Deborah Bryceson and I have published a new article with African Affairs: “ARTISANAL FRONTIER MINING OF GOLD IN AFRICA: LABOUR TRANSFORMATION IN TANZANIA AND THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO“. This article studies the transformative nature of ‘artisanal frontier mining’ in… Continue Reading
In February and March 2015 I did field research in Ghana, on the basis of which I have prepared the report below. Enjoy the read and do not hesitate to contact me with your comments and suggestions. The report has… Continue Reading
One of the mines I have done research in, is Mukungwe, also known as ‘Maroc’. Sadly enough, the security situation in Mukungwe has deteriorated over the past years and months. Currently the mine is in the hands of Alexis Rubango… Continue Reading
De Herdt, T. and Olivier de Sardan, J.P. (2015) Real governance and practical norms in SSA. The game of the rules. Routledge.
My book ‘African artisanal mining from the inside out. Access, norms and power in Congo’s gold sector’ is out!