“The fundamental reality of Africa is that it is integrated into a global system of kleptocratic capitalism characterised by primitive accumulation or ‘rent seeking’ by the rich nations and within each nation by the rich power elite. This creates at the opposite polar end the dispossession and disempowerment of the masses of the people.”
So declared renowned Ugandan political commenter, Yash Tandon, in an address to the “GO GREEN” international conference, held in Ethiopia last month.
At around the same time, more than thirty African activists, joined by other civil society representatives, met in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe,  to determine just how desperately-needed continental and regional mining reform agendas can be implemented.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=11030.