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3 September 2018

How digital banking is causing job losses in east Africa

Author: Allan Olingo, The East African (Kenya)

"Hi, I am Leo, and I can help you: Banks going digital"...

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5 July 2018

Kenya: Owners of dam that collapsed killing 47 face manslaughter charges as survivors say they regret accepting conditional compensation

The Director of Public Prosecutions...[has] ordered the arrest and prosecution of 2 Patel Coffee Estates' managers on charges of manslaughter over the Patel Dam tragedy that killed 47 people and left many others injured. In the meantime, several survi...

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18 June 2018

Ghana: Joint study by University of Ghana & IFC shows better performing companies have more gender-balanced boards

A joint study by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the University of Ghana Business School has revealed that performing companies in Ghana tend to have more gender-balanced boards. 

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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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24 May 2018

ITF & Nautilus International will call the ILO for a significant rise in global seafarers minimum wage

Author: Safety4Sea (Greece)

'Nautilus, ITF call for rise in seafarers wages' 23 May 2018...

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18 May 2018

Consumer Goods Forum & Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative to develop benchmark & recognition tool for social compliance in seafood sector

Author: The Consumer Goods Forum & The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative

"GSSI and the CGF join forces on a benchmark and recognition tool for social compliance schemes in the seafood sector", 17 May 2018...

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15 May 2018

Businesses join initiative to address forced labour in fruit & wine producing countries in south Africa

Author: Stronger Together (UK)

"Prominent businesses join programme to address forced labour in the fruit and wine producing countries in South Africa"...

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3 May 2018

World Press Freedom day: United Nations & news companies join forces to promote high-quality journalism

Author: Brian Stelter, CNN (US)

'Read more, listen more:' Newsrooms unite for World Press Freedom Day' 3 May 2018...

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25 April 2018

Global finance sector needs to start acknowledging its human rights responsibilities, argues professor

Author: David Kinley on openDemocracy

"Finance struggles to find a social conscience", 15 April 2018...

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25 April 2018

USA: Corporations increasingly vocal on social issues but still mostly lobbying for lower taxes - Oxfam America report

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