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Established in 1999, AIMES is a Pan-African grouping of civil society organizations from mineral-endowed African countries. Key among AIMES’ objectives is providing a common front for advocates working towards improving the governance of Africa’s mineral economy, ensuring a more equitable and sustainable exploitation and contribution of the mineral sector to Africa’s development. Thus AIMES, has been at the forefront of various African civil society initiatives aimed at optimising the minimal returns that mineral-endowed African countries make from their rich mineral resources. This has involved offering alternate policies through calls for changes in mining codes across the continent, working with institutions such as the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to fashion out a new continental mining framework, the African Mining Vision that demands a mining regime aimed at putting mining at the centre of Africa’s industrial development. AIMES holds annual strategic meetings that are also used for capacity building and solidarity purposes and are hosted by members in turn. Third World Network-Africa hosts the secretariat of AIMES.

Ada Songor Lagoon under threat and requires a dimensional conversation around the salt industry in Ghana. Dr Graham

The Ada Songor lagoon is under serious threat following activities of some businessmen who are wreaking havoc on the salt winning site.The level of devastation at the site could have dire consequences on the environment. The havoc                                                                                                                                          From afar,...

Information Brief on the CFTA 21st August 2017

Concerns on the ongoing negotiations on the proposed Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) and the much-needed industrialisation within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) became one of the topical issues during the 13th annual alliance gathering of faith-based...

The CFTA and Industrial Policy: Minerals and the AMV

DEVELOPING COUNTRY DEPENDENCY ON COMMODITIES 2011-2013 (UNCTAD) Commodities and “Africa Rising” Taking together agricultural commodities, timber, metals and minerals, and hydrocarbons, natural resources have accounted for roughly 35% of Africa’s growth since 2000. Resource-based raw and semi-processed goods accounted...