It’s not often that an African government takes decisive action against a Chinese extractive resource company. In fact, it’s quite rare.
So, it’s notable when investigators from Nigeria’s Federal Government descended on the Chinese-owned Hongao Mining Company’s site near Abuja to follow up on an investigative report by Chinedu Asadu, a staff writer at the online news site The Cable, who documented how the company had polluted the local water table.
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Quick update on a story that we’ve been following for the past couple of weeks, focusing on allegations of pollution from a Chinese mining project in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, on the outskirts ...
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