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27 May 2020

Tanzania: IPIS' briefing on business & human rights; includes coverage on agribusiness, tourism & mining sectors

Author: IPIS

"Briefing on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania: 2019 Quarter 3 & 4: July-December"...

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20 May 2020

Zambia: Court rules in favour of communities forcibly displaced from their land 7 years later

Author: Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu, Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

‘After seven years, displaced Zambian villagers might get land’ 19 May 2020...

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18 May 2020

Uganda: NGO claims Agilis Partners & Great Seasons violently evicted locals to pave the way for agribusiness; Agilis Partners responds

"Uganda: NGO claims Agilis Partners and Great Seasons violently evicting locals to pave way for agribusiness; Agilis Partners denies claims" ...

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10 May 2020

Tanzania: Govt. resolves ten-year-old compensation dispute between local community & Barrick Gold

Author: Mugini Jacob, Tanzania Daily News

"Nyamongo Villagers Now to Be Compensated"...

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22 April 2020

Brief claims World Bank & IMF-led commercialisation of agriculture has compromised peasant communities' livelihoods & right to food

Author: Flora Sonkin, in Bretton Woods Project

"Recipe for disaster: The IMF and World Bank’s role in the financialisation of food and agriculture"...

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22 April 2020

Sierra Leone: Villagers to appeal judgement on the role of mining company in their forced relocation

Author: Leigh Day

‘Sierra Leone villagers will seek to appeal Tonkolili Iron Ore case at the Supreme Court’ 17 February 2020...

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30 March 2020

Ethiopia: Mursi tribesmen recall imprisonment, torture & land-grabbing by state agents who allegedly protect Chinese-run sugar plantations & refineries

Author: Roc Morin, Vice (USA)

"Kidnapping, Torture, and Stolen Land: The Brutal Reality of Ethiopia's New Sugar Wars"...

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30 March 2020

Uganda: Locals negatively impacted by Total oil exploration fear abuses will worsen during production; includes company's comment

Author: Cyril Belaud, AFP

"Delays and shattered hopes: Uganda still waiting for oil riches"...

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19 March 2020

Kenya: Lawsuit by locals against Lake Turkana Wind Power over land allocation & community participation slowing down project

Author: Duncan Gumba & Guyo Turi, Insitute for Security Studies (So. Africa)

"Kenya’s ambitious wind turbines battle community land crosswinds "...

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1 March 2020

South Sudan: Local community sues Greater Pioneer Operating Company for alleged oil spills that displaced them & compromised access to water

Author: Viola Elias, Voice of America

"South Sudan's Ruweng Community Demands Compensation for Oil Spills"...

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