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15 September 2014

Uganda: Copper stockpiles left after mine closure compromising access to water; includes company comments

Author: Oil in Uganda

"Copper ‘waste’ poisoning Kasese river" 9 September 2014...

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8 May 2014

‘Burst’ of Land Disputes Sees Dozens of Cambodians Charged: Rights Group

Author: Joshua Lipes, Radio Free Asia

…Following a “burst” of new land disputes, 48 people were charged for their alleged roles in land disputes in the first quarter of 2014 alone and 12 among them were detained, compared to 100 people charged and 20 detained last year…Those affected by...

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23 February 2014

Dispute Over Dam Tests New Myanmar

Author: Shibani Mahtani, Wall Street Journal

…[T]he debate surrounding the [Myitsone] dam's future has grown loud. Residents and activists concerned about the project's impact on the environment are fighting to permanently shut it down, while the dam's Chinese developers are pushing to restart...

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10 February 2014

Not going without a fight [Cambodia]

Author: May Titthara & David Boyle, Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia)

...The company, Union Development Group, wants...more than 1,000 other families to quietly move to relocation villages far back from the ocean. Rights group Adhoc says...45...houses in Botum Sakor district were burned to the ground in the latest round...

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Company non-response
10 February 2014

Union Development Group did not respond to: Union Development Group re evictions for resort project in Cambodia

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8 January 2014

Chinese oligarch could face scrutiny in Madagascar oil land grab [Madagascar]

Author: Nadia Raonimanalina and Will Fitzgibbon, The Africa Report (France)

Feeling pressured by the representative of the company, Madagascar Southern Petroleum Company (MSPC), Jean signed an open-ended lease for five million Malagasy ariary a year (£1,420)...Jean now claims his paddies are ruined; a metal drilling bore and...

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9 December 2013

Chinese Copper Mining Operations Halted by Zambia’s Environmental Agency

Author: Kathleen Caulderwood, International Business Times

Officials in Zambia...banned a Chinese mining company from running a $832 million project because it allegedly failed to comply with certain environmental and labor conditions in its license agreement. China’s Nonferrous Mining Corporation had planned...

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18 September 2013

High dust emissions and low efficiency levels pose serious risks to Montenegro lignite project, new analysis shows

Author: CEE Bankwatch Network

...Failure to comply with the latest EU pollution standards poses serious risks for the planned 220 MW Pljevlja II lignite-fired power plant in Montenegro, according to an analysis published...by NGOs CEE Bankwatch Network and Green Home. The research...

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16 August 2013

Chad Orders Environmental Audit after Oil Spill by China CNPC Unit

Author: Reuters

Chad has ordered an environmental audit of all crude oil explorations in the country after suspending operations at a China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) unit for violating environmental standards, its oil minister said...The government said it...

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11 August 2013

China Wu Yi blocked from mining gravel in school [Kenya]

Author: Ponciano Odongo, Business Daily (Kenya)

A Chinese firm has been blocked from extracting road materials from Olekasasi Primary School compound in Kajiado. County senator Peter Mosite...said China Wu Yi Limited, which is contracted to repair roads in the area, had used dubious ways to win the...

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