Mining

Greenland: A New Frontier of Great Power Competition

Greenland, cc Flickr Greenland Travel, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

In opening its doors to foreign investors, an independence-minded Greenland could be ushering in a new era of geopolitical competition in the Arctic.

Uranium in Niger: When a Blessing Becomes a Curse

Yellowcake, cc Flickr Nuclear Regulatory Commission, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Niger has the world’s fourth-largest uranium reserves, and not much to show for it.

New Ethnic Clashes Erupt in DR Congo

Ituri, CC Monusco Flickr, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Renewed violence between the Hema and Lendu tribes is drawing disturbing parallels to one of the bloodiest wars in Africa’s history.

Adani Scandal Threatens Australia’s Carmichael Coal Mine

A protest against the Carmichael mine in Australia, cc Flickr Takver, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Adani’s renewed scandal and financing challenges are calling the future of one of the world’s largest new coal mines into question.

Cobalt Draws Reluctant Carmakers Back to a Wobbly DRC

EVcharging, cc Flickr Kārlis Dambrāns, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Spiking demand for cobalt is taking electric vehicle manufacturers to one of the riskiest operating environments in Africa.

Interview: PDAC’s Andrew Cheatle on the Canadian Mining Industry

Andrew Cheatle, Executive Director of PDAC

Geopoliticalmonitor.com sits down with Andrew Cheatle, Executive Director of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).

The DRC Sliding Back into Crisis

jkabila, cc Flickr MONUSCO Photos, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

A simmering political crisis in the DRC risks civil war and disintegration in the long-suffering African state.

Canadian Miners on the Road to Accountability

Canadian Parliament, cc Kumar Appaiah, Flickr, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Recent developments in Ottawa and the courts count as a step towards establishing a culture of accountability for Canadian mining companies operating abroad.

Amid Uncertainty, Miners Await New Regulations in Burkina Faso

Liquid Gold, cc Dan Brown Flickr, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The shutdown of Pan African Minerals’ manganese mine at Tambao has some mining companies on edge ahead of new regulations in Burkina Faso. Yet new laws could well be a boon for the industry.

Mongolia-Rio Tinto Impasse: Could it be Over?

cc Hochgeladen von Calapito, Rio Tinto Logo

Will the impasse between the Mongolian government and major mining firm Rio Tinto over the massive gold-copper Oyu Tolgoi mine finally be resolved, and as early as this month?

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