Locals were asked to embrace efforts to boost development in the area
The idea of handing the diamond over to the government to sell was that it would generate money to be ploughed back into developing the local community....
Uganda has big projects coming up like the oil pipeline projects both of which entail displacement of people from their land
From a more positive perspective, crisis may present potential and possibility
Instead of riches and reward, what could have been a windfall has brought harassment, violence and even a local ban on farming.
Every day, for eight to 10 hours, local miners endure extreme exploitation at the hands of mining companies.
Six mine workers remain in hospital.
According to the UNDP country representative, Thomas Ole-Kuyan, development minerals such as sand, marble, kaolin, stone aggregate, clay, limestone and...
Over 800 children in the districts of Moroto, Namayingo and Bugiri have abandoned school for gold mining.
In July, the British NGO Global Witness described the Congolese mining sector as a "cash machine" for Joseph Kabila's regime, which has been in power since...
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