Gold is not for eating
Houndé Gold Mine. Photo source: Author, 2019
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Keywords

extractivism
mining
gold
conflict
Africa
Burkina Faso

Abstract

This article presents large-scale gold mining and related conflicts in Burkina Faso - a paramount example of the recent commodity boom and its pervasive socio-economic effects. Mobilization around the Houndé gold mine, located 250 km southwest of the capital Ouagadougou, is depicted as an illustration.

https://doi.org/10.18174/cf.2020a17960
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