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17 January 2012

[video] International Cocoa Initiative: 'Progress has been made' [Cote D'Ivoire]

Author: Becky Anderson, CNN

In "Chocolate's Child Slaves," CNN…travels into…the Ivory Coast to investigate…children working in the cocoa fields. (Premieres Friday January 20, 8 p.m. GMT, 9 CET on CNN International.) The Harkin-Engel Protocol, a cocoa industry-wide agreement…was...

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16 January 2012

[video] Africa losing billions in tax evasion

Author: Al Jazeera

Money taken illegally from the developing world is worth 10 times annual global aid budgets, according to a recent study by a Swedish agency, Forum Syd. Tax evasions by multinational companies in Africa is so vast that one tax analyst believes that if...

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14 January 2012

[video] Argentina fines drugs firm over baby deaths

Author: Al Jazeera

GlaxoSmithKline has been fined $230,000 by a court in Argentina after 14 babies died during trials of a vaccine called Synflorix. The British pharmaceutical company has been criticised over the way it handled the testing.

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6 January 2012

Nyeri gas depot fire death toll rises to six [Kenya]

Author: Daily Nation [Kenya]

The death toll in cooking gas depot fire in Nyeri rose to six on Friday...The depot, located near residential houses...did not exist in the Energy Regulatory Commission’s records... [includes video]

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5 January 2012

[Video] King Cobra and the Dragon [Zambia]

Author: Al Jazeera

China's increasing engagement with Africa has become a subject of great controversy. The country's commercial interests in Africa have been called a new form of colonialism by some in the West, but many Africans say that China is a better partner than...

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30 December 2011

[video] Child labour rampant in Afghanistan

Author: Bernard Smith, AlJazeera

Many children in Afghanistan are among the most exploited members of society, being forced to work almost as soon as they can walk...

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20 December 2011

[video] Grundfos Lifelink

Author: Grundfos

[Video report from Grundfos about how its Lifelink initiative is ensuring access to water for rural communities on a sustainable and transparant basis.]

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18 December 2011

[video] Panel of Eleven Federal Appeals Judges Hears Oral Argument on Armenian Genocide Era Insurance Recovery Suit

Author: Massis Post

The case is Movsesian v. Victoria Versicherung, originally filed by descendants of Armenian Genocide victims in 2003, and names as defendants German insurance companies Victoria Versicherung AG, Ergo Versicherungsgruppe AG and parent company Munich Re...

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14 December 2011

[video] Ivory Coast's bittersweet cocoa industry

Author: Nazanine Moshiri, Al Jazeera

Although chocolate is a global multi-billion dollar industry, cocoa farmers in the Ivory Coast, a West African country that supplies almost half of the world's cocoa beans, are struggling to make ends meet. They earn just a few dollars a day. There...

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7 December 2011

[video] Police probe Papua mine murders

Author: Al Jazeera

A series of unsolved murders on the private property of one of the world's biggest gold and copper mines in Indonesia's far east has left nine people dead since September. Government authorities blame fighters belonging to an armed Papua independence...

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