UN promotes effort to harvest treasure from e-waste trash

UN promotes effort to harvest treasure from e-waste trash

The roughly 1.2 billion people who live on the African continent contribute the least to the world’s e-waste problem, but in countries like Liberia and Ghana they deal with the trash left behind from the world’s digital and technological advances. All told, an estimated 48.5 million tons of e-waste was…

Seven SA gold miners dead after small quake hits operations

Seven SA gold miners dead after small quake hits operations

The final death toll following last week’s mining accident stands at seven, with another six who were rescued but injured, according to South Africa’s mineworker unions and the mine operator. The accident happened Thursday at the Sibanye-Stillwater’s Masakhane Mine at Driefontein, when – according to company officials – a seismic…

Sudan: Environmental activist questioned by state security

An environmental activist in Sudan was questioned by security services this week in connection with ongoing protests over the use of dangerous cyanide in the gold industry in and around South Kordofan state. Radio Dabanga reports that Ibrahim Naima was taken to the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) offices…