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Global Trends in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: What do these mean for Mongolia?

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 | by Estelle Levin

Climate change and the failure of traditional livelihoods, economic transition and collapse, conflict, and high mineral prices have led to a doubling of the ASM population in fifteen years to (…)

Ebola, Diamonds and the Survival of the Kono People

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 | by Babar Turay

The artisanal mining pits are generally empty, and the miners are tuned to the BBC for European football match results.  In the face of Ebola, some youths in the Kono (…)

Living in the Shadows of Ebola

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 | by Babar Turay

I awoke at 4:30am GMT and, like any normal day for me, I started the morning by offering prayers, and later listening to the news that bellowed through on the (…)