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14 August 2018

Kenya: Report claims communities impacted by Akiira Geothermal's operations not adequately consulted; includes company response & NGOs' rejoinder

A report by International Accountability Project (IAP) allege some members of the local community impacted by Akiira Geothermal's operations did not have access to information about the proposed project neither were they consulted. The Business and...

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13 August 2018

Kenya: Women acutely feel the negative impacts of oil discovery in Turkana, says columnist

Author: Professor Kennedy Mkutu, in The East African (Kenya)

"Oil discoveries in Turkana still to fuel women's emancipation"...

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3 August 2018

Kenya: Call to include the poor in planning mega projects after poor families displaced for road construction

Over 20,000 families have been left homeless after a government agency demolished their houses to pave way for road construction. The demolished was done despite an earlier agreement between government agencies and community advocates to extend the...

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24 July 2018

Liberia: Golden Veroleum quits certification body to protest handling of complaint for alleged failure to consult local community

Author: Reuters

"Liberia's biggest palm oil project quits eco-certification scheme"...

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16 July 2018

Uganda: Women forum oppose projects, including by corporations, that increase food insecurity

Author: National Association of Professional Environmentalists (Uganda)

"The Rural Women’s Movement Held a Feminist School, Mobilizes Collective Power to Demand Climate Justice"...

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4 July 2018

Kenya: Locals along proposed pipeline route demand allocation of revenue & consultation

Author: Kalume Kazungu, The EastAfrican (Kenya)

"Lamu residents up in arms over proposed pipeline"...

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28 June 2018

Nigeria: About 400 local farmers displaced to pave way for a So. African agribusiness protest lack of consent & adequate compensation

Author: Anietie Akpan, The Guardian (Nigeria)

"Farmers kick over alleged land grab by Cross River, seek N500m compensation"...

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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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