Strike stalls phosphate mining in Togo

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Wednesday, 31 December 2014

The industrial action could impact SNPT's bottom line and casts a light on the arguably wasted opportunity to effectively exploit Togo's phosphate reserves as the mines continue to only be solely operated by the state-run company.

Miners working for Togo's state-run Societe Nouvelle des Phosphates of Togo (SNPT) have taken industrial action to demand higher pay, halting phosphate mining across all operations from 29 December.

SNPT, the largest miner in Togo employing around 5,000 workers, runs production facilities and mine sites in Hahotoe, approximately 22 miles...

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