Chinese investment overseas
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Author: Ali Askouri, president of Leadership Office of the Hamadab Affected People - in World Rivers Review, reprinted in Sudan Tribune [based in France]
The Merowe Dam, proposed for the Nile in Northern Sudan, demonstrates how not to plan and build a dam in the post-World Commission on Dams era...It will displace more than 50,000 people...have far-reaching environmental consequences, and inundate a...
- Related stories: Sudan: Report raises concerns about environmental & social impacts of Merowe/Hamadab Dam project (refers to ABB, Alstom, Lahmeyer International)
- Related in-depth areas: African region Chinese investment overseas Construction, including dam-building Land Rights & Displacements
- Related companies: Alstom Lahmeyer
Author: Phillip van Niekerk & Laura Peterson, Center for Public Integrity
[refers to money paid by multinational oil companies to Angolan Government ending up in private bank accounts] [includes reference to Marathon Oil Company]...Angola is certainly not unique as a country where conflict and corruption are fueled by...
- Related stories: "Making a Killing: The Business of War" (11-part series by Intl. Consortium of Investigative Journalists)
- Related in-depth areas: African region Chinese investment overseas Extractives, including oil and mines Violence & Abuses
- Related companies: ExxonMobil Marathon Oil Shell Unocal (part of Chevron)
Malaysia appointed builders last week for its long-delayed $2.4 billion Bakun dam, awarding the deal to a consortium led by a unit of local conglomerate Sime Darby, together with a Chinese infrastructure firm. The hydro-electric power project in...
Author: Peter Wanbali, The Nation [Kenya]
Two documents on the Sudan released almost simultaneously last week expose the complexities and contradictions inherent in the search for peace in that country's conflict that has lasted two decades, killed two million people, displaced 4.5 million...
Author: Justin Pearce, BBC News
Workers on a ship anchored in the port of Luanda have complained of slave-like working conditions on board the Chinese-owned vessel
Another Chinese firm [Universe Safety Glass, operating in South Africa] flaunts labour laws [South Africa]
Author: Frank Nxumalo, Business Report [South Africa]
Total disregard of industrial safety regulations, working hours beyond the maximum allowed under the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the payment of starvation wages