The African continent is endowed with immense potential in mining resources coveted by multinational companies often active in the extraction of gold, silver, uranium or copper, and so on. Owing to the lack of involvement of local residents and social groups, these resources, instead of increasing incomes and allowing social improvements, are looted and destroyed. Increasingly, there is a phenomenon of land and natural resource grabbing. Serious direct threats resulting from the management of tailings deposits also affect the environment.
Therefore, there remains an urgent need for communities and advocacy organizations to mobilize and sensitize on these issues.
The RLS promotes discussion around alternative development models to neo-liberalism.
For more information please contact Ibrahima Thiam