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Insecurity in Burkina Faso – beyond conflict minerals: the complex links between artisanal gold mining and violence
The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0481-5250
Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands.
Artisanal Gold Council (AGC), Burkina Faso.
2021 (English)Report (Other academic)
Sustainable development
Agenda 2030: SDG 16
Abstract [en]

As artisanal gold mining in Burkina Faso has increased in recent years, so have violent attacks by non-state armed groups. The assumption that there is a natural causal link between the two is, however, too simplistic. The escalating violence should rather be seen as a result of long-term trends, such as state disengagement, a growing dependence on gold and the gradual privatisation of security. To curb the violence, we recommend that policy makers avoid a repressive approach to artisanal mining and rethink the governance of the sector, in consultation with miners and rural communities.

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Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2021. , p. 7
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NAI Policy Notes, ISSN 1654-6695 ; 2021/3
Keywords [en]
Armed forces, Burkina Faso, Gold, Gold mines, Miners, Mining, Recommendations, Regional security, Rural communities, State, Violence
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-2559ISBN: 978-91-7106-878-1 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-2559DiVA, id: diva2:1595344
Available from: 2021-09-17 Created: 2021-09-17 Last updated: 2022-08-25Bibliographically approved

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