Poverty/Development/Economic & social rights: General
International standards & introductory material on development & poverty: click here
Articles & reports from a range of sources are below.
Related stories and components
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 ...
Author: Rachel Etter-Phoya, in Mining in Malawi
"How might the Malawi government fail to secure a fair share of natural resource wealth?"...
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"...
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...
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...
- Related companies: Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
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...
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"...
- Related in-depth areas: Land Rights & Displacements
“Paraguay: “Parte de la ofensiva para hacer desaparecer al campesinado””...
- Related in-depth areas: Latest news on natural resources
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...