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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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Story
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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Article
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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Article
9 April 2018

Malawi: Govt. & mining investors should respect local communities' right to access information, says Human Rights Watch

Author: Katharina Rall, Human Rights Watch

"Malawi: Govt Should Keep Promises to Rural Residents, Protect Them From Mining"...

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Story
26 March 2018

Tanzania & Mozambique: Poor rural women discriminated in compensation after displacement to pave way for agribusiness, says report

A report by The World Resources Institute's (WRI) shows that women are discriminated when communities are compensated or resettled to pave way for agribusiness in Africa. The report calls for more inclusive and participatory community decision-making...

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Article
20 March 2018

Maasai-Maori exchange offers Kenya's indigenous community insights on how to engage & benefit from geothermal companies operating in their communal land

Author: Kevin Mwanza, Reuters

"When the Maasai met the Maori: Kenya seeks to end geothermal land conflicts"...

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Article
20 March 2018

Malawi: How NGOs are protecting the rights of local communities impacted by proposed Lilongwe Water Project

Author: Elias Jika & Preksha Kumar, in International Accountability Project

"The Banks May be Gone but Communities Still Pay the Price for Poor Development Planning"...

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Story
13 March 2018

Malawi: Community files lawsuit against Globe Metals & Mining for alleged impacts on livelihood & food security

A local community in northern Malawi has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation arising from the prospecting operations conducted of Globe Metals & Mining. The community alleges that as a result of the activities of Globe Metals & Mining, it has...

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8 March 2018

Uganda: Report on how women rights are negatively impacted by land acquisition for investment

A  new report, ‘Digging Deep’, by National Association of Professional Environmentalists, Womankind, National Association for Women’s Action in Development, and the women movement documents how land acquisition for investment impacts women and their...

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