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23 February 2017

Empty Promises and the Myth of Mining: Does Mining Lead to Pro-Poor Development?

Author: Bonita MEYERSFELD, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

Mining operations in the Global South often worsen conditions for affected communities after the conclusion of the operations as compared to pre-mining conditions. This is regression, not progress, which is contrary to the narrative surrounding mining...

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13 February 2017

So. Africa: Alternative Mining Indaba calls for domestication of Africa Mining Vision; communities impacted by mining say govts. must do more to protect them

The Economic Justice Network of the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (EJN of FOCCISA), in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association (ZELA), Publish What You Pay (PWYP), Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), South...

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14 November 2016
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Stellungnahmen der betroffenen Unternehmen finden Sie hier im Englischen.

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14 November 2016

EU conflict minerals regulation: EU about to weaken the upcoming regulation, say NGOs

Author: EurAc

The European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) calls on representatives of European Union (EU) Member States and of the European Parliament participating in the trilogue to revisit their copy on the establishment of the ‘White List’ of smelters and...

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1 November 2016

EU trade strategy best described as a "fig-leaf approach to human rights" says NGO

Author: Armin Paasch, Misereor

Protests are arising all over the EU against two planned trade agreements: CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) with Canada and TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) with the USA. In response to the protests, Cecilia...

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20 October 2016

Africa: Experts say land acquisitions by investors continue to compromise local communities' livelihoods

Author: Kerstin Nolte & Wytske Chamberlain, in The Conversation (So. Africa)

"Africa remains a target as Global South ‘land rush’ moves to production "...

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19 October 2016
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Author: Grupo de Trabajo de la ONU sobre el tema de las empresas transnacionales y otras empresas

“Informe del Grupo de Trabajo sobre la cuestión de los derechos humanos y las empresas transnacionales y otras empresas”...

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12 August 2016
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Author: Comité ouest africain des semences paysannes, Pambazuka (Royaume-Uni)

"Mobilisation contre les Ogm et résistance face à l’industrie semencière : Les enjeux d’une bataille ", août 2016...

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19 July 2016
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Author: EPO online

Kleinbauern in Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, dem Senegal und der Elfenbeinküste können mit Hilfe der Software "Iska" jetzt zuverlässige Wettervorhersagen per SMS beziehen. Durch die automatisierte Verwendung des Standortdienstes GPS und einen...

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14 July 2016

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Author: Oakland Insitute

"The Unholy Alliance, Five Western Donors Shape a Pro-Corporate Agenda for African Agriculture"...

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