Category Archives: Canada
Prisoners’ News A- Transfers Senior Reformist Abolfazl Ghadiani was transferred to Ghezel Hesar. Asadollah Hadi, political prisoner transferred to hospital for heart surgery. Samkoo Khelghati Kurdish political prisoner, transferred from Evin to Rejaei Shahr. 7 Gonabadi Dervish transferred to solitary in ward 209 from ward 350 of Evin prison. B- Arrests/Incarcerations Lawyer […]
Getting rid of plastic, which accounts for 10% of total waste and uses 8% of the global oil supply annually, is a great idea, as long as it is done in a sensible, sustainable way. It’s not difficult to make compelling arguments for saving scarce resources and protecting the planet and all forms of life. Yet Mauritania seems to have missed the mark by a mile with a poor choice of material for its Project Zazou (2013) press announcement.
High on the very long list of taboo subjects in Mauritania is any shadow of doubt or suspicion concerning the cash cows of the mining industry. A recent post highlighted just some of the issues with Canada’s Kinross Gold. Now it’s time to put First Quantum Minerals‘ subsidiary Mauritania Copper Mines (MCM) under the spotlight. The Guelb […]
Kinross-Tasiast has been a hot topic in the mining community for at least two years, since the take-over of Red Back mining in September 2010, stirring much speculation among stock market traders as well as anticipation from unemployed Mauritanian graduates. Yet it remains an impenetrable mystery. The precious ore is extracted far from prying eyes hoping to catch a glimpse of […]