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Afghanistan’s Conflict Minerals: The Crime-State-Insurgent

Origins of Illegal Mining and Smuggling in Afghanistan The small-scale excavation and trafficking of precious stones and other mining commodities such as chromite, marble, and coal has long played a role in organized criminal activities and fundraising strategies for militant groups throughout the past four decades of conflict in Afghanistan.

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After the Peace Deal With the United States, the Taliban

Oct 23, 2020· KABUL—Each year, as winter closes in on Afghanistan’s rugged mountainous region, Mohammad Bilal, a 45-year-old coal worker, readies himself for a busy few months.

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Illegal Mining: Headache For Afghanistan Government

Similarly, unregulated and illegal small-scale extraction of minerals in Afghanistan contributes to conflict producing a great deal of mining profit by financing insurgents and various criminal

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Afghanistan, US Companies Working on Afghan Coal Deal

But the bulk of Afghanistan's mining is off the books and illegal overseen by warlords, politicians, or other politically connected individuals. As a result, very few taxes from the mining

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Illegal Extraction of Minerals as a Driver of Conflict in

This Peace Brief examines artisanal mining in Afghanistan and the illegal extraction of its minerals, which is a major driver of conflict. Research was carried out in 2016 by The Liaison Office for the United States Institute of Peace at four small and medium-sized mine sites in Kabul, Khost, Kunar, and Samangan provinces.

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Afghan mines among world’s most dangerous Asia News Al

Sep 15, 2013· Though Alami said safety and security were among the chief concerns of legitimate operations, Javed Noorani, a researcher at Integrity Watch Afghanistan, said illegal

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The Taliban Stones Commission and the Insurgent Windfall

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO) previously estimated that Afghanistan’s known mineral deposits tops $1 trillion—$908 billion in mineral resources and more than $200 billion in hydrocarbon deposits. 1 While illegal mining activities in Afghanistan have long plagued efforts to create

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Coal Afghanistan mineral and extractive industries news

KUNDUZ, April 25, 2005 (Pajhwok Afghan News) Illegal mining of coal continues in the northern province of Takhar despite directions to the provincial government to put an end to it, according to Engineer Mohammed Ali Madad, director of government coal enterprise of northeast zone.

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Whitehaven Coal pleads guilty to breaching mining laws

Dec 11, 2020· Whitehaven Coal has pleaded guilty to 19 charges brought against it by the state’s resources regulator for breaches of mining laws that caused environmental damage that could last

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Why is Afghanistan unable to extract its vast mineral

May 28, 2019· According to the new mining law, five percent of revenues should be invested in local communities. Oidesimkhon is a 50-year-old miner who has spent the last six years working in a coal

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All Workers Trapped in Afghanistan Coal Mine Die

Jun 10, 2020· The tragedy raises questions over safety measures at mining operations in Afghanistan, where illegal mining remains rampant in many remote areas. On Tuesday, Mohammed Hashim, acting chairman of the provincial council, said no rescue team had reached the site hours after the blast, with locals trying to help the trapped miners on their own.

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Exploitation of Mineral Resources in Afghanistan United

Mining companies in Afghanistan are wantonly exploiting the country’s mineral resources with little or no taxes and royalties going to the government. Contracting of mines has been susceptible to political influence, there is little accountability and sometimes conflicts with local communities have led to violence and deaths. This Peace Brief examines these problems and offers some

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Afghanistan, US Companies Working on Afghan Coal Deal

But the bulk of Afghanistan's mining is off the books and illegal overseen by warlords, politicians, or other politically connected individuals. As a result, very few taxes from the mining

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Meghalaya govt encouraging illegal coal mining, says NGO

Nov 11, 2020· The party’s MLA George Lyngdoh asked where the trucks carrying coal were coming from if the coal mining operations, as the government claimed, had not resumed since the ban and more than 32 lakh

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Afghan mines among world’s most dangerous Asia News Al

Sep 15, 2013· Though Alami said safety and security were among the chief concerns of legitimate operations, Javed Noorani, a researcher at Integrity Watch Afghanistan, said illegal

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coal mining in afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN: Risking one's health for a pittance 26 May 2009 11:18:38 GMT BAMYAN, 26 May 2009 (IRIN) Hundreds of child labourers in informal and/or illegal coal mines in Bamyan and Sar-e-Pol provinces, in central and northern Afghanistan respectively, have respiratory and eye.

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CBI raids 45 locations across four states in illegal coal

Nov 28, 2020· The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday raided 45 places across four states in a case related to illegal mining and theft of coal from public sector firm Eastern Coalfield Limited, PTI

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Coal Afghanistan mineral and extractive industries news

KUNDUZ, April 25, 2005 (Pajhwok Afghan News) Illegal mining of coal continues in the northern province of Takhar despite directions to the provincial government to put an end to it, according to Engineer Mohammed Ali Madad, director of government coal enterprise of northeast zone.

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CBI raids 45 locations in 4 states in illegal mining and

Nov 28, 2020· The Standard Operating Procedure for Action Plan Illegal Mining and coal theft of CIL dated August 08, 2020, issued a day after raids by ECL teams, stated that “the main role of all the raids and actions to be taken is of the Area Security Officer, Area Security In-Charge, Area Authorities under the respective Chief of Security ECL and under

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CBI Issues Look-Out Notice Against Coal Trader Anup Majhi

Dec 08, 2020· Search operations were also carried out at different locations of Eastern Coalfields Limited in Jharkhand, Bihar and UP as well against illegal coal mining, the spokeperson said.

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CBI raids 45 locations in 4 states in illegal mining and

Nov 28, 2020· The Standard Operating Procedure for Action Plan Illegal Mining and coal theft of CIL dated August 08, 2020, issued a day after raids by ECL teams, stated that the

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50 Illegal Coke Plants Busted at Kharsang in Changlang

Mar 25, 2020· The existence of more than 50 coke coal manufacturing plants and open extraction of coal at such a magnitude in Kharsang and Miao is testimony to the fact that the racket cannot be so deep-rooted without the support of politicians, administration, police and officials of mining and forest department. The illegal mining operations in the areas

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All 20 Workers Trapped in Afghanistan Coal Mine Die

All 20 miners trapped in a coal mine that collapsed in Afghanistan’s northern Samangan province a day earlier have died. at mining operations in Afghanistan, where illegal mining remains

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