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26 May 2017

Guide on "How to respect privacy and free expression as a tech SME in Kenya"

Global Partners Digital has published a  guide' for tech SMEs, titled How to respect privacy and free expression as a tech SME in Kenya. The guide covers the business case for respecting privacy and free expression for tech SMEs.

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25 May 2017

Tanzania: President sacks mining minister for alleged collusion with firms to evade tax; Acacia denies allegations

Tanzania President fired his mining minister following an investigation into possible undeclared exports by mining companies to evade tax. Acacia Mining has denied the allegations saying it "that it fully declares everything of commercial value".  

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25 May 2017

Kenya: UN official urges businesses to give more procurement opportunities to persons with disabilities & women

Author: Cynthia Ilako, The Star (Kenya)

"Allocate tender quotas to women, firms urged"...

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24 May 2017

China’s Belt and Road Initiative still pushing coal

Author: Feng Hao, China Dialogue

China's involvement in coal power projects abroad casts a shadow over its first Belt and Road Forum…Chinese companies are investing heavily in coal power in BRI countries. The fear is that China will help lock developing countries into coal-power...

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24 May 2017

G20 Labour Summit: Ministerial Declaration pledges to promote sustainable global supply chains & protect labour rights for all workers

Author: G20 Labour & Employment Ministers

We, the Ministers of Labour and Employment of the G20 and invited countries [...] commit to the following policy priorities: [...]...

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24 May 2017

Kenya: Lamu island locals say LAPSSET port & transport mega-project negatively impacting livelihoods & cultural life

Author: Charles Lwanga, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"LAPSSET project distorts Lamu Island heritage, court told"...

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23 May 2017

Bangladesh: Rana Plaza owner, 9 others indicted for violating building code

Author: Md Sanaul Islam Tipu, Tribune [Bangladesh]

A Dhaka court has framed charges against 10 accused including Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana in a case filed over violation of Bangladesh National Building Code in the construction of Rana Plaza, which collapsed in 2013 and killed more than 1,100 people....

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23 May 2017

Kashmir Issue, Religious Conflicts ‘Risks to Investment in India’

Author: Press Trust of India

A number of large foreign funds, managing trillions of dollars of investor assets globally, have flagged...persisting religious conflicts...and the ‘Kashmir dispute’ as potential risks to their investments in India, saying such “tensions” could...

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