Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Air India Strike

Courtesy: Getty Images

Guinea and Bauxite

Photograph Courtesy: New York Times

Update: October 5, 2009

Mining groups victim to African uncertainty
By William MacNamara
Financial Times

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

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Protests outside the United Nations in New York

Was lucky to be here this morning.
Protests against Ahmadinejad in New York City.