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27 January 2020

Opinion: Redirecting aid to businesses by the UK govt' may not help the poor in Africa

Author: Dan Carden, in New Internationalist (UK)

"For-profit investments are not ‘development’"...

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1 November 2019

Kenya: IFC's Compliance Advisor Ombudsman to investigate Bridge International Academies alleged violation of labour & safety standards

Author: Sophie Edwards, Devex

"Watchdog to investigate IFC support for Bridge private schools in Kenya"...

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21 March 2018

Bridge International Academies full response

Author: Dr. Shannon May, Bridge International Academies

"Bridge Open Letter: Response to Global Initiative for ESCR"...

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21 March 2018

Kenya & Uganda: NGOs urge investors to stop funding Bridge International Academies due to unethical practices, including poor labour conditions; company denies allegations

A group of 88 NGOs have written a 'public letter of concern to current and prospective investors in Bridge International Academies' urging them to stop investing in the company due to alleged unethical practices including poor labour conditions. In...

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21 March 2018

NGO letter urging investors to stop funding Bridges International Academies

Author: Africa Network Campaign for Education for All (ANCEFA) & others

“Public letter of concern to current and prospective investors in Bridge International Academies”...

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26 February 2018

Kenya: Court dismisses attempt by Bridge International Academies to bar teacher's union from discussing the company's impact on right to education

The High Court of Kenya has dismissed an application for an interim injunction by Bridge International Academies against a teachers' trade union and its Secretary General Mr Wilson Sossion. This decision follows a case filed by Bridge International...

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9 February 2018

Uganda: NGOs says Bridge International Academies must respect the right to education & comply with Govt.'s order to close its schools

The ministry of education has said it has not yet licensed the Bridge International Academies to operate in Uganda "because they have not yet met the requirements to merit being licensed to operate in Uganda". On their part, civil society organisations...

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13 November 2017

Kenya: African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights says govt.'s failure to regulate Bridge International Academies may compromise right to education

Author: The East African Centre for Human Rights (Kenya) & others

"African Commission raises concern about lack of regulation of Bridge International Academies"...

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24 February 2017

Court upholds local govt.'s closure of Bridge International Academies' schools over failure to respect education standards

Author: The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights & 4 others

"Kenyan court upholds the closure of Bridge International Academies over failure to respect standards"...

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24 February 2017

High Court ruling

Author: Justice Weldon Korir, in The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

"Judgement on Bridge International Academies in Busia County, February 2017"  

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