Africa’s South-South relations: Mining and railway lines in Mozambique

At the beginning of the 21st century, Africa experienced a fundamental change: while development aid and foreign investment used to come mainly from the West, now economic relations with the emerging countries of the global South, including China and Brazil, became increasingly important. The deepening and expansion of these relations led to a geographical reorientation,…

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Forging transnational ties from below: Challenging the Brazilian mining giant Vale S.A. across the South Atlantic

By Eric Cezne In recent years, Brazil has been affected by a struggling economy and considerable political turmoil (Boito and Saad-Filho, 2016; Garmany and Pereira, 2018). In the meanwhile, Brazilian mining giant Vale S.A. (henceforth Vale) has faced a series of setbacks and negative appraisals in light of the destructive and lethal tailings dam tragedies at iron…

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