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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...
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"...
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...
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.
Author: George Ngigi, Daily Nation (Kenya)
"Equity Group sponsors 64 students to top US universities"...
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”...
- Related companies: China Road & Bridge
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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