Update: October 22, 2009
The Economist: Don't worry about killing people