In West Africa, it is common practice to talk directly to community members to get a better understanding of the villages surrounding a mine.

These communities follow traditional leadership and commune structures, and they believe their citizens will reap benefits from the mine. They often feel that their views are not taken into account. This oversight can lead to tension and misunderstandings.

These communities encompass many women’s organizations, youth associations, etc.

At the Nampala mine, communities and their interests were taken into consideration from the project’s beginnings.

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Mines have a bad reputation when it comes to the environment. We believe this image belongs in the past, and we’re hoping others see it that way too. The reality is that even in Western countries, societies and citizens only recently became conscious of the need to protect the environment.

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