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26 April 2019

Uganda: NGO claims failure by Chinese mining investors to respect environmental standards compromising local communities livelihood

Author: Betty Ndagire & Julius Kigongo, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Environment: Government blamed for licensing quack investors"...

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22 April 2019

Zimbabwe: How litigation could spur economic development for mining affected communities

Author: Josephine Chiname and Bridget Mafusire, Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association

‘How can litigation contribute to Sustainable Economic Development for Diamond Mining Communities in Zimbabwe?"...

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29 March 2019

Commentary: Why land related conflicts in areas impacted by infrastructural projects in Kenya should be resolved urgently

Author: Ikal Angelei (Friends of Lake Turkana), in Standard Digital (Kenya)

"Why land related issues in Turkana should be dealt with presently"...

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25 March 2019

Kenya: Multinationals holding vast land should cede to local landless communities upon lease expiry, urges columnist

Author: Magesha Ngwiri, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Multinationals must prepare to cede some land to the very poor"...

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17 March 2019

Zambia: SARW report claims host mining community not benefiting from First Quantum Mineral's subsidiary; company responds

Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARWATCH) recently launched a report titled ‘ Living in a Parallel Universe, First Quantum Mine versus communities in Zambia’. The report raises a number of serious allegations against First Quantum Mine’s Kansanshi mine...

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17 March 2019

Zimbabwe: Over 900 families relocated during the Marange diamond rush yet to receive compensation despite court order

Author: Evidence Chenjerai, Global Press Journal (USA)

"Desperate for Cash and Without Basic Amenities, Zimbabweans Relocated During Diamond Rush Have Had Enough" 11 March 2019...

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4 March 2019

Report says agribusinesses operating in Africa could face costly disputes as local communities seek to benefit from investments

Author: Adela Suliman, Reuters

"Bitter aftertaste? Food companies could face costly disputes over land in Africa"...

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Article
25 February 2019

Ethiopia: Anger as govt. officials demolish hundreds of houses in area earmarked for development projects

Author: Elias Meseret, Associated Press

"Anger in Ethiopia as officials demolish hundreds of houses"...

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17 January 2019

Kenya: How land rights & environmental concerns are slowing completion of energy projects

Author: Amenya Ochieng, Kenya News Agency

"The ‘Pains And Gains’ Of Lamu’s Mega Projects"...

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16 January 2019

Kenya: Local community displaced to pave way for railway construction protest delayed compensation

Author: Robert Kiplagat, Standard Digital (Kenya)

“Landowners in Suswa SGR corridor protest delayed & inadequate compensation”...

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