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Rio Tinto’s take on the challenges of resource availability

The company claims Africa to be the "largest untapped source of growth for our industry...providing us with the opportunity, in partnership with the east, to be part of the once-in-a-lifetime transformation story". So, metals and materials will be dug up on earth's poorest subcontinent, to serve the pretended needs of growing middle-classes in China, India, and elswhere in Asia. No surprise there - Rio Tinto has been doing much the same for over a century, while the Chinese state has become the company's pre-eminent shareholder. New markets may be radically re-targeted, but the colonial trope appears as much in evidence as ever - though now dressed up in more evocative and fancier clothes.
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Bougainville Copper: will it get to play again?

When the great - no doubt sometimes also good, but frequently woefully ignorant - among mining outfits (and their desk-bound investment advisors) look at a risk-laden, problematic, prospect like Bougainville Copper Ltd's Panguna mine, any upturn in commodity markets are apt to be heralded as a golden opportunity.
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Women protest against Panguna reopening

The women, supported by youths, men and children, were disputing the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) and Panguna landowners. This will see Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) return to reopen the Mine before June 2019.
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