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29 March 2017
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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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28 March 2017

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"...

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28 March 2017
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Depuis 2010, Clovis Razafimalala a remarqué que le bois rose trafiqué était chargé dans des bateaux à partir de la Côte Est de Madagascar et plus précisément le Cap Est, surnommé 'Port Bolabola" (Bolabola = bois rose) dans la baie d'Antongil, et dans...

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28 March 2017

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...

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27 March 2017

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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27 March 2017

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...

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27 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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27 March 2017

Financial reporting by EU's biggest banks reveals tax avoidance, depriving poor countries of income, says Oxfam

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25 March 2017

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”...

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25 March 2017

Kenya Pipeline admit liability for oil spill leading to health complications & loss of livelihood

Author: Philip Muasya, Standard Digital (Kenya)

“Village awaits Sh300m payout for oil spill that killed life on its farms”...

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