Australian coal miners call 3-day strike against Xstrata

It may have been announced as only a three-day strike at a relatively small colliery. However, discontent by Australian workers with UK-Swiss mining giant, Xstrata, has been boiling throughout the past year. Earlier this month, workers at the company’s Tahmoor...

Ministry Blasts ‘Illegal’ Freeport Mining

The increasingly frustrated Indonesian Ministry of Forestry has issued a second warning to mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia for not obtaining a permit to mine in protected forest areas. London-listed Rio Tinto helped to finance expansion of Freeport’s massive...

Anglo American financial news

Anglo American beats earnings forecasts but stops short of reinstating dividends The group posted a 51% drop in annual earnings per share on the back of weaker metal prices and said the resumption of dividend payments remained a key priority. See...

Robbing Africans

An African faith coalition publishes a detailed examination of the ways in which citizens are defrauded of mining profits. The document refers particularly to AngloGold Ashanti, which has a subsidiary listing on the London Stock Exchange, and to Konkola Copper Mines,...