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Author: Lefaso.net (Burkina Faso)
"10ème Session du comité de communication de la mine d’Essakane : Plus d’un milliard au bénéfice des trois communes riveraines : Falagountou, Gorom-Gorom et Dori", 28 mars 2017...
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Ethiopia: Upcoming documentary on how land acquisition for agribusiness threatens local communities' right to food
Author: Joakim Demmer, WG Film (USA)
"Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas - A feature-length documentary"...
- Related in-depth areas: Land Rights & Displacements
Myanmar: At least 10 injured as police fire rubber bullets at Letpadaung copper mine protesters; over 50 farmers charged with illegal assembly
The Letpadaung mine in Sagaing Region, Myanmar is a copper mine operated by Wanbao Mining and the state-owned Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings. For years, villagers have been demanding for compensation for land lost to the project, as well as for...
So. Africa: NGO says working with widows of Marikana massacre to tell their own story; says official account insulated Lonmin and govt. from accountability
Author: Keaton Allen-Gessesse, SERI litigation volunteer and Harvard Public Service Venture Fellow (USA)
"Who owns the story of South Africa’s Marikana massacre?", 22 March 2017...
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So.Africa: NGOs say very pleased with court decision recognising the significant climate change impacts of proposed new coal-fired station; urge minister to ensure full climate change impact assessment is done
Author: Milissa Reitz, Business Live (South Africa)
"Court pours water on coal-fired power station plan", 13 March 2017...
Commentary: French due diligence law tackles modern slavery by putting burden on companies to ensure there are no abuses in supply chains
Author: Cassidy Slater, Human Rights First (USA)
"How the French are Tackling Modern Slavery", 24 Mar 2017...
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Financial reporting by EU's biggest banks reveals tax avoidance, depriving poor countries of income, says Oxfam
Kenya Civil Society Platform on Oil & Gas calls for access to information on mining contracts to ensure resource-rich communities benefit
Author: Macharia Kamau, Standard Digital (Kenya)
“Make deals with mining firms public, Kenyan Government told”...
Author: Philip Muasya, Standard Digital (Kenya)
“Village awaits Sh300m payout for oil spill that killed life on its farms”...
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