With its CO2 emissions increased by more than 100% over the last 15 years, Sri Lanka - which is highly vulnerable to effects of climate change - has submitted ambitious carbon-reduction targets…

Prajwal Baral, Keisuke Iyadomi |

Traditional Charcoal Stoves in Haiti/ World Bank [[tweetable]]Across the world, over 3 billion people cook with solid biomass over traditional stoves resulting in negative impacts on health and…

Katie Kennedy Freeman |

In many countries, natural resources and extractive minerals are lucrative state assets that fail to contribute to economic prosperity. In resource-rich Africa, regulatory mismanagement,…

Cari Votava |

Mining is a high stakes industry. For the growing list of countries looking to translate underground assets into tangible benefits above the ground, the ability to negotiate and implement a good…

Michael Jarvis |

Conflict Diamonds A National Geographic Special on conflict diamonds. I am a mining specialist, not a conflict specialist. But on my recent trip to Sierra Leone, I was struck by the ever-present…

Christopher Sheldon |

With oil in Niger and Uganda, natural gas in Mozambique and Tanzania, iron ore in Guinea and Sierra Leone―African countries are increasingly finding rich new deposits of oil, gas, or minerals and…

Makhtar Diop |

Pétrole au Niger et en Ouganda, gaz naturel au Mozambique et en Tanzanie, minerai de fer en Guinée et Sierra Leone : les découvertes d’abondants gisements miniers et d’hydrocarbures se multiplient…

Makhtar Diop |

Imagine que es dirigente de un país africano y todo su presupuesto gubernamental anual es de US$1.200 millones. Ese mismo año, un inversionista vende el 51% de su participación en una enorme mina…

Caroline Anstey |

تخيَّل أنك زعيم بلد أفريقي وأن ميزانية حكومتك بالكامل خلال السنة كلها 1.2 مليار دولار. وفي ذلك العام نفسه، باع مستثمر 51 في المائة من حصته في منجم ضخم لخام الحديد في بلدك مقابل 2.5 مليار دولار أي…

كارولاين أنستي |