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

    published: 02 Apr 2013
  • Artisanal Gold Mining in Mali, West Africa (Long Version)

    Artisanal gold mining on Niger River in Mali, West Africa, February 2005. You can check out my book about traditional fishing and hunting in Mali here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H7XPCI8

    published: 12 Sep 2014
  • NIGER DEFENDER GÖNÜLLÜLER CONTAINER HOUSING AND CLINIC PROJECT TURK TORQ OTORQ.COM

    www.otorq.com The rate of housing supply is insufficient to meet the demand, estimated in 2000 by the ministry in charge of housing (Ministère De l'Equipement De l'Habitat ET de l'Aménagement Du territoire) to be about 40 000 a year. The recent boom in the mining sector has accentuated rents and demand for houses in Niamey as well as in other cities. The absence of mortgage banks to provide end user finance is a major challenge to the development of housing. To meet the challenge, the government is boosting supply through policies that will induce the private sector to participate in developing housing. These initiatives include public private partnership projects; the construction of low income houses such as the Sari Koubou project, financed by the government, and the Projet la Renaiss...

    published: 17 Jan 2014
  • Tanzania mining Uranium

    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: contact@javafilms.fr 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...

    published: 04 Apr 2014
  • "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
Living near uranium mines in Niger

Living near uranium mines in Niger

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  • Updated: 07 Jan 2014
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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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  • Updated: 05 May 2010
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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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  • Updated: 09 May 2016
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Illegal and crude Gold Mining
https://wn.com/Economy_Killers_Illegal_Gold_Mining_In_Niger_State,_Nigeria
Niger's gold boom turns to bust for miners

Niger's gold boom turns to bust for miners

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  • Updated: 18 Nov 2015
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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 natural wealth exploited - 16 July 08

Niger's natural wealth exploited - 16 July 08

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  • Updated: 16 Jul 2008
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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
Mining Battles: Uranium, Coal, and Gold

Mining Battles: Uranium, Coal, and Gold

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  • Updated: 11 Sep 2014
  • views: 2662
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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
Uranium mines in Niger (1/3)

Uranium mines in Niger (1/3)

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  • Updated: 30 Mar 2009
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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 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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  • Updated: 04 Feb 2013
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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
Gold Prospection Djado, Northeastern-Niger, part 1

Gold Prospection Djado, Northeastern-Niger, part 1

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  • Updated: 29 Feb 2016
  • views: 771
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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
Uranium mines in Niger (2/3)

Uranium mines in Niger (2/3)

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  • 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)
Uranium mines in Niger (3/3)

Uranium mines in Niger (3/3)

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  • Duration: 5:38
  • Updated: 30 Mar 2009
  • views: 815
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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)
LES MINES D'OR AU NIGER L'ENFER DES ENFANTS

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

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  • Updated: 02 Apr 2013
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https://wn.com/Les_Mines_D'OR_Au_Niger_L'Enfer_Des_Enfants
Artisanal Gold Mining in Mali, West Africa (Long Version)

Artisanal Gold Mining in Mali, West Africa (Long Version)

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  • Updated: 12 Sep 2014
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Artisanal gold mining on Niger River in Mali, West Africa, February 2005. You can check out my book about traditional fishing and hunting in Mali here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H7XPCI8
https://wn.com/Artisanal_Gold_Mining_In_Mali,_West_Africa_(Long_Version)
NIGER DEFENDER GÖNÜLLÜLER CONTAINER HOUSING AND CLINIC PROJECT TURK TORQ OTORQ.COM

NIGER DEFENDER GÖNÜLLÜLER CONTAINER HOUSING AND CLINIC PROJECT TURK TORQ OTORQ.COM

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  • Updated: 17 Jan 2014
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www.otorq.com The rate of housing supply is insufficient to meet the demand, estimated in 2000 by the ministry in charge of housing (Ministère De l'Equipement De l'Habitat ET de l'Aménagement Du territoire) to be about 40 000 a year. The recent boom in the mining sector has accentuated rents and demand for houses in Niamey as well as in other cities. The absence of mortgage banks to provide end user finance is a major challenge to the development of housing. To meet the challenge, the government is boosting supply through policies that will induce the private sector to participate in developing housing. These initiatives include public private partnership projects; the construction of low income houses such as the Sari Koubou project, financed by the government, and the Projet la Renaissance du Niger, financed by SONUCI local banks and regional financial institutions; and facilitating access to land for developers. There are about 10 formal enterprises in the construction industry and a few in the real estate sector. Most of these focus on land acquisition from traditional proprietors and servicing the land into plots. The serviced plots are sold to potential home owners who build their homes incrementally. The majority of the potential home owners finance through savings and loans. There are different methods of financing by commercial banks and MFIs but the most popular among MFIs consists of initial savings over three to five years for land acquisition; after which a loan is granted according to the client's revenue and the guarantee. The loans in most cases are insufficient for building a home; therefore most homeowners build their homes over a period of time. Housing stock in Niger can be classified in three categories, based on the material used for construction: Construction with mud and straws and ceiling with wood (Maison en terre); Construction with mud and plaster with cement, with corrugated iron sheet for the ceiling (Maison en semi dur); and Construction with cement, concrete, stone and ceiling with corrugated iron (modern homes) (Maison en dur). The average cost of construction of the different categories depends on the geographical location, the size of the land, the plan and the quality of the material used. The three categories are found all over Niger. In the capital, housing stock is predominantly constructed with durable materials, cement and concrete. In the 40 years between 1960 and 2000, the government of Niger financed only 1 236 houses. Given this, most houses are produced through self-build. The construction of 174 government-financed houses in Niamey (Sari Koubou) in 2011 was awarded to local contractors. This project exemplifies the government's recent work in affordable housing finance. The houses are mainly for middleincome government employees. By early 2012, construction was completed and approved by technical control. The beneficiaries have signed the necessary documents for ownership and the houses are scheduled to be transferred to their owners before the end of the year. Other important projects under construction include the teachers' trade union housing programme, Capital Finance housing project, the Société Nigérienne Des Products Pétroliers (SONIDEP) villas, the customs trade union housing project and the Niger Renaissance project of SONUCI. Property Market Property prices have risen steadily over the past five years due to an increase in demand for houses and the boom in the mining sector. The price push is exacerbated by the expectation of economic growth in 2012 when Niger starts producing and exporting petroleum. Foreign investors, rich Nigerien citizens and Nigeriens from the diaspora are buying properties and investing heavily in modernising the stock of residential and commercial properties in the capital and other cities. The growth in the market is expected to continue due to the growing demand for commodities coupled with the ambitious programme of the president, known as "Niamey Nyala" or "Niamey the cute", a programme to metamorphose Niger's capital city Niamey into a modern, attractive city. According to the Doing Business 2012 survey, Niger ranks 86th globally in registering property, down from 84th in 2011. Four procedures are required to register property (less than the six procedures required on average across sub-Saharan Africa), and the process takes 35 days (almost half the sub-Saharan African average). At 11 percent, the cost of registration is relatively high; this is 1.5 percent above the Sub-Saharan average..
https://wn.com/Niger_Defender_Gönüllüler_Container_Housing_And_Clinic_Project_Turk_Torq_Otorq.Com
Tanzania mining Uranium

Tanzania mining Uranium

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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: contact@javafilms.fr 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 of power is provided. Nowadays in Uganda the power plants can only cater for roughly 30% of the countries demand and even new hydraulic power projects in the Nile will not solve this problem. Nuclear power therefor seems the most cost effective solution for most of the African nations including Uganda. Western companies such as the French Areva fiercely lobby for more power plants on the continent. But is Atomic Energy the best solution for unstable regimes? And what does Atomic Energy and the mining of uranium mean for the wellbeing and safety of the local population and the environment? Social Interest Ever since the first nuclear reactor was build in Africa in Congo in 1958 there have been safety concerns, cause within the whole process of the production of nuclear energy a lot of things can go wrong, willingly and unwillingly, with possible devastating consequences for people and environment. For instance in 2007 the head of the Congolese research institute was arrested for illegally selling nuclear fuel rods. Also in Niger the highway where the mined uranium is transported on runs through rebel territory associated with Al-Qaida. The war in neighbouring Mali makes this transport even more risky. Besides the risks of fuel rods ending up in the wrong hands the mining of uranium itself poses danger to people and environment as well. Legal and illegal mining operations destroy ecosystems and leave the miners with radiation poisoning . Historical and Political Relevance Nuclear power, the right to enrich uranium and develop the technology to exploit its energy, has always been a difficult point in international politics. In the Cold War the threat mainly came from the war talk and power displays of archenemies the United States and the Soviet Union which both had a gigantic nuclear arsenal. As the cold war ended the threat of a nuclear war declined. However the nuclear disaster in a power plant in Chernobyl a few years earlier proved that the benefits of nuclear power also pose a big potential threat in case of incidents. However, this incident did not stop more countries from starting a nuclear program with a wide range of experiments While in the last decade the interest of the West in Nuclear power seems to decline some new players on the nuclear market, with questionable regimes like Iran and North Korea , are causing much international debate about the right to develop nuclear power. The rapidly developing African continent is in serious need of energy and has always been rich in raw resources to produce energy and is now slowly developing the knowledge to exploit them. The African continent may well be on the verge of a nuclear revolution so the political discussion about the right to use nuclear energy is more relevant than ever. Because not only questionable regimes can pose a potential threat, also war and especially terrorism are extremely dangerous, since it takes a single rocket fired by a single person to blow up a nuclear power plant.
https://wn.com/Tanzania_Mining_Uranium
"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: 332
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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
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