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Canada Court Rules Nevsun Can be Sued in Canada for Alleged Abuses Abroad

The Supreme court did not settle the merits of the plaintiff’s claims. But it gave the green light for a case against Nevsun to be tried in a B.C. court.

Supreme Court of Canada dismisses Nevsun’s appeal. It means, the human-rights lawsuit against it can be heard in the future in British Columbia court to see if Nevsun is in violation. (Photo by Andrew Meade)

BY TESFANEWS *

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Canadian mining company Nevsun Resources Ltd. can be sued in a Canadian court for alleged human rights abuses abroad.

A number of years ago, three Eritreans launched a civil suit against Vancouver-based Nevsun in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, alleging they were subject to forced labour, slavery and torture during the construction of Nevsun’s Bisha mine in the east African country of Eritrea. Continue reading Canada Court Rules Nevsun Can be Sued in Canada for Alleged Abuses Abroad

Eritrea Needs Modern Preventative Maintenance Program for its Mining and Transport Industries

Eritrea needs a modern preventative maintenance program and training for its drivers, operators and technicians to help save tens of millions of dollars.

BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN

Eritrea needs a modern preventative maintenance (P.M.) program for its mining and transport industries. To understand how preventing sudden machine failure during operations is the largest preventable expense in mining and transportation one must understand how machines work. Continue reading Eritrea Needs Modern Preventative Maintenance Program for its Mining and Transport Industries

Eritrea Needs Training for its Drivers, Operators and Technicians

… to maximize efficiency and safety

BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN

Eritrea needs training for its drivers, operators, and technicians. A good example of this is in its new mining ore transport industry.

Today Eritrea is running upwards of 200 trucks delivering zinc [and copper] ore concentrate from the Bisha mine in Gash Barka to the ore loading terminal at the port of Massawa. These are brand new trucks made by a joint German (Man Trucks) and Chinese (Sinotruk) partnership and are modern, including something no other truck in Eritrea has, an engine brake. Continue reading Eritrea Needs Training for its Drivers, Operators and Technicians

Zijin Mining Succeeds Acquiring Nevsun

Zijin Acquires 276,820,575 Shares of Nevsun, representing approximately 89.37% of the total issued and outstanding Nevsun Shares on a fully diluted basis.

BY NEVSUN

Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX: NSU) (NYSE AMERICAN: NSU) (“Nevsun”) and Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd.(SH:601899, SEHK:2899) (“Zijin”) announces that Zijin has been successful in its offer to purchase all of the issued and outstanding Nevsun common shares for C$6.00 per share (the “Offer”). Continue reading Zijin Mining Succeeds Acquiring Nevsun

Nevsun Extends Mine Life at Bisha Until 2022

Nevsun extends life of its flagship copper-zinc Bisha mine in Eritrea to the end of 2022.

BY NEVSUN RESOURCES

Canada’s Nevsun Resources (TSX, NYSEMKT:NSU), together with its Eritrean partner ENAMCO, has approved an extension to the life of its flagship copper-zinc Bisha mine in Eritrea to the end of 2022 — 18 months later than the planned end of operations announced by the company last year. Continue reading Nevsun Extends Mine Life at Bisha Until 2022