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23 May 2017

Kenya: Locals express health concerns about proposed Amu Power coal plant to govt. agency, company claims tall chimney will make the plant safe

Author: Daniel Wesangula, Standard Digital (Kenya)

“Lamu Coal: A much needed energy boost or cancer causing project?”...

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23 May 2017

Uganda: LafargeHolcim urged to remediate for child labour in its subsidiary's supply chain; includes Hima Cement's response

A report by Bread for All & Twerwaneho Listeners' Club has called on LafargeHolcim to take responsibility for former child labourers who have been supplying raw materials to its Uganda subsidiary for over 10 years. In its response, Hima Cement has...

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20 May 2017

So. Africa: More than 30 illegal miners killed from suspected methane gas explosion at disused Harmony Gold mine

Author: Graeme Hosken, Times Live (South Africa)

''We call it the zama graveyard': 4 brothers among more than 40 killed in blast", 19 May 2017...

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19 May 2017
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Author: Conselho Indigenista Missionário-CIMI (Brazil)

“Criança Manchineri de um ano é morta com tiro na cabeça no Acre em onda de violência contra indígenas” 12 de maio de 2017...

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18 May 2017

Armenia: 6 killed, 52 injured in workplace accidents caused by health & safety violations in 2016, says govt.

Author: EcoLur Network (Armenia)

"Six people killed in workplace accidents in Armenia last year", 3 May 2017...

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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

So. Africa: Settlement in silicosis class action lawsuit by mineworkers against gold mining companies expected by year-end

Author: Jade Davenport, on Mining Weekly (So. Africa)

"Settlement likely by year-end as parties in silicosis case pursue out-of-court option", 5 May 2017...

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18 May 2017

Uganda: NGO promotes use of alternatives to mercury in artisanal gold mining to reduce health risks

Author: Betty Obbo, National Association of Professional Environmentalists (Uganda)

"NAPE Promotes Alternative Methods of Extracting Gold from the ore without Mercury"...

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17 May 2017
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17 May 2017

Bulgaria: Air pollution by abandoned lignite mine, previously operated by Recoal AD, leads to respiratory damage for locals, show NGO monitoring results

Author: CEE Bankwatch Network

"The dirty secret in Sofia's backyard - the coal dust that only comes at night", 10 May 2017...

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