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26 October 2016

Uganda: Report on corporate accountability calls for business operations that is "consistent and promotes human rights"; includes companies comments

The Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability recently released a report on "The State of Corporate Accountability in Uganda". The report documents the human rights impacts of business operations on communities in the oil exploration and mining...

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11 October 2016

Africa: Expert urges private sector to view "healthy population as an economic investment", not philanthropy

Author: Dr. Githinji Gitahi (Amref Health Africa), in Daily Nation (Kenya)

"There's strong case for engagement of private sector in healthcare"...

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4 October 2016

Malawi: Human Rights Watch report says communities in mining areas "face serious problems with water, food and housing"; companies comment

A recent report by Human Rights Watch says mining in Malawi has put local residents at health risks and led to their loss of livelihoods. It says  families "living near coal and uranium mining operations face serious problems with water, food, and...

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26 September 2016

NGOs claim Tanzania govt. investigation has uncovered human rights abuses at Acacia's subsidiary; company denies allegations

International NGOs RAID and MiningWatch Canada allege that a parliamentary committee investigation has confirmed receiving reports of deaths and violence at Acacia Mining's subsidiary. Acacia Mining has denied the allegations.

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22 September 2016
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Author: Noticias SIN (República Dominicana)

“Unicef aboga por política responsabilidad social para disminuir explotación sexual infantil”, 21 de Septiembre de 2016...

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29 August 2016
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16 August 2016

Kenya: Equity Group sponsors 64 students from poor backgrounds to top global universities

Author: George Ngigi, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Equity Group sponsors 64 students to top US universities"...

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12 July 2016

Kenya: China Road & Bridge says its community projects including roads & boreholes positively impacting lives

Author: Dominic Omondi, Standard Digital (Kenya)

“SGR contractor bids to win hearts with projects along rail line”...

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20 June 2016

Human Rights Translated 2.0: A Business Reference Guide

Author: Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Global Compact

This publication provides company managers and staff with essential knowledge of what human rights are and how they are relevant for business. It also outlines some key elements of what it means to respect and support human rights in practice. It is...

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14 June 2016

Indonesia: Govt. & private companies partner on forest fire prevention projects following last year’s massive fires

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