• Afghanistan's Secret Billion Dollar Emerald Mines

    Hidden Gems: After suffering the Soviets, the Taliban, and the War on Terror, Afghanistan has had its share of turmoil; but can 1,000 billion dollars worth of emeralds lift Afghanistan out of poverty? Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For similar stories see: Exposing The Inhumane Conditions Of Burkina Faso's Gold Mines https://youtu.be/c7iv1fef6qo Zimbabwe's Blood Diamond Killing Fields https://youtu.be/k9Bk5VIhjiY The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines https://youtu.be/P1L_pxYZVwE "We have a lot of requests from Europe because the Emeralds from Afghanistan are the best in the world", Raphael says. He's a Frenchman who first came to Afghanistan to train Afghan security services before v...

    published: 31 Mar 2014
  • Mining for minerals in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan is estimated to have $3 trillion worth of mineral deposits, which through years of insecurity have remained unexploited. Gold, iron ore, copper ore, emeralds, lapis, rubies as well as natural gas are all found in the north of the country. Now with help from advisors from the US Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO), the Afghanistan Geological Survey is gaining the skills it needs to explore and exploit the country's resources. Geologists and drillers are being trained to investigate sites to test for the presence of resources.

    published: 10 Mar 2014
  • Gold Mining In Afghanistan 2017

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    published: 02 Mar 2017
  • Mining Afghanistan's mineral wealth

    Afghanistan's mineral riches are attracting global attention. The government has asked for tenders to develop iron ore mines, just part of mineral wealth that could be worth trillions of dollars. But security concerns and a history of corruption pose huge challenges to potential investors. Sue Turton reports from Kabul.

    published: 04 Oct 2010
  • The Real Cause of the Afghanistan Invasion and Troop Surge

    Some of the real reason behind the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 is beginning to come forward, and possibly why the failed occupation of the county continues to this day. We're aware that wars are for profit, access to resources, and for the capturing of markets. But how does this stand in relation to Afghanistan? Source: $1 Trillion Trove of Rare Minerals Revealed Under Afghanistan, Yahoo! News http://news.yahoo.com/1-trillion-trove-rare-minerals-revealed-under-afghanistan-114520215.html United States Geological Survey Rare Earths Report 2001 http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/rare_earths/raremyb01.pdf Is China Mining a Rare Earth Monopoly?: Op-Ed, Live Science http://www.livescience.com/29287-is-china-mining-a-rare-earth-monopoly-op-ed.html TroopSurge’ in Afghanist...

    published: 09 Sep 2014
  • Afghan minerals: Uncovered conspiracy

    The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials. Webster Tarpley says that this is a planted story in The New York Times by the government to keep the war going.

    published: 15 Jun 2010
  • Cultural Heritage and Extractive Mining in Afghanistan: Towards Sustainability

    UNESCO, funded by the World Bank Group through the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and in cooperation with DAFA, is working to ensure the preservation of the rich Afghan cultural heritage within the framework of upcoming developments in the mining extraction industry. The video explores the Afghan authorities’ work at Mes Aynak - the world's 2nd largest copper deposit and, a hugely important archaeological site - and UNESCO / DAFA’ s new activities in Hajigak-Bamiyan, where the Afghan government has a better chance of completing heritage assessment and protection before extractive mining starts. The video highlights the archaeology and the outstanding natural beauty of the environment at Mes Aynak and Bamiyan, and interviews with key figures in the protection of Afgha...

    published: 08 May 2016
  • $1Trillion Afghan Mining Rights

    $1,000,000,000,000 = value of Afghan raw materials

    published: 14 Jan 2013
  • WoW! $1 Trillion Trove of 'Rare Minerals' Revealed Under Afghanistan!

    http://www.undergroundworldnews.com Despite being one of the poorest nations in the world, Afghanistan may be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world, valued at nearly $1 trillion, according to U.S. scientists. Afghanistan, a country nearly the size of Texas, is loaded with minerals deposited by the violent collision of the Indian subcontinent with Asia. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began inspecting what mineral resources Afghanistan had after U.S.-led forces drove the Taliban from power in the country in 2004. As it turns out, the Afghanistan Geological Survey staff had kept Soviet geological maps and reports up to 50 years old or more that hinted at a geological gold mine. http://news.yahoo.com/1-trillion-trove-rare-minerals-revealed-under-afghanistan-1145202...

    published: 06 Sep 2014
  • From the Taliban to gold mining

    To strengthen the Afghan economy, JPMorgan and the Pentagon are encouraging international investment in Afghanistan's mineral mines.

    published: 11 May 2011
  • Afghanistan's Emerald Miners

    Afghanistan's Emerald Miners Subscribe to the Guardian HERE: http://bitly.com/UvkFpD Iraq war: 10 years on A growing number of Afghani men are putting their lives at risk by taking up amateur mining to earn a living in hard times.

    published: 04 May 2009
  • Mining in Afghanistan

    Since a Pentagon task force came out with a 2007 report claiming that Afghanistan possessed over a trillion dollars in untapped mineral resources, mining in Afghanistan has been a hot topic. In this report Jared Nolan examines the current state of mining operations in Afghanistan and what challenges and opportunities the future might hold. This is part 5 of an ongoing series documenting the economy of Afghanistan and the measures required to sustain the Afghan state.

    published: 04 Nov 2011
  • Taliban gaining from illegal extraction of Afghanistan’s natural resources

    Our correspondent in Afghanistan says the Taliban militants are earning millions of dollars through illegal mining contracts. The group is renting mines, in areas under its control, to contractors and then gets taxes from them. This has angered the Afghan government. Watch Live: http://www.presstv.ir/live.html Twitter: http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+: http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram: http://instagram.com/presstvchannel SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/videosptv

    published: 09 Jun 2016
  • Trump Considers Prolonging Afghan War to Secure $1 Trillion in Untapped Mineral Deposits

    https://democracynow.org - On Wednesday, two U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan after a suicide car bomber rammed a NATO-led convoy near a major U.S. base in Kandahar. The attack came a day after at least 33 worshipers died when suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in the city of Herat. The self-proclaimed Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. The latest round of violence comes as The New York Times reports that Trump may have found a reason to prolong the nearly 16-year-old war: Afghanistan's untapped mineral deposits, which could be worth nearly $1 trillion. Trump reportedly discussed Afghanistan's vast deposits of minerals with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and is considering sending an envoy to Afghanistan to meet with mining officials. We speak with Jodi Vittori, sen...

    published: 03 Aug 2017
  • Afghan Security Delays Mes Aynak Mining

    published: 10 Apr 2014
  • Buying and Polishing Lapis Lazuli From Afghanistan by GIA

    http://gia.edu/gem-encyclopedia Buying and Polishing Lapis Lazuli From Afghanistan by GIA. What is lapis lazuli and how does one buy and polish it? In this video, Sam Naseri discusses lapis lazuli value factors to consider when buying rough stone. He also discusses lapis lazuli properties, and how rough gem material from Afghanistan is polished. Because lapis lazuli is a hard material, it is not difficult to polish with the right equipment and right polisher. Naseri shows examples of lapis and addresses why many believe the material in Afghanistan mines is higher quality than mines in other locations. Learn more about lapis lazuli with GIA's gem encyclopedia: http://www.gia.edu/lapis-lazuli • Lapis Lazuli Quality Factors: http://www.gia.edu/lapis-lazuli-quality-factors • Lapis Lazuli D...

    published: 21 Jul 2014
  • UNMACCA: De-mining Afghanistan

    Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. The Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA) explain what's being done to rid the country of this terrible legacy. Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA) Collectively known as the Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA), mine action implementers in Afghanistan form one of the largest mine action programmes in the world. Together, these agencies have a twenty year history of successfully delivering mine action in Afghanistan and have cleared over 18,000 hazard areas throughout the country. The MAPA was the first 'humanitarian' (i.e. non-military) mine action programme in the world and encompasses all pillars of mine action: advocacy, demining, stockpile destruction, mine risk education (MRE), and victim assis...

    published: 15 Nov 2012
  • Afghanistan explores mining opportunities

    Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Afghanistan's finance minister says the economy will easily survive the departure of international forces next year. His optimism is based on reports that the country has huge reserves of natural resources - mostly copper. The US estimates that Afghanistan could be sitting on deposits worth one trillion dollars. That includes gold, iron ore, tin and tungsten. It also has deposits of uranium. And precious stones, including emeralds. But for now, agriculture remains Afghanistan's biggest export earner among its top sellers are fruit and nuts, tobacco, and wool. Jennifer Glasse reports on one potential mine in Kabul province that is also a training ground for Afghans in the mining industry. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people ...

    published: 01 Feb 2013
  • Lapis Lazuli mining in Sari-i-Sang in northern Afghanistan

    Years of war and exploitation have degraded many of Afghanistan's natural resources. But among the still highly prized assets is the lapis lazuli gemstone which has been mined in northern Afghanistan for 6,000 years. The only pure source of the stone lies in Sar-i-Sang in the Kocha valley of northern Afghanistan. James Bays makes the dangerous journey to the mines and finds men who risk their lives to get to these gems. To get to the world's largest lapis lazuli mine - you have to go on a gruelling journey. It takes more than 12 hours from the nearest town by road, although there are no real roads to speak of. These are mountain passes - some them are extremely treacherous - and they can only be navigated slowly and extremely carefully. Finally, you drop down into the Kocha valley -...

    published: 14 Oct 2007
  • Money from Afghanistan's "conflict jewels" fuels war say activists, despite mining ban

    An Afghan government ban on the mining of semi-precious lapis lazuli stones has put those involved in the trade mostly out of business. But activists say that illegal extraction of the stones is continuing and funnelling millions of dollars into the hands of insurgents and corrupt warlords and funding the conflict in the country. In Kabul, polishers clean up the rough-hewed stones which were brought to the capital before the ban last year. It's a craft that dates back thousands of years. "I have invested all of my money on lapis but since the government announced the lapis extraction an illegal process all of my business collapsed. When something is announced illegal no one will dare to buy it, so what should I do with all this lapis? It's not something I can eat, I can't take it anywhe...

    published: 06 Jun 2016
  • Unlawful mining of lapis lazuli fuelling insurgency in Afghanistan: Global Witness (06 jun,2016)

    Unlawful mining of lapis lazuli fuelling insurgency in Afghanistan: Global Witness (06 jun,2016)

    published: 07 Jun 2016
  • The Social Effects of Mining in Afghanistan

    published: 11 Jan 2014
  • Mining Bonanza: US will never leave $1-trillion mineral rich Afghan land?

    Afghanistan could become one of the most important mining centers in the world, according to an American report. It suggests the war-torn country has at least one trillion dollars in mineral wealth. President Hamid Karzai has described it as the best news Afghanistan has had for many years. But investigative journalist Webster Tarpley believes the story is nothing new and the report is politically motivated.

    published: 15 Jun 2010
  • IED Explodes Under a U.S. Soldier in Afghanistan

    The two French journalists Michel Scott and Gilles Parrot followed a troop of 14 soldiers of the U.S. army in Kandahar in an expedition against the enemy fighting Taliban. In their progression soldiers are aware that landmines (IED) are arranged around in the sandy soil. While one of the troops positioned in a bank to monitor lookouts, Sergeant Allen walk a few meters from the journalist on one of these killer mines. After an insane explosion military collapses to the ground shouting "Help !" the camera always shoots behind a thick cloud of dust leaves appear the horror of war. Sergeant Allen has both legs and arms torn to shreds ... Always in front of the goal french TV relief are organized with a first time installation of tourniquets and morphine injection. The rescue helicopter arri...

    published: 12 Aug 2014
  • Afghanistan Mines of Bamyan

    published: 14 Jan 2014
  • Pashto Afghanistan Mining

    published: 01 Oct 2012
  • Human Rights Status in Afghanistan Mining HRRAC

    published: 05 May 2016
  • Afghanistan Emerald Mines

    published: 15 Feb 2016
  • Special Programme: Afghanistan's Mines and Economy Situation

    published: 23 May 2013
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Afghanistan's Secret Billion Dollar Emerald Mines

Afghanistan's Secret Billion Dollar Emerald Mines

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Hidden Gems: After suffering the Soviets, the Taliban, and the War on Terror, Afghanistan has had its share of turmoil; but can 1,000 billion dollars worth of emeralds lift Afghanistan out of poverty? Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For similar stories see: Exposing The Inhumane Conditions Of Burkina Faso's Gold Mines https://youtu.be/c7iv1fef6qo Zimbabwe's Blood Diamond Killing Fields https://youtu.be/k9Bk5VIhjiY The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines https://youtu.be/P1L_pxYZVwE "We have a lot of requests from Europe because the Emeralds from Afghanistan are the best in the world", Raphael says. He's a Frenchman who first came to Afghanistan to train Afghan security services before venturing into the emerald trade. He sees a huge chance here to exploit a market that could easily increase in value twenty or thirty-fold, but the obstacles are not inconsiderable. Just to get to the mines Raphael has to travel the 150 Kilometres from Kabul to Panjshir, right through Taliban kidnap country. When he gets there he finds an industry in the dark ages, where homemade pyrotechnics are exploded in poorly dug mineshafts, killing many miners and ruining the quality of up to 75% of the stones they dig. "If you see the damage being done to these stones... so much is lost", Yama Torabi from Integrity Watch Afghanistan tells us. The government here remains hopelessly out of touch with the industry that "still (uses) a mining law adopted 100 years ago". But as the country prepares for elections and Europeans like Raphael open up the gem trade here, could this be a beacon of hope for the future? For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=67019 Wild Angle Productions - Ref. 6082 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Mining for minerals in Afghanistan

Mining for minerals in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan is estimated to have $3 trillion worth of mineral deposits, which through years of insecurity have remained unexploited. Gold, iron ore, copper ore, emeralds, lapis, rubies as well as natural gas are all found in the north of the country. Now with help from advisors from the US Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO), the Afghanistan Geological Survey is gaining the skills it needs to explore and exploit the country's resources. Geologists and drillers are being trained to investigate sites to test for the presence of resources.
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Gold Mining In Afghanistan 2017

Gold Mining In Afghanistan 2017

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  • Updated: 02 Mar 2017
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Mining Afghanistan's mineral wealth

Mining Afghanistan's mineral wealth

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Afghanistan's mineral riches are attracting global attention. The government has asked for tenders to develop iron ore mines, just part of mineral wealth that could be worth trillions of dollars. But security concerns and a history of corruption pose huge challenges to potential investors. Sue Turton reports from Kabul.
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The Real Cause of the Afghanistan Invasion and Troop Surge

The Real Cause of the Afghanistan Invasion and Troop Surge

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  • Updated: 09 Sep 2014
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Some of the real reason behind the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 is beginning to come forward, and possibly why the failed occupation of the county continues to this day. We're aware that wars are for profit, access to resources, and for the capturing of markets. But how does this stand in relation to Afghanistan? Source: $1 Trillion Trove of Rare Minerals Revealed Under Afghanistan, Yahoo! News http://news.yahoo.com/1-trillion-trove-rare-minerals-revealed-under-afghanistan-114520215.html United States Geological Survey Rare Earths Report 2001 http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/rare_earths/raremyb01.pdf Is China Mining a Rare Earth Monopoly?: Op-Ed, Live Science http://www.livescience.com/29287-is-china-mining-a-rare-earth-monopoly-op-ed.html TroopSurge’ in Afghanistan Ends With Mixed Results,New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/world/asia/us-troop-surge-in-afghanistan-ends.html Maoist Rebel News book store: http://lulu.com/spotlight/MaoistRebelNews Google+ https://plus.google.com/103373194522859849259/ Add me on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/MaoistRebelNews Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MaoistRebelNews Read more news at: http://maoistrebelnews.wordpress.com/ Get More Commentary on Tumblr: http://maoistrebelnews.tumblr.com/ These videos are offered under private trust. Downloading constitutes acceptance of private trust terms. All private trust rights reserved.
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Afghan minerals: Uncovered conspiracy

Afghan minerals: Uncovered conspiracy

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  • Updated: 15 Jun 2010
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The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials. Webster Tarpley says that this is a planted story in The New York Times by the government to keep the war going.
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Cultural Heritage and Extractive Mining in Afghanistan: Towards Sustainability

Cultural Heritage and Extractive Mining in Afghanistan: Towards Sustainability

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  • Updated: 08 May 2016
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UNESCO, funded by the World Bank Group through the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and in cooperation with DAFA, is working to ensure the preservation of the rich Afghan cultural heritage within the framework of upcoming developments in the mining extraction industry. The video explores the Afghan authorities’ work at Mes Aynak - the world's 2nd largest copper deposit and, a hugely important archaeological site - and UNESCO / DAFA’ s new activities in Hajigak-Bamiyan, where the Afghan government has a better chance of completing heritage assessment and protection before extractive mining starts. The video highlights the archaeology and the outstanding natural beauty of the environment at Mes Aynak and Bamiyan, and interviews with key figures in the protection of Afghanistan's rich cultural heritage and in the extractive mining industry - both of them crucial for the future of Afghanistan. This project is implemented by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and UNESCO with the financial assistance of the World Bank and in cooperation with DAFA. Video produced & directed by Ben Bruges Impassion Afghanistan Director of Photography - Nesar Fayzi Music - Chris Hollis Voice over artist - Peter Griffin
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$1Trillion Afghan Mining Rights

$1Trillion Afghan Mining Rights

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  • Updated: 14 Jan 2013
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$1,000,000,000,000 = value of Afghan raw materials
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WoW! $1 Trillion Trove of 'Rare Minerals' Revealed Under Afghanistan!

WoW! $1 Trillion Trove of 'Rare Minerals' Revealed Under Afghanistan!

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  • Updated: 06 Sep 2014
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http://www.undergroundworldnews.com Despite being one of the poorest nations in the world, Afghanistan may be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world, valued at nearly $1 trillion, according to U.S. scientists. Afghanistan, a country nearly the size of Texas, is loaded with minerals deposited by the violent collision of the Indian subcontinent with Asia. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began inspecting what mineral resources Afghanistan had after U.S.-led forces drove the Taliban from power in the country in 2004. As it turns out, the Afghanistan Geological Survey staff had kept Soviet geological maps and reports up to 50 years old or more that hinted at a geological gold mine. http://news.yahoo.com/1-trillion-trove-rare-minerals-revealed-under-afghanistan-114520215.html
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From the Taliban to gold mining

From the Taliban to gold mining

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  • Updated: 11 May 2011
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To strengthen the Afghan economy, JPMorgan and the Pentagon are encouraging international investment in Afghanistan's mineral mines.
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Afghanistan's Emerald Miners

Afghanistan's Emerald Miners

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  • Updated: 04 May 2009
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Afghanistan's Emerald Miners Subscribe to the Guardian HERE: http://bitly.com/UvkFpD Iraq war: 10 years on A growing number of Afghani men are putting their lives at risk by taking up amateur mining to earn a living in hard times.
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Mining in Afghanistan

Mining in Afghanistan

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  • Updated: 04 Nov 2011
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Since a Pentagon task force came out with a 2007 report claiming that Afghanistan possessed over a trillion dollars in untapped mineral resources, mining in Afghanistan has been a hot topic. In this report Jared Nolan examines the current state of mining operations in Afghanistan and what challenges and opportunities the future might hold. This is part 5 of an ongoing series documenting the economy of Afghanistan and the measures required to sustain the Afghan state.
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Taliban gaining from illegal extraction of Afghanistan’s natural resources

Taliban gaining from illegal extraction of Afghanistan’s natural resources

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  • Updated: 09 Jun 2016
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Our correspondent in Afghanistan says the Taliban militants are earning millions of dollars through illegal mining contracts. The group is renting mines, in areas under its control, to contractors and then gets taxes from them. This has angered the Afghan government. Watch Live: http://www.presstv.ir/live.html Twitter: http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+: http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram: http://instagram.com/presstvchannel SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/videosptv
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Trump Considers Prolonging Afghan War to Secure $1 Trillion in Untapped Mineral Deposits

Trump Considers Prolonging Afghan War to Secure $1 Trillion in Untapped Mineral Deposits

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  • Updated: 03 Aug 2017
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https://democracynow.org - On Wednesday, two U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan after a suicide car bomber rammed a NATO-led convoy near a major U.S. base in Kandahar. The attack came a day after at least 33 worshipers died when suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in the city of Herat. The self-proclaimed Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. The latest round of violence comes as The New York Times reports that Trump may have found a reason to prolong the nearly 16-year-old war: Afghanistan's untapped mineral deposits, which could be worth nearly $1 trillion. Trump reportedly discussed Afghanistan's vast deposits of minerals with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and is considering sending an envoy to Afghanistan to meet with mining officials. We speak with Jodi Vittori, senior policy adviser for Global Witness on Afghanistan policy. Jodi spent 20 years in the U.S. military, where she served in several countries, including Afghanistan. She has received numerous military awards, including two Bronze Stars. We also speak with Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare. Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: https://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email: https://democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow Tumblr: http://democracynow.tumblr.com Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/democracynow iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/democracy-now!-audio/id73802554 TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Democracy-Now-p90/ Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/democracy-now
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Afghan Security Delays Mes Aynak Mining

Afghan Security Delays Mes Aynak Mining

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Buying and Polishing Lapis Lazuli From Afghanistan by GIA

Buying and Polishing Lapis Lazuli From Afghanistan by GIA

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http://gia.edu/gem-encyclopedia Buying and Polishing Lapis Lazuli From Afghanistan by GIA. What is lapis lazuli and how does one buy and polish it? In this video, Sam Naseri discusses lapis lazuli value factors to consider when buying rough stone. He also discusses lapis lazuli properties, and how rough gem material from Afghanistan is polished. Because lapis lazuli is a hard material, it is not difficult to polish with the right equipment and right polisher. Naseri shows examples of lapis and addresses why many believe the material in Afghanistan mines is higher quality than mines in other locations. Learn more about lapis lazuli with GIA's gem encyclopedia: http://www.gia.edu/lapis-lazuli • Lapis Lazuli Quality Factors: http://www.gia.edu/lapis-lazuli-quality-factors • Lapis Lazuli Description: http://www.gia.edu/lapis-lazuli-description-v1 • Lapis Lazuli Buyer’s Guide: http://www.gia.edu/lapis-lazuli#buyers-guide • Lapis Lazuli History and Lore: http://www.gia.edu/lapis-lazuli-history-lore • Lapis Lazuli Care and Cleaning: http://www.gia.edu/lapis-lazuli-care-cleaning The Official GIA Channel on YouTube is also a great resource for lapis lazuli knowledge • Lapis Lazuli Composition and Color: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYlJCd0blVU • Examining Denim and Other Lapis Lazuli: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo-4-i7YD9E • Lapis Lazuli Mine Locations and Qualities: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6ppX-HYHWo • Identifying Old and New Sources of Lapis Lazuli: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvevwySLEjM GIA exists to connect people to the understanding of gems. Our videos provide more information on diamonds, gems, and other related topics • How to Choose a Diamond | GIA Diamond Grading Guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PafhSuJQb30 • How to Read a GIA Grading Report: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ2UtygPnt4 • Sapphire and Ruby Mine in Palin, Cambodia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKX-Zpg3nOo • Mining for Emerald in Brazil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhWIK_yZ7XA • What Attracts Us to Ruby | History: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2ZmHEQNjUs SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/officialGIAchannel FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GIA4Cs Blog: http://4csblog.gia.edu/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/gianews Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/giapins/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/107659062959606193241
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UNMACCA: De-mining Afghanistan

UNMACCA: De-mining Afghanistan

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  • Updated: 15 Nov 2012
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Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. The Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA) explain what's being done to rid the country of this terrible legacy. Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA) Collectively known as the Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA), mine action implementers in Afghanistan form one of the largest mine action programmes in the world. Together, these agencies have a twenty year history of successfully delivering mine action in Afghanistan and have cleared over 18,000 hazard areas throughout the country. The MAPA was the first 'humanitarian' (i.e. non-military) mine action programme in the world and encompasses all pillars of mine action: advocacy, demining, stockpile destruction, mine risk education (MRE), and victim assistance (VA). Over 30 mine action organizations currently work in Afghanistan, employing over 14,000 personnel. These partners, which include national and international actors, both from the commercial and not for‐profit sector deliver a wide range of mine action services including manual demining, mechanically assisted clearance, mine dog detection assets, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), survey, MRE, victim assistance activities, and data collection. About MACCA/DMC and Mine Action Coordination In 2002 the Government of Afghanistan entrusted interim responsibility for mine action to the United Nations, via a coordination body managed by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). In January 2008, through the modality of an Inter‐Ministerial Board (IMB) for Mine Action, the Government designated the Department of Mine Clearance (DMC) under the Afghan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) to work jointly with the UN coordination body, MACCA. DMC and MACCA are jointly responsible for the coordination, with all stakeholders, of all mine action activities in Afghanistan. Meetings are held on a monthly basis with Implementing Partners to discuss planning, security, new technologies, and any other important issues arising. Based on both the expressed desire of the Government of Afghanistan, and the United Nations' strategic goal of assisting in the development of national institutions, MACCA is also responsible for supporting the development of national capacity for mine action management to the Government of Afghanistan. The MACCA employs national personnel and international staff to coordinate and provide support to mine action operations through its headquarters in Kabul and Area Mine Action Centres (AMACs). AMACs, staffed entirely by Afghans, are located in Kabul, Herat, Kandahar, Mazar‐i‐Sharif, Kunduz, Gardez, and Jalalabad. They work directly with the impacted communities, government representatives, UN offices, and aid organizations in their areas of responsibility. Directed by: Sam French Cinematography: Jake Simkin Edited by: Sam French
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Afghanistan explores mining opportunities

Afghanistan explores mining opportunities

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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Afghanistan's finance minister says the economy will easily survive the departure of international forces next year. His optimism is based on reports that the country has huge reserves of natural resources - mostly copper. The US estimates that Afghanistan could be sitting on deposits worth one trillion dollars. That includes gold, iron ore, tin and tungsten. It also has deposits of uranium. And precious stones, including emeralds. But for now, agriculture remains Afghanistan's biggest export earner among its top sellers are fruit and nuts, tobacco, and wool. Jennifer Glasse reports on one potential mine in Kabul province that is also a training ground for Afghans in the mining industry. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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Lapis Lazuli mining in Sari-i-Sang in northern Afghanistan

Lapis Lazuli mining in Sari-i-Sang in northern Afghanistan

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Years of war and exploitation have degraded many of Afghanistan's natural resources. But among the still highly prized assets is the lapis lazuli gemstone which has been mined in northern Afghanistan for 6,000 years. The only pure source of the stone lies in Sar-i-Sang in the Kocha valley of northern Afghanistan. James Bays makes the dangerous journey to the mines and finds men who risk their lives to get to these gems. To get to the world's largest lapis lazuli mine - you have to go on a gruelling journey. It takes more than 12 hours from the nearest town by road, although there are no real roads to speak of. These are mountain passes - some them are extremely treacherous - and they can only be navigated slowly and extremely carefully. Finally, you drop down into the Kocha valley - and the mines at Sari-i-Sang, where a village has been built to house the hundreds of men involved in the search for lapis lazuli. The gemstone - actually a complex mineral made up of sodium and aluminium has been highly sought after for thousands of years. The deep ocean blue stones are on sale as jewellery and gift boxes in shops in Kabul, but much of the lapis mined in Northern Afghanistan is smuggled across the border to Pakistan. The village is the base camp for a highly lucrative, yet until recently a totally illegal, business. You are already at a high altitude here - before you start climbing to the mines themselves. At this height you soon get out of breath. Once inside the dark airless mineshafts, you meet the men who risk their lives for a tiny share of the profits. Deep inside the mountain, the only light is from a number of gas lamps. No one is wearing any safety equipment as they detonate the dynamite Once the dust has settled after a controlled explosion, they go back down the shaft. The men in these mine shafts get paid only when they find something. Mohammed Habid told me he has been working every day for five months and he has found nothing. He will stay for another two months because his family is desperate for the money. Back in the 1980s, the proceeds from the mine used to fund the mujahidin fighting the Soviet occupation. Finding out who takes the profits now is more difficult. The mine is supposed to be overseen by the Afghan government, but we were told their officials are rarely allowed on site.
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Money from Afghanistan's "conflict jewels" fuels war say activists, despite mining ban

Money from Afghanistan's "conflict jewels" fuels war say activists, despite mining ban

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An Afghan government ban on the mining of semi-precious lapis lazuli stones has put those involved in the trade mostly out of business. But activists say that illegal extraction of the stones is continuing and funnelling millions of dollars into the hands of insurgents and corrupt warlords and funding the conflict in the country. In Kabul, polishers clean up the rough-hewed stones which were brought to the capital before the ban last year. It's a craft that dates back thousands of years. "I have invested all of my money on lapis but since the government announced the lapis extraction an illegal process all of my business collapsed. When something is announced illegal no one will dare to buy it, so what should I do with all this lapis? It's not something I can eat, I can't take it anywhere, the only solution is that foreigners come and buy it. When foreigners buy lapis our business will start again and obviously its benefits will go to the government as well," said lapis dealer Mohammad Akbar. The mountains of Afghanistan hold as much as $1 trillion to $3 trillion in mineral resources, according to estimates by the U.S. and Afghan governments, including lapis. "The mines themselves are in the hands of illegal armed groups and the benefits from this mining disproportionally going to them, and those groups include groups that are completely without any cover, groups that are government, groups, government armed groups in theory but actually are also extracting money from the mines, and the Taliban," said Stephen Carter, a researcher for Global Witness, a non-profit watchdog that investigates the links between natural resources, corruption and conflict. Since 2014, at least 12,500 tonnes of lapis worth about $200 million have been extracted, much of it illegally or in a way that avoided nearly $30 million in government taxes, according to a report released on Monday by Global Witness. Among the officials Global Witness accuses of profiting from the illegal trade is former defence minister Bismillah Mohammadi, as well as several members of parliament with ties to northern Afghanistan. A close aide to Mohammadi rejected the claims as "baseless" and an effort to defame the former minister. Gul Mohammed Bedar, a deputy governor of Badakhshan, also denied allegations that government officials had their fingers in the illicit trade, but confirmed that the lapis mines are controlled by "illegal armed groups" as well as the Taliban, making it difficult for the government to manage. "The situation at the moment is you have, you know, a real illustration that there is competition among armed groups for this resource and what that does is it creates the ideal conditions for an insurgency to flourish. Everyone's got an interest there being a little bit of conflict, everyone's got an interest in the government being essentially a hollow shell," Carter added. The mining sector across the country is plagued by corruption and conflict, with as many as 10,000 deposits estimated to be outside government control, according to a report released on Sunday by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit. Much of the illegal lapis is being smuggled out through neighbouring Panjshir province, according to officials, home to some of Afghanistan's most powerful players.
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Unlawful mining of lapis lazuli fuelling insurgency in Afghanistan: Global Witness (06 jun,2016)

Unlawful mining of lapis lazuli fuelling insurgency in Afghanistan: Global Witness (06 jun,2016)

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Unlawful mining of lapis lazuli fuelling insurgency in Afghanistan: Global Witness (06 jun,2016)
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The Social Effects of Mining in Afghanistan

The Social Effects of Mining in Afghanistan

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Mining Bonanza: US will never leave $1-trillion mineral rich Afghan land?

Mining Bonanza: US will never leave $1-trillion mineral rich Afghan land?

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Afghanistan could become one of the most important mining centers in the world, according to an American report. It suggests the war-torn country has at least one trillion dollars in mineral wealth. President Hamid Karzai has described it as the best news Afghanistan has had for many years. But investigative journalist Webster Tarpley believes the story is nothing new and the report is politically motivated.
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IED Explodes Under a U.S. Soldier in Afghanistan

IED Explodes Under a U.S. Soldier in Afghanistan

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The two French journalists Michel Scott and Gilles Parrot followed a troop of 14 soldiers of the U.S. army in Kandahar in an expedition against the enemy fighting Taliban. In their progression soldiers are aware that landmines (IED) are arranged around in the sandy soil. While one of the troops positioned in a bank to monitor lookouts, Sergeant Allen walk a few meters from the journalist on one of these killer mines. After an insane explosion military collapses to the ground shouting "Help !" the camera always shoots behind a thick cloud of dust leaves appear the horror of war. Sergeant Allen has both legs and arms torn to shreds ... Always in front of the goal french TV relief are organized with a first time installation of tourniquets and morphine injection. The rescue helicopter arrived ten minutes later to evacuate Sergeant Allen. Sergeant Allen survive his injuries but has been amputated both his legs. © 2011, French reporting, Michel Scott & Gilles Parrot.
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Afghanistan   Mines of Bamyan

Afghanistan Mines of Bamyan

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Pashto Afghanistan Mining

Pashto Afghanistan Mining

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Human Rights Status in Afghanistan Mining HRRAC

Human Rights Status in Afghanistan Mining HRRAC

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Afghanistan Emerald Mines

Afghanistan Emerald Mines

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Special Programme: Afghanistan's Mines and Economy Situation

Special Programme: Afghanistan's Mines and Economy Situation

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