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12 June 2018

Nigeria: NGO claims deforestation by Okumu Oil Palm has led to loss of livelihood for local communities; company denies allegation & threaten to sue NGO

Friends of the Earth Nigeria (FoEN) has claimed that deforestation by Palm Oil company has compromised the livelihoods of local communities in Nigeria. In response, the company has denied the allegations & threatened to sue to NGO for 'false'...

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5 June 2018

Ghana: Newmont ordered to resettle 23 mining-affected persons displaced to pave way for mining

Author: Francis Agbere, Extractive Industries Programme & Campaigns Manager for Oxfam, Ghana, in Oxfam

"A community challenges a mining company in Ghana, and wins!"...

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4 June 2018

Kenya: Leaders oppose coal mining plans due to lack of information & inadequate consultation of those to be displaced to pave way for project

Author: Musembi Nzengu, The Star (Kenya)

"Fresh stand-off as MPs oppose Ngilu’s coal mining plans in Mui"...

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29 May 2018

Nigeria: NGO says land acquisition for commercial agriculture could make local communities food insecure

Author: Abiodun Jimoh, Tribune (Nigeria)

"Food scarcity imminent in Edo, ERA raises alarm"...

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24 May 2018

Tanzania: Land grabbing, including for private investment, continues to threaten livelihoods of indigenous Maasai

Author: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (Denmark)

"Half a million of indigenous peoples' livelihoods threatened in Tanzania"...

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15 May 2018

Kenya: Court declares construction of Lamu port violates indigenous community's right to information, healthy environment & culture, orders compensation

The High Court of Kenya  has declared that the construction of the Lamu port failed basic constitutional and legal requirements, including violations of legal procedure on public participation, the right to information, the right to a clean and healthy...

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Company response
17 April 2018

Amu Power's response

Author: Amu Power

"Lamu coal-fired plant will accelerate local and regional growth while conserving the environment and driving socio-economic impact"...

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17 April 2018

Kenya: Lamu economy including fishing, tourism & agriculture threatened if Amu Power gets approval to establish coal plant, includes company response

The local economy in Lamu, driven by informal jobs in fishing, tourism and agriculture is face threat should Amu Power's proposed coal plant is given the green light. The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Amu Power to respond to...

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Article
16 April 2018

Ethiopia: How farmers are displaced to pave way for housing projects, compromising their right to food

Author: BBC

"Ethiopia's farmers forced off land for housing"...

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9 April 2018

Ethiopian court drops charges against human rights defender advocating for local community rights against agribusiness

Author: Anywaa Survival, Bread for All, GRAIN, Inclusive Development International, Oakland Institute

"Free at last: charges against indigenous land rights defender & former World Bank inspection panel translator dropped"...

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