African RoundupPublished by MAC on 2006-06-26
26th June 2006
Losing value (and lives) in Africa
Despite (or because of )its recent huge expansion, gold mining in Tanzania accounts for little more than 2% of GDP.
Now legislators are demanding better profit sharing arrangements and fuller accountability to the communities where mines are located.
But -as reflected in tesimony at this year's international conference of theAfrican Initiative on Mining, Environment and Society (AIMES) - this will be far from an easy, or merely economic, task.