Nevsun accused of using forced labour at Eritrea mine

From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Sun Jan 13 2013, 10:38:36

Canadian miner Nevsun Resources Ltd. is facing explosive allegations that it unwittingly allowed forced labour to be involved in building its flagship copper-gold mine.

The allegations will be released next week in a report from Human Rights Watch, a non-governmental organization. But on Friday, Nevsun chief executive Cliff Davis tried to dismiss concerns the company is not doing enough to keep its Eritrea-based Bisha mine free of conscripted workers.

"I'm very comfortable there are not any conscripted workers on site," he said in an interview.

However, he could not say for certain that there was no forced labour at the project in 2009, when the concerns first surfaced. He acknowledged that the company should have taken more steps to make sure there wasn't any, and expressed regret if there were conscripts.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Lesotho:   Leaders Agree to Reconvene Parliament (news)
allAfrica.com
1 September 2014

The leaders of Lesotho's coalition government have agreed on a timetable for resuming sittings of the country's Parliament. [read more]

Lesotho:   Police Absent, Courts Close as Lesotho Crisis Talks Continue (news)
allAfrica.com
1 September 2014

Talks between Lesotho's coalition partners on the future of the nation's government were continuing in Pretoria on Monday, the country's news services reported. [read more]

Lesotho:   Basotho Leaders Agree on Path Out of Crisis (document)
South African Government
1 September 2014

1. Following the recent political and security developments in the Kingdom of Lesotho, His Excellency Jacob G. Zuma, the President of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the Organ on ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!