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We raise our voices on the Global Day Against Mega Mining Every year on July 22nd groups and communities unite to demonstrate on the Global Day Against Mega Mining. Showing our support and solidarity, Gaia joined and supported actions happening planet-wide as part of this year's protests. Here you can read our collective message to the mining industry, it's proponents and the world as we affirm our commitment to saying Yes to Life, No to Mining! Read more...
Discovering the secrets of Benin’s forests to improve nutrition Recognising the importance of wild foods and forest fruits for nutrition, Gaia and our partner GRABE-Benin feature in The Guardian today. The WHO’s current recommendations for combatting malnutrition include fortifying food on an industrial scale. Instead, how about mapping Benin's edible forest plants to prove that they can provide the vitamins and minerals needed? Read more...
Africa-UK Civil Society Send Strong Message to the Mining on Top Africa: London Summit Today civil society groups from Africa and their allies in the UK submitted a powerful open letter to the organisers and delegates of the Mining on Top Africa: London Summit in central London. The letter challenges the validity and motivations of the Summit, which civil society says lacks representation from African communities and civil society, and ignores the negative impacts of mining in Africa. Read more...
Press Release: African Civil Society Asks: “Is Mining Really ‘On Top’ in Africa?” Today civil society groups from Africa and their allies in the UK submitted an open letter to the organisers and delegates of the Mining on Top Africa: London Summit in central London. The letter challenges the validity and motivations of the Summit, which civil society says lacks representation from African communities and civil society, and ignores the negative impacts of mining in Africa. Read more...

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