Africa UpdatePublished by MAC on 2007-02-02
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: http://www.minesandcommunities.org/Action/press1347.htm].
The Canadian titanium miner, Tiomin, has failed in its bid to attract co-funding for Kenya's most controversial extractive project. [see: http://www.minesandcommunities.org/Action/press1333.htm]