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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.
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/
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.
Find more Earth Focus content at https://www.linktv.org/earthfocus (Earth Focus: Episode 67) An impoverished former mining community in Colorado hopes that a proposed uranium mill will bring jobs and prosperity until environmentalists step in to try to stop it. Who gets to decide? Filmmaker Suzan Beraza documents the debate in her new film Uranium Drive-In. Rhinos are killed for their horn. But now in South Africa they face a new threat -- coal. Plans for an open cast coal mine on the border of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, home to the largest population in the world of the once endangered white rhino, may bring economic development. However, these plans will also worsen air and water quality and increase poaching and crime. Jeff Barbee reports from South Africa. The indigenous people in Ecu...
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.
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
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...
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.
Ladies (only female) were entering the Niger River near the border with Guinea in MALI, West Africa for a "normal day" of digging for gold. In contrast; two KEENE 8040-D suction dredges are also hard at work looking for gold, prospecting up to 30 cu yards per hour. The climate here is warm and dry this time of year. The water level is low enough to cross the river in some places. Most of the ladies arrive after noon and mine until sundown. The ladies carry a shovel and two calabash half shells; two different diameters so one fits into the other when they are on the move. Once in the water, one shell is used as a gold pan to "wash" gravel down to concentrates (black sand containing gold flakes and small nuggets) and the other calabash shell serves as holding vessel for the gold and black sa...