The 18-month Fatal Extraction investigation has brought together data and records from Australia and Africa in a way that hasn’t been done before, combining corporate information from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) with months of on-the-ground work by reporters throughout Africa.
Read more about Explore the Data: Where Australian Mining Leaves Its Mark
There were more than 150 publicly traded Australian mining companies present in 33 African nations at the end of 2014, some of them linked to alleged injustices that would never be tolerated in better-regulated nations.
Read more about Australian Mining Companies Digging A Deadly Footprint in Africa
A pattern of links between mining activities and deaths, disfigurement, environmental destruction and displacement suggests a troubling track record for Australian companies seeking wealth from Africa's minerals.
Read more about Explore the Fatal Extraction Stories Across Africa
ICIJ worked with 13 journalists from radio, print and online news outlets in Africa to create the largest ever journalistic partnership across the continent of 1.1 billion people. Here are their stories.
Read more about Investigation Reveals 'Environmental Ruin' And Workers Rights Abuses
Broken promises to impoverished communities, serious environmental concerns and poor health and safety records linked to Australian mining companies have all been revealed by Africa’s largest ever collaborative journalistic investigation.
Read more about 150 Companies, 1500 Licenses, 33 Countries: Fatal Extraction By The Numbers
Explore some of the key figures behind ICIJ's Fatal Extraction project, from the estimated market capitalization of Australia's mining companies with a presence in Africa, to the number of kilometers travelled by reporters for this investigation.
Read more about Data and Field Work Combine to Reveal Australian Mining's Impact in Africa
Read more about Companies Accused of ‘Taking Advantage of Regulatory Weakness’
Australian mining companies are linked to hundreds of deaths and injuries in Africa, which can go unreported at home.
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