Burkina Faso - Essakane

Essakane - Villagers were relocated to drier and less fertile land © Florence Kroff

After the discovery of gold in Essakane in 1984, mining started in the area. The exploitation by a Canadian mining company has led to the displacement of 13 villages. The relocation has caused some human rights violations for the communities including of  the right to adequate food. The local authorities and  the  government of Burkina Faso were informed about these human rights violations and requested the protection of the affected communities.

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After the discovery of gold in Essakane in 1984, mining started in the area. The exploitation by a Canadian mining company has led to the displacement of 13 villages. The relocation has caused so...    Read more