According to the legislators, international mining companies —mainly from Australia, Canada and the U.K— are using the forced labour of Eritreans in their operations.
The investigative reporting piece exposed extremely poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China and Indonesia.
Investment plans in the African mining industry point to improving safety first, as well as increasing productivity.
The court said Vale had failed to convince him to dismiss the case in which it is accused of conspiring to steal Rio's rights for part of iron ore reserve potentially worth billions.
In a first phase the miner plans to target high-grade diamond ore bodies, meeting a target of 14,000 bank cubic metres (bcm) per month.
The Canadian giant had earlier said it would consider such a move in the event the new tax regime was approbed.
Benchmark iron ore price drops to fresh five-and-a-half-year low after November Chinese imports fall for the first time since 1998.
The transaction is now expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2015.
The potential buyer — community-owned firm Baroka Tribal Mining— will also acquire Amplats' 22.5% percent indirect stake in its joint venture partner, Atlatsa Resources.
Jeff Gear, the owner of Gear Jewellers Dublin, submitted this infographic that explores the realities of the blood diamond industry.
The revised plan for their jointly-owned Wafi-Golpu in PNG will require an initial capital spending cost of $2.3 billion.
Gemfields Plc has completed the acquisition of two additional licenses for ruby deposits in Mozambique.
The country needs funds to keep the lights on, but buyers may be hard to come by.
In his first investor day since buying Xstrata last year, Glencore’s boss highlighted his company’s spread of commodities and took aim at the expansion strategies of Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.
Financing and marketing are two of the key challenges the industry will have face when trying to keep the global diamond market growing.
Anglo’s boss Mark Cutifani says company needs to find an extra $2 billion of earnings before interest and tax to meet the return on capital target set for 2015.
Mitsui, which since 2003 is part of the holding group that controls Vale, is expanding partnerships with the world’s largest iron-ore miner.
Whether it’s the development of a new mine in Central Africa or fracking in the English Home Counties, the scope for complex and sensitive human rights issues to arise is very real.
The waiting game is over. BHP Billiton has named its Perth-based spin-off company, appointing Graham Kerr as its chief executive.
Uganda may become a more important player in the African iron ore market, after a recent geological survey revealed much bigger deposits of the steel-making ingredient than found during colonial mappings.
When his father could no longer make enough money from the tin mine, when he could no longer pay for school, Bienfait Kabesha ran off and joined a militia.
Under the golden light of the setting Saharan sun, two types of workers shuffle between concrete huts on their way home, still bathed in sweat from a day in the mines.
African Consolidated Resources (ACR) will commmission its first gold mine in Zimbabwe in the second half of next year as the company steps up efforts to consolidate its presence in the country's gold sector.
South Africa’s gold mining companies have started a fightback against money lenders who they say are preying on employees and damaging labor relations.
Rio Tinto is suing Vale for billions over allegations the Brazilian giant and its former partner illegally acquired the West African iron ore deposit, one of the richest prizes in all of mining.
The miner confirmed Friday it is in talks “with a potential investor,” but did not name its counterpart.
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