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Africa Update

Published by MAC on 2006-10-30


Africa Update

30th October 2006

Tanzania was recently offered up by the World Gold Council as a shining example of how gold mining is bringing benefits to Africans. But, with allegations that mineworkers' wages are at rock bottom. while the government is providign unacceptable tax giveaways to the companies, it's clear that, whatever glisters, is not gold.

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