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Mozambique: "Our lives mean nothing": The human cost of Chinese Mining in Nagonha, Mozambique

, Index number: AFR 41/7851/2018

In the morning of 7 February 2015, a flash flood partially destroyed Nagonha in northern Mozambique. This rural village is located inside a mining concession awarded to a Chinese mining company, Haiyu Mozambique Mining Co. This report examines Haiyu’s conduct including what the company did or failed to do in acquiring the right to land for use of mining activity in Nagonha, what it did or failed to do in its operations in Nagonha, and what it did or failed to do in response to the villagers’ demand for compensation and resettlement following the flood.

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