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Africa Update

Published by MAC on 2007-02-02

Africa update

2nd Feburary 2007

"We must come together to fight!" declares a community leader in South Africa as his people - along with others under assault by Anglo American and Implats companies - continue asserting basic human rights.

South Africa's gold mineworkers are also under siege from worsening injury and fatality rate. And Zimbabwean small-scale gold miners desperately try to eke out a living as the regime increases its attacks upon them.

Guinea strikers have reportedly returned to work after last month's general strike [see:].

The Canadian titanium miner, Tiomin, has failed in its bid to attract co-funding for Kenya's most controversial extractive project. [see:]

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