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This blog presents news and analysis on mining activities in Africa from a political and international economic law perspective.

The author, Lars Schönwald, studied law at the University of Passau (Germany) and the University of Western Australia, Perth (Australia). He is currently doctoral candidate at the University of Passau. In his (almost finished) doctoral thesis, he analyzes the impact of the European Union’s Raw Materials Initiative on Sub-Sahara Africa. Lars has published several articles and presented numerous papers at academic conferences throughout the world.

All entries in this blog are researched in accordance with the highest academic standards. However, the accuracy of any political, economic or legal analysis cannot be guaranteed. Thus, no economic decision whatsover should be based (solely) on any blog entry, including in-depth analysis, commodity reports, and country reports.

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