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18 May 2017

Court stops Kenya Airports Authority from evicting locals to pave way for airport expansion

Author: Charles Lwanga, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Court bars KAA from paying off residents to expand Malindi airport"...

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18 May 2017

Uganda: Chinese firm accused of land grabbing, compromising locals right to food; company denies allegations

Author: NTV (Uganda)

“Chinese firm accused of grabbing land in Mubende”...

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16 May 2017

Prosecution of Lundin Petroleum board members in Sweden over alleged complicity in human rights abuses in Sudan may start early 2018

Author: Lisa Röstlund, Aftonbladet (Sweden)

"Lundin röstar om miljardersättning till Sudan", 4 May 2017...

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13 May 2017

Indonesia: Protesters accuse Asia Pulp & Paper of using Bonn Challenge to hide failure to get free and prior informed consent for projects in the region

Author: Robin Hicks, Eco-business

"Indonesian protesters dismiss Bonn Challenge as mask for APP’s ‘corporate crimes’", 11 May 2017...

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12 May 2017

Pakistan: 10 labourers shot dead near China 'Belt and Road' project

Author: Reuters

Ten labourers were gunned down in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday while working on link roads to connect outlying towns to the country's $57-billion Chinese "Belt and Road" initiative, security officials confirmed. The attack on the Pakistani...

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12 May 2017

Malawi: Report on how media campaign reduced land acquisition for agribusiness at expense of peasant farmers

In Chikhwawa and Nkhotakota Districts in Malawi, there have been grave reports of land grabbing and land related conflict due to the expansion of sugarcane cultivation. LandNet Malawi conducted a successful media campaign resulting in the minimisation...

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10 May 2017

Bangladesh: Phulbari protesters give ultimatum to meet 6-point demands

Author: Bipul Sarker Sunny, Tribune [Bangladesh]

Leaders of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports have demanded immediate implementation of their six-point demands regarding the clash between police and people who protested the proposed Phulbari open pit coal...

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9 May 2017

Kenya: Journalist says environment conservation initiative depriving pastoralists of their livelihood to pave way for commercial conservancies

An investigative journalist alleges that the Northern Rangelands Trust, a Kenya-based conservation initiative, has been dispossessing pastoralists of their land and depriving them of livelihood. The Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association has denied...

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8 May 2017

South African banks fund mining projects in southern Africa that raise issues over social, environmental, human rights impacts, says new report

Southern Africa Resource Watch, in announcing its report, South African Banks Footprint in SADC Mining Projects, said:...

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8 May 2017

Commentary: Shift to renewable energy can both drive conflict & contribute to peace

Author: Dario Kenner, Why Green Economy?

"Solar and wind energy: Driver of conflict or force for peace?", May 2017...

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