Nevsun Resources

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 11th, 2013
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TORONTO — An investigation by United Nations monitors has found that the Eritrean consulate in Toronto was collecting money for the African country’s military as recently as January in violation of an arms embargo. The consulate was part of an “international system of illicit revenue collection” run ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 10th, 2013
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By Aaron Berhane When is the Vancouver-based mining company, Nevsun Resources Ltd., going to do business ethically? When will it admit to knowing about its gross human rights violations in Eritrea? The Eritrean Canadian Human Rights Group testified at an International Human Rights Commons Subcommitte...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 21st, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Eritrean soldiers with tanks laid siege to the information ministry on Monday and forced state media to call for political prisoners to be freed, a senior intelligence official said. The renegade soldiers had not gone as far as to call for the overthrow of the government...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 20th, 2013
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 15th, 2013
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Business
Jan 12th, 2013
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 3rd, 2012
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By Michelle Zilio A Canadian mining company defended its activities in Eritrea — a nation dubbed the “North Korea of Africa” by some — at a Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights meeting Thursday. Cliff Davis, president and CEO of Vancouver-based Nevsun Resources Ltd., testified before th...