Mozambique: Exposing poor practices by Vale and Rio Tinto

Research by Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) – Coal Versus Communities in Mozambique

Brazil’s Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (Vale) and the Anglo-Australian multinational Rio Tinto JOHANNESBURG: On January 10th, the activities of two of the world’s largest mining companies – Brazil’s Vale and Anglo-Australian multinational Rio Tinto – in Mozambique hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Enraged at the way they have been resettled, hundreds of protestors blocked the railway line that transports coal from the massive new mines in Tete Province to the coast – demanding that the companies fulfil their obligations to the thousands of people who had been moved from their lands to make way for the mines.


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