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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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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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17 December 2018

Briefing on business & human rights issues in Tanzania, includes tourism, infrastructure, agribusiness & mining sectors

Author: Commission for Human Rights & Good Governance (Tanzania), Business & Human Rights Tanzania & IPIS

"Business & Human Rights in Tanzania: Briefing 2018 Quarter 3: July - September"...

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10 December 2018

So. Africa: Recent court judgments require mining companies to engage local communities & reinforce environmental protection

Author: Ciaran Ryan, Moneyweb (So. Africa)

"3 court judgments that have changed the face of mining in SA"...

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10 December 2018

Zambia: NGO says First Quantum Minerals failed to adequately restore locals' livelihoods after resettlement to pave way for mining operations; company did not respond

 A letter by Zambia-based Network for Community Resource Governance (NCRG) to First Quantum Minerals (FQM) reveals how the company failed to restore the local community's livelihood after it was resettled to pave way for the company's operations. The...

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20 November 2018

So. Sudan: Govt. official says locals in oil-rich Pibor to be relocated to pave way for oil drilling

Author: Joseph Oduha, The EastAfrican (Kenya)

"Thousands of South Sudanese to create room for oil extraction"...

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20 November 2018

Tanzania: Local communities increasingly registering their land to fight land grabs, including by commercial investors

Author: Kizito Makoye, OZY (USA)

"Tanzanian farmers crack the code for fighting land grabs", 13 Nov 2018...

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13 November 2018

Sierra Leone: Court orders Sierra Leone Agriculture to return land & pay damages to local community for breach of lease conditions

Author: Namati

"Court Orders Oil Palm Company to Return Land and Pay Arrears of Rent to Landowners in Sierra Leone"...

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13 November 2018

Swaziland: Royal Swaziland Sugar accused of illegally evicting local farmers, includes company's comments

Author: Farmer's Weekly (So. Africa)

"Swazi sugar corporation accused of illegal evictions"...

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