Late last month, the Central American state of El Salvador made history as the first country in the world to ban metal mining. The decision by lawmakers to ban mining in the country came after a protracted struggle between activists and mining companies to protect the country’s dwindling water sources from pollution by mining projects.

In Southern Africa, one of the world’s most mineral-rich regions, mining and its associated industries are the...

At a press conference in San Francisco, over one dozen community leaders from Angola, Ecuador, Indonesia, Nigeria, Alaska, Texas, across California, and more gathered at a Chevron gas station to expose the harms of...

An OSISA-funded film, Creating a Climate for Change, has been selected for the prestigious Princeton Environmental Film Festival (PEFF). Now in its seventh year, the festival is acknowledged as...

More than 150 Angolan civil society organisations and activitst have written a letter to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) urging it to adopt strict rules for the disclosure of...

With civil servants set to embark on mass protest action and with the now annual threat of demonstrations on the 12th April – the anniversary of the infamous abrogation of the country’s...

Even though it has not been implemented yet, the section of the US Dodd-Frank that aims to help stem the trade in conflict minerals in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has...

Governments across southern Africa should take heed of what is happening in Zambia's mining industry because the new government has recently taken two decisions which could have far reaching...

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