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This report from the organization “War on Want” reveals the degree to which British companies control Africa’s key mineral resources, notably gold, platinum, diamonds, copper, oil, gas and coal. It documents how 101 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) — most of them British — control mining operations in 37 sub-Saharan African countries. They collectively control over US 1 trillion dollars worth of the most valuable resources on the African continent.
Members of African and UK civil society and communities sent a letter to the “Mining on Top Africa: London Summit” – a decisive conference on African mining for Europe that took place on June 24 and 25 - accentuating how the introduction of large-scale mining in Africa has made many communities to face displacement, poverty, illness, massive pollution, loss of fertile agricultural and ancestral land, destruction of livelihoods and culture.
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