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Third World Network-Africa in collaboration with the Review of African Political Economy, will host a regional conference on mining under the theme, ‘Beyond foreign direct investment in Africa’s mining sector’, in Accra, Ghana from November 5-7, 2008. The meeting will bring together activists, researchers, academics, members of parliament, experts from the UN system and government officials working in the mining sector from across Africa (Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, Mali, Guinea, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania and Congo DR) as well as Canada, the UK, and Lebanon.


The three-day meeting aims to discuss the contribution of foreign direct investment in mining to Africa’s development and the alternatives to it. The general policy framework, policy making, and impact of current mining operations on Africa’s development are some of the issues to be discussed. The meeting taking place at a time of the commodities boom and also on the heels of the just-ended, African Union Ministerial on Mining held in Addis Ababa, offers the participants the opportunity to present their views on the current state of affairs in the mining sector of Africa. Topics to be discussed include, ‘Overview of foreign direct investment: Resistance and policy alternatives for Africa’s mining sector’, ‘Mining sector policy-making and the donor community in Africa: lessons and future options for Africa’, ‘Development impact and challenges in mining areas of Africa’, ‘Towards the effective integration of the mining sector in development.’



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regional africa said...
Africa produces more than 60 metal and mineral products and is a major producer of several of the world’s most important minerals and metals including Gold, Diamonds, Uranium, Manganese, Chromium, Nickel, Bauxite and Cobalt. It is interesting to note that Africa's contribution to the world's major metals (copper, lead and zinc) is less than . with that kind of strong mineral products it is still in poor countries.....
March 5, 2009 05:37:52 AM
Payday said...
Africa is still struggling to achieve its own identity and to make its economy stable. On the other hand the economy of US is now in shamble that’s why Barack Obama is trying to get a plan in motion to get the people some extra cash on payday so they won't need a payday loan. He's putting forth a tax cut and the Make Work Pay credit, as he calls it. The current administration's efforts to get the economy back on track haven't been helping so far, and he wants to get right into the middle of it to get things back on track. As with anything, the future isn't clear, and impossible to tell exactly - but since the mortgage and credit crunch have arrived, things have been getting worse and the need for a payday loan has increased. Obama is hoping that bigger checks on payday will restore consumer confidence so you won't need to take out a payday loan.
January 10, 2009 06:26:10 AM
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