• Living near uranium mines in Niger

    In this film, NGOs claim radioactive uranium is damaging the health of people living near uranium mines. http://www.scidev.net/global/nuclear/multimedia/living-near-uranium-mines-in-niger.html

    published: 07 Jan 2014
  • Left in the Dust - uranium mining in Niger

    Uranium mining by French nuclear company AREVA poses a serious threat to the environment and people of northern Niger in West Africa

    published: 05 May 2010
  • Economy Killers: Illegal Gold Mining In Niger State, Nigeria

    Illegal and crude Gold Mining

    published: 09 May 2016
  • Niger's natural wealth exploited - 16 July 08

    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.

    published: 16 Jul 2008
  • Niger's gold boom turns to bust for miners

    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/

    published: 18 Nov 2015
  • Niger's nomad army - 14 July 08

    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.

    published: 14 Jul 2008
  • Mining Battles: Uranium, Coal, and Gold

    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...

    published: 11 Sep 2014
  • Gold Prospection Djado, Northeastern-Niger, part 1

    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.

    published: 29 Feb 2016
  • l'uranio sta distruggendo il Niger - uranium is killing Niger MAY 2010

    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

    published: 08 Jun 2011
  • Uranium mines in Niger (1/3)

    First part of a Canal Plus report on uranium mines in Africa. Prima parte di un documentario di Canal Plus sulle miniere di uranio in Africa.

    published: 30 Mar 2009
  • Uranium mines in Niger (3/3)

    Third (and last) part of a Canal Plus report on the uranium mines in Africa. Terza ed ultima parte di un documentario di Canal Plus sulle miniere di uranio in Africa.

    published: 30 Mar 2009
  • Uranium Mine in Niger Taken Over by French Forces Amid Mali Battles

    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...

    published: 04 Feb 2013
  • "If we don't use mercury, they won't buy our gold" - artisanal mining in Niger

    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.

    published: 26 Nov 2013
  • LES MINES D'OR AU NIGER L'ENFER DES ENFANTS

    published: 02 Apr 2013
  • Uranium mines in Niger (2/3)

    Second part of a Canal Plus report on the uranium mines in Africa. Seconda parte di un documentario di Canal Plus sulle miniere di uranio in Africa.

    published: 30 Mar 2009
  • Mali Africa Feb 24 Ladies mining Niger; KEENE dredge model 8040 086

    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...

    published: 02 Mar 2009
Living near uranium mines in Niger

Living near uranium mines in Niger

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  • Duration: 8:00
  • Updated: 07 Jan 2014
  • views: 4653
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In this film, NGOs claim radioactive uranium is damaging the health of people living near uranium mines. http://www.scidev.net/global/nuclear/multimedia/living-near-uranium-mines-in-niger.html
https://wn.com/Living_Near_Uranium_Mines_In_Niger
Left in the Dust - uranium mining in Niger

Left in the Dust - uranium mining in Niger

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  • Duration: 6:49
  • Updated: 05 May 2010
  • views: 33630
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Uranium mining by French nuclear company AREVA poses a serious threat to the environment and people of northern Niger in West Africa
https://wn.com/Left_In_The_Dust_Uranium_Mining_In_Niger
Economy Killers: Illegal Gold Mining In Niger State, Nigeria

Economy Killers: Illegal Gold Mining In Niger State, Nigeria

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  • Duration: 0:26
  • Updated: 09 May 2016
  • views: 61
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Illegal and crude Gold Mining
https://wn.com/Economy_Killers_Illegal_Gold_Mining_In_Niger_State,_Nigeria
Niger's natural wealth exploited - 16 July 08

Niger's natural wealth exploited - 16 July 08

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  • Duration: 4:24
  • Updated: 16 Jul 2008
  • views: 20403
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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.
https://wn.com/Niger's_Natural_Wealth_Exploited_16_July_08
Niger's gold boom turns to bust for miners

Niger's gold boom turns to bust for miners

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  • Duration: 1:56
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2015
  • views: 1481
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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/
https://wn.com/Niger's_Gold_Boom_Turns_To_Bust_For_Miners
Niger's nomad army -  14 July 08

Niger's nomad army - 14 July 08

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  • Duration: 4:20
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2008
  • views: 55781
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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.
https://wn.com/Niger's_Nomad_Army_14_July_08
Mining Battles: Uranium, Coal, and Gold

Mining Battles: Uranium, Coal, and Gold

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  • Duration: 27:19
  • Updated: 11 Sep 2014
  • views: 2106
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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 Ecuador's Kimsakocha wetlands rely on the land's water for their livelihood -- agriculture and livestock production. But there is gold under the water and foreign mining companies are out to get it. The local people mount a fierce opposition. "Resistance will not end, we will not give up even if we are in prison," says local community leader Carlos Perez. Constantino de Miguel reports from Ecuador.
https://wn.com/Mining_Battles_Uranium,_Coal,_And_Gold
Gold Prospection Djado, Northeastern-Niger, part 1

Gold Prospection Djado, Northeastern-Niger, part 1

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  • Duration: 0:27
  • Updated: 29 Feb 2016
  • views: 248
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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.
https://wn.com/Gold_Prospection_Djado,_Northeastern_Niger,_Part_1
l'uranio sta distruggendo il Niger - uranium is killing Niger MAY 2010

l'uranio sta distruggendo il Niger - uranium is killing Niger MAY 2010

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  • Duration: 1:02
  • Updated: 08 Jun 2011
  • views: 738
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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
https://wn.com/L'Uranio_Sta_Distruggendo_Il_Niger_Uranium_Is_Killing_Niger_May_2010
Uranium mines in Niger (1/3)

Uranium mines in Niger (1/3)

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  • Duration: 8:28
  • Updated: 30 Mar 2009
  • views: 2608
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First part of a Canal Plus report on uranium mines in Africa. Prima parte di un documentario di Canal Plus sulle miniere di uranio in Africa.
https://wn.com/Uranium_Mines_In_Niger_(1_3)
Uranium mines in Niger (3/3)

Uranium mines in Niger (3/3)

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  • Duration: 5:38
  • Updated: 30 Mar 2009
  • views: 814
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Third (and last) part of a Canal Plus report on the uranium mines in Africa. Terza ed ultima parte di un documentario di Canal Plus sulle miniere di uranio in Africa.
https://wn.com/Uranium_Mines_In_Niger_(3_3)
Uranium Mine in Niger Taken Over by French Forces Amid Mali Battles

Uranium Mine in Niger Taken Over by French Forces Amid Mali Battles

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  • Duration: 6:43
  • Updated: 04 Feb 2013
  • views: 885
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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 French nationals among them -- are still being held.Asked if he could confirm that French Special Forces are now guarding the uranium mine, President Issoufou told channel TV5: "Absolutely I can confirm." Niger's uranium mines are a major source of raw material for French nuclear power plants, so observers wonder if energy resources are a factor in the West's increased interest in the African continent. For more on that, RT talks to the director of studies at the Institute of democracy and cooperation in Paris, John Laughland. http://LeakSource.wordpress.com http://twitter.com/LeakSourceNews
https://wn.com/Uranium_Mine_In_Niger_Taken_Over_By_French_Forces_Amid_Mali_Battles
"If we don't use mercury, they won't buy our gold" - artisanal mining in Niger

"If we don't use mercury, they won't buy our gold" - artisanal mining in Niger

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  • Duration: 1:45
  • Updated: 26 Nov 2013
  • views: 329
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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.
https://wn.com/If_We_Don't_Use_Mercury,_They_Won't_Buy_Our_Gold_Artisanal_Mining_In_Niger
LES MINES D'OR AU NIGER L'ENFER DES ENFANTS

LES MINES D'OR AU NIGER L'ENFER DES ENFANTS

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  • Duration: 8:53
  • Updated: 02 Apr 2013
  • views: 9941
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https://wn.com/Les_Mines_D'OR_Au_Niger_L'Enfer_Des_Enfants
Uranium mines in Niger (2/3)

Uranium mines in Niger (2/3)

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  • Duration: 7:39
  • Updated: 30 Mar 2009
  • views: 901
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Second part of a Canal Plus report on the uranium mines in Africa. Seconda parte di un documentario di Canal Plus sulle miniere di uranio in Africa.
https://wn.com/Uranium_Mines_In_Niger_(2_3)
Mali Africa Feb 24 Ladies mining Niger; KEENE dredge model 8040 086

Mali Africa Feb 24 Ladies mining Niger; KEENE dredge model 8040 086

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  • Duration: 1:54
  • Updated: 02 Mar 2009
  • views: 14010
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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 sands. It also serves as a peanut bowl. It seems all the people eat them while mining. The shovel has two or more purposes too; mostly digging and place marking. The ladies were even diving down and the shovel would hold their calabash shells from drifting away. The final gold is separated and collected back in the villages with the family. People are very friendly in that part of Mali. I was hired as the alluvial mining consultant. I lived in a village alongside the river for two weeks while starting the dredging operation. Complete harmony... NO mercury or chemicals are used to recover the gold. Simple sluice boxes like the old days still prove themselves to be an efficient means of recovering minerals from the prosperous river beds leaving no permanent damage. Some species of fish even use the old dredge holes for spawning. Anikay Bahh! Tenawsey tay Bahh!
https://wn.com/Mali_Africa_Feb_24_Ladies_Mining_Niger_Keene_Dredge_Model_8040_086
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