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Poverty/Development/Economic & social rights: General

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21 August 2017

Canada: Temporary farms workers fear deportation if they denounce labour abuses or living conditions

Author: Dan Levin, New York Times (USA)

“Foreign farmworkers in Canada fear deportation if they complain”, 13 Aug 17  ...

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17 August 2017

Malawi: Tax regime should not favour mining companies at local communities' expense, says columnist

Author: Rachel Etter-Phoya, in Mining in Malawi

"How might the Malawi government fail to secure a fair share of natural resource wealth?"...

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15 August 2017

Uganda: Call to avoid violent confrontation between security forces & local community over land allocated to Madhvani Group

Author: Stephen Kafeero, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Breaking down the Amuru land conflict"...

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13 August 2017

Ghana: 108 small-scale miners arrested and 1 killed in anti-illegal mining task-force operations; family of killed miner demand $112 000 in compensation from govt.

At least 108 alleged illegal miners were reported arrested the beginning of August by the 400-member anti-illegal mining taskforce dispatched across the country. The taskforce running the operation named “Operation Vanguard” is made up of 400 security...

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13 August 2017

Nigeria: 10 communities negatively impacted by oil spillage allegedly from Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's PPMC facilities

Author: Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Vanguard (Nigeria)

"Oil spillage hits 10 Edo communities", 14 Aug 2017...

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11 August 2017

Nigeria: Protesters storm Shell owned facility demanding jobs as well as an end to environmental pollution

Author: Tsvetana Paraskova, Oilprice.com (UK)

"Nigerian Protesters Storm Shell Crude Oil Flow Station", 11 Aug 2017...

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10 August 2017

Uganda & Tanzania: Civil society groups call for fair compensation of families to be displaced to pave way for oil pipeline construction

Author: John Namkwahe, The Citizen (Tanzania)

"Civil society calls for fair compensation of oil pipeline victims"...

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9 August 2017
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Author: IBASE-IS

“Paraguay: “Parte de la ofensiva para hacer desaparecer al campesinado””...

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7 August 2017

Philippines: Lawmaker wants scrapping of agribusiness arrangements that violate land and labour rights

Author: Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano, Davao Today

"Lawmaker wants all agri-venture agreements scrapped", 02 August 2017...

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7 August 2017
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En las últimas semanas de julio de 2017, la USO publicó denuncias sobre el despido que consideró injustificado del trabajador Wilmer Hernández Cedrón, de la Refinería de Cartagena. Por otro lado, Equipo Juridico Pueblo se pronunció sobre el paro de...

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