28 October 2012

Publish What You Pay ~ Transparent Extractions

Very compelling to see The Guardian's global development spotlight on Ali Idrissa's campaigning with Publish What You Pay in Niger for greater awareness and transparency in resource extraction industries...
"Nigeriens should not need help from rich countries to combat natural disasters and poverty: 'If we benefited from our resources, we would no longer need to do that.' Niger's uranium, gold and oil are not used to help alleviate poverty, he argues. Instead, there is exploitation, including child labour and exposure to cyanide."

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