Tanzanian gold miner dies after rescue

One of the five gold miners rescued in Tanzania after being trapped underground for 41 days has died. Onyiwa Morris, 55, had digestive system complications after being admitted to hospital last week, his doctors said. The other four men are still receiving treatment at the Kahama District Hospital, where doctors say their health is improving. […]

Posted at 9:48 AM on November 24, 2015 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , | Continue reading

Mozambique: Three Die in Mine Collapse in Zambezia

Maputo — Three illegal miners died, and two others were injured on Thursday when part of a mine wall collapsed in Gile district, in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia, according to a report on the independent television station, STV. The collapse occurred at the tantalum mine in Muiane which has been occupied by illegal […]

Posted at 10:00 AM on November 23, 2015 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , | Continue reading



Mark Nowak is the author of Shut Up Shut Down (Coffee House Press, 2004), a New York Times  “Editor’s Choice,” and Coal Mountain Elementary (Coffee House Press, 2009), which Howard Zinn called “a stunning educational tool.” He is a 2010 Guggenheim fellow and recipient of the Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism from Split This Rock (2015). A native of Buffalo, Nowak currently directs both the MFA Program at Manhattanville College and the Worker Writers Institute at PEN.


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