By Jeremy Clarke
NAIROBI, May 13 (Reuters) – Mining companies should be deterred from working in Eritrea and banned from raising capital or listing their securities in the United States due to Eritrea’s rights abuse record, a U.S.-commissioned report said. The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said Eritrea’s systematic violation of religious freedoms should mean prohibitive restrictions for foreign firms joining the nation’s impending gold mining boom.

By Jeremy Clarke
NAIROBI, May 13 (Reuters) – Mining companies should be deterred from working in Eritrea and banned from raising capital or listing their securities in the United States due to Eritrea’s rights abuse record, a U.S.-commissioned report said. The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said Eritrea’s systematic violation of religious freedoms should mean prohibitive restrictions for foreign firms joining the nation’s impending gold mining boom.