Native Brazilians are among the Amazon's most effective defenders against logging and mining, because they're fighting not just for the environment but for their people's very survival.
The institution of chieftaincy in Ghana must be involved if illegal mining is to be curbed
Efforts to regulate the lucrative mining venture are not proving successful due to collusion and corruption.
Banditry in northern Nigeria is making an already precarious security situation in the region worse.
Informal mining and invasive illegal mining have the same illegal status under law in South Africa. But is all informal mining the same? And should it all be deemed illegal?