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16 March 2016

“Profit over human rights? Gold mining in Burkina Faso and Switzerland’s responsibility”

In February 2016, Action de Carême (Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund) and Pain pour le prochain (Bread For All) released a report: "Profit over human rights? Gold mining in Burkina Faso and Switzerland’s responsibility".  The full report is only available...

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15 March 2016
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8 March 2016
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1 February 2016
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Author: Fastenopfer

...Ziel der vorliegenden Studie ist es, aufzuzeigen, welche Auswirkungen der Goldabbau auf die Menschen hat, die rund um Goldminen in Burkina Faso leben. Ebenfalls will die Studie verdeutlichen, wie Schweizer Unternehmen im globalen Goldgeschäft...

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1 April 2015

New briefing shines spotlight on conduct of UK companies, making recommendations for next government

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5 June 2014

Burkina Faso: Test case for using mineral wealth to benefit the poor - Oxfam blog cites displacement, water contamination by Amara Mining

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2 June 2014

Response from Amara Mining plc to ‘Burkina Faso’s Golden Dreams’

Author: Amara Mining

We have been operating in Burkina Faso since 2004 and the Kalsaka/Sega gold mine has been in production since 2008. Since this time, we have paid US$55 million in tax to the Burkina Faso government, plus indirect taxation in the form of payroll and...

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