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Burkina Faso: Gold mining

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Burkina Faso

Keith of under the acacias writes on gold mining in Burkina Faso and asks if they are a blessing and for who? [1]…..Mining has been a controversial subject in Burkina Faso and elsewhere in Africa. Events in Ghana, South Africa, Namibia, Sierra Leone, and other places have highlighted common problems in mining, inlcuding impact on local populations and the environment, poorly treated workforces, corruption, and how the profits of the mine do not always benefit the local people or area.”