The situation in Guinea shows the need for regional mining standards, and NFL star Anquan Boldin is calling for this in Washington today.
Citizens and government unite to block unwanted mine, but end up in CAFTA court.
In this third and last audio and photo blog, the familiar becomes strange and a graphic designer finds beauty at every turn.
In this second audio and photo blog, Oxfam America's Jeff Deutsch visits some of the communities in Ghana affected by large mining operations, and meets local people who are speaking out about it.
A visit to a community displaced by a gold mine shows how a local organization is helping people cope in a challenging situation.
In Ghana, I saw how poverty made communities far more vulnerable to the unwanted advances of mining companies. But what if, on top of this, drought related to climate change were to take place?
It’s a sensitive time for the government and indigenous people intent on defending their rights.