Jan 20th, 2013
Yosief Ghebrehiwet Western Mining Companies and Slave Labor in Eritrea [On April 21, 2010, I wrote an article addressing only one aspect of what has been going on in the mining projects – the slave labor used by the subcontracted companies such as Segen, all of which are government owned [Western Min...
In East Africa
Jan 15th, 2013
An international human rights group is accusing the Eritrean government of using forced labor to construct a gold mine it jointly owns with a Canadian company worth billions of dollars. Human Rights Watch said in a report Tuesday that workers were forced to construct the Bisha mine in Eritrea operate...
Jan 12th, 2013
Handout A Jan 2013 handout photo of a truck at Nevsun’s Bisha mine in Eritrea. When the Vancouver-based miner initiated construction of Bisha in late 2008, the government ordered the miner to enlist a state-controlled contractor called Segen Construction for some of the work and by early the fo...