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Mining no guarantee for development

Landscape with road and a mining transport

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Date • 6 Nov 2019

Researchers question the assumption that industrial mining projects bring long-term development for local communities. They arrive at a particular place and say this will bring jobs, will build schools, will build clinics. Usually there are actually not that much resources that arrive there, says NAI researcher Patience Mususa.