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1 November 2013
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الكاتب: ActionAid

[Business & & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Barclays to respond. Response provided.] Barclays bank is now reported to be the largest retails bank in Africa…[R]apidly rising commodity prices have resulted in a steady increase in foreign...

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6 September 2013
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الكاتب: BBC

The Twitter account of Somali militant group al-Shabab has been suspended for a second time. A message from Twitter on the @HSMPress1 account said it had been suspended, without elaborating. In a statement sent to the AFP news agency, the group...

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30 July 2013
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الكاتب: Associated Press

United Nations investigators hoped they would get some help from Facebook when they asked to see information on suspected pirates operating in Somalia. But Facebook refused. A report by the U.N. Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea this month...

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24 June 2013
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الكاتب: BBC

The UK government is being urged to stop Barclays closing the last account in Somalia which allows its citizens overseas to send money back home. A group of aid practitioners said the service was a "lifeline" for an estimated 40% of the Somali...

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  • الشركات ذات الصلة: Barclays
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11 May 2013
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الكاتب: Kennedy Senelwa, The East African [Kenya]

When a discovery is made, the interests of all parties should be catered for...It is advisable to have a pre-negotiated arrangement that spells out the share of revenue for residents, local authorities, national government and investors...It is...

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8 May 2013
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الكاتب: Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Sida [Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency] Director-General, in Guardian Sustainable Business Blog [UK]

[T]he unemployment rate for youths in Somalia…[is]…among the highest in the world…[W]e...need to act more as a catalytic force to ensure that economic growth will benefit the disengaged youth in Somalia and elsewhere in Africa by engaging the private...

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4 May 2013
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الكاتب: Kyodo News International

The United Nations has hired more than 30 armed private security contractors for its operations in volatile security regions but the arrangement has irked some member countries who voiced concern about possible human rights abuses and illegal actions...

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30 April 2013
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الكاتب: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Welcome to our fourth PMSC Bulletin. To assist those interested in private military & security companies (PMSCs) and their impacts on human rights, we publish this bulletin semi-annually to highlight key developments reported by NGOs, governments,...

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28 March 2013
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الكاتب: James Cockayne, on openSecurity

[The] oversight mechanism for the International Code of Conduct...is a voluntary arrangement...But the inclusion of key government clients...could create strong incentives for industry participation, if in time those governments make participation in...

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18 March 2013
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الكاتب: UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries

The United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries today announced the start of a study on the use of private military and security companies (PMSCs) by the UN bodies worldwide...“The Working Group hopes to analyze the use of PMSCs by the...

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