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The Power of Good Journalism: Nigeria Takes Action Against Chinese Mining Company in Response to Investigative Report

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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