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15 October 2018

How Kenya Fluorspar Company has compromised locals' livelihoods, including displacement & abandoned mining pits; company comments

Author: Kevin Mwanza, Thomas Reuters Foundation

"Evicted Kenyans demand compensation after mining firm exits"...

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8 October 2018

Uganda: Locals impacted by oil exploration activities in Nwoya area allegedly not adequately compensated; Total responds

A recent article claims that farmers in Uganda's Nwoya district impacted by Total's oil exploration were neither consulted nor adequately compensated. The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited Total to respond to these allegations. Total...

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5 October 2018

Ethiopia: Govt. revokes land leases for investors for failure to create jobs; some had evicted locals to pave way for proposed projects

Author: Sora Halake, Voice of America

"Ethiopia Revokes Land Leases for Saudi Billionaire, Other Investors"...

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26 September 2018

Kenya: Railway construction to delay due to dispute over compensation for displacement

Author: Stanley Ngotho, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Land pay row to further delay SGR’s 2nd phase"...

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26 September 2018

Liberia: New law to protect local communities' land rights against investors including mining & agribusiness

Author: James Giahyue, Reuters

"Liberia passes landmark law to secure ancestral land rights"...

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26 September 2018

West & Central Africa: NGOs denounce abuses against women in industrial oil palm plantations

Author: World Rainforest Movement, GRAIN and others

"Declaration: No to abuse against women in industrial oil palm plantations"...

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25 September 2018

How local communities are defending community consent in mining, oil & gas projects in southern Africa

Mining companies and governments need to understand and respect the right to free, prior, and informed consent. The lives of activists are on the line. New research shows how more and more communities are finding ways to take action to protect their...

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12 September 2018

Opinion: Oil discovery in Uganda portends more harm than good for local communities

Author: Diana Nabiruma (Africa Institute for Energy Governance ), in Africa Centre for Media Excellence (Uganda)

"Op-ed – Uganda’s hope in oil benefits is misplaced"...

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5 September 2018

Malawi: Mediation team resolves that Globe Metals & Mining compensate locals affected by its exploration activities

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5 September 2018

Uganda: Govt. withdraws proposed law seeking to acquire land for development projects without compensation

Author: Nelson Wesonga & Solomon Arinaitwe, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Government withdraws Land Amendment Bill"...

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