Senegal rebels: Astron's mining plans 'an act of war'

Rebels in southern Senegal say an Australian company's plans to mine for zircon, a rare mineral used for making mobile phones and nuclear power plants, amounts to "an act of war".

by

    Rebels in southern Senegal say an Australian company's plans to mine for zircon, a rare mineral used for making mobile phones and nuclear power plants, amounts to "an act of war".

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from the village of Niafarang in the Casamance region, where many say the mining will affect an area already feeling the brunt of climate change.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Inside the world of Chinese bitcoin mining

    Inside the world of Chinese bitcoin mining

    China is one of the main exchange markets and hosts some of the biggest bitcoin 'mining pools' in the world.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.