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The Tuareg people of Niger struggle to maintain their nomadic way of life in the face of uranium mining, an industry run by foreign companies that many say is having devastating environmental repurcussions. Al Jazeera's May Welsh reports on civilians and rebels in the uranium mining zone.
Niger's Tuareg population say that the benefits of uranium mining are not being distributed fairly, and a military campaign against the government is their only option. In the first of a series of reports, Al Jazeera's May Welsh travelled to a Tuareg base in the northern Air mountains.
The gold industry is booming in Africa, particularly in countries like Niger. Word spread after new sites were unearthed in Agadez province last year, attracting workers from all over the region. But as Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports, many are returning empty-handed. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website http://www.aljazeera.com/
Subsistence gold mining near Djado, Northeastern Niger, December 2015. Due to the critical lack of infrastructure and water in particular, artisal mining in the Tafassasset is being done without any machinery. Individual deposits are identified by scouts and exploited by the help of metal detectors and to a lesser extent with sieves. This approach limits the extracted gold to nuggets and flakes but excludes gold dust. According to the authorities in Niger, early 2015 the number of miners in the Ténéré Tafassasset increased to 20 000.
02/04/2013 French troops have been called to protect one of Niger's biggest uranium mines as security fears spike. Analyst John Laughland tells RT, that France taking the military lead in Mali and coming to Niger might be a sign of a continent-size interest. Niger's President Issoufou asked his counterpart Hollande for military help after the recent hostage crisis at an Algerian gas plant and over the growing threat of militant attacks since France launched its Operation Serval in neighboring Mali. French company Areva plays a major part in mining in Niger, the world's fifth-largest producer of uranium. The company gets much of its uranium from the two mines it operates in the country, at Arlit and Imouraren. Arlit was attacked by militants three years ago and four hostages -- three Fr...
CLICK TO WATCH FULL DOCUMENTARY ONLINE: http://www.docsonline.tv/documentary/347 THIS FRAGMENT OF THE DOCUMENTARY "ATOMIC AFRICA" IS FOR PROMOTION PURPOSES ONLY. WE DO NOT OWN THE MATERIAL EXCLUSIVELY, BUT HAVE A LICENSE CONTRACT FOR INTERNET STREAMING. If unavailable in your territory, or if you are interested in other license requests (feature movie, television, documentary, commercial...), please contact Javafilms: firstname.lastname@example.org Story The African continent is rapidly developing itself economically. The only bottleneck in this process are readily available resources. Besides money these mainly consist of poor infrastructure and availability of energy, especially electricity. Economically booming countries like for example Uganda still have a lot to gain when a steady supply o...
6 maggio 2010 - Rapporto denuncia di Greenpeace sulle aree minerarie del Niger. L'estrazione di uranio di Areva, il gigante francese dell'energia nucleare incaricato dell'implementazione delle centrali atomiche in Italia, sta uccidendo lo stato africano: acque contaminate, metalli nocivi, polveri sottili e abitanti a rischio di gravi malattie. per maggiori info leggi qui: Uranium mining by French nuclear company AREVA poses a serious threat to the environment and people of northern Niger in West Africa
Small-scale miners in Niger are not being properly informed as to the noxious effects of the materials - notably mercury - that they are asked to use in gold mining.