Abdulai Darimani

Mining always seems to have had an exploitative nature, representing massive wealth for some and grinding poverty for others. Take the case of gold mining in South Africa, where under apartheid enormous profits were made by wealthy mineowners while their workers toiled underground for low wages, only to be sent home to die when they developed occupational diseases. The World Bank’s Extractive Industries Review (EIR) was supposed to change all of this, but any hope that it would fizzled out la...read more