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To: NormsRevenge
Now, he said, his government will take a stake in private mining enterprises to ensure Zimbabweans benefit from their natural resources. He said he expects companies mining there, including the multinational Anglo American, to understand that desire.

"What we intend to do is for the state to have a stake in the production of some of our minerals — gold, platinum, diamonds," he said. "We just want to be partners. We are not doing anything unusual, and this is the practice in many countries." Zimbabwe also mines coal, chromium ore, asbestos, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium and tin.

4 posted on 09/17/2005 5:38:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: NormsRevenge

That bit about the mineral resources is unbelievable. It is like a will to destruction.

And yet, I saw an article in The Guardian a few years back, by an African writer praising the land seizures and predicting a bright future. Some people never learn.


10 posted on 09/17/2005 5:58:23 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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