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4 July 2019

Tanzania: RAID report claims Acacia's grievance mechanism "disempowers victims"; includes company's response & RAID's rejoinder

In a recent letter to Acacia's Board, RAID claims that rather than providing relief and compensation, the company's grievance process disempowers victims and subjects them to a humiliating process. It permits the company to act as investigator, judge...

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12 June 2019

African trade unions urge government action on fair recruitment as cases of migrant labour exploitation in the Gulf increase

A study from the organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC–Africa), the umbrella body of all Trade Unions in Africa, found workers had experienced a range of abuses including unscrupulous recruitment agencies and fees, a lack of...

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3 June 2019

Kenya: Locals to seek UN's intervention to investigate alleged historical injustices by tea firms

Author: Nyabega Gisesa, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Kipsigis, Talai seek UN's help to fight tea firms"...

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29 May 2019

Progress on child labour flatlining in world’s manufacturing hubs, according to 2019 Child Labour Index

Author: Verisk Maplecroft

Despite high levels of economic growth and improvements on poverty and education, progress on child labour has stalled in the manufacturing countries most entwined with global supply chains... [O]ur latest annual Child Labour Index... shows that...

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28 May 2019

Sudan: 21 refugees file lawsuit against BNP Paribas in US alleging complicity in Sudanese genocide

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

"BNP Paribas must face revived lawsuit over Sudanese genocide", 22 May 2019...

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23 May 2019
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Author: Reuters

« USA : BNP poursuivi en justice dans le cadre du génocide soudanais », 22 mai 2019 ...

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15 May 2019

Kenya: Teenage patient sexually assaulted at Nairobi Women's Hospital, includes hospital's comments

Author: Mohamed Ahmed, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Girl: I was assaulted at Nairobi Women's Hospital"...

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14 May 2019
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Author: Radio Okapi

« Procès Yalisika : les accusés condamnés en appel à des peines allants jusqu’à 6 ans de prison», 9 mai 2019 ...

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13 May 2019

So. Africa: Workers allege sexual harassment at Heineken's brewery, Heineken denies allegation

Author: Sarah Smit, Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

Heineken Workers' Forum prepares to march against ‘sex for shifts’ 4 April 2019...

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13 May 2019

So. Africa: Workers at Heineken's brewery allege sexual harassment by their supervisors; includes Heineken's comments and Imperial's response

Workers at Heineken's brewery marched in April alleging that their superiors sexually abuse them and demand 'sex for favourable shifts and other favours'. Heineken Worker Forum alleged that “Women experience extreme violence because of these unequal...

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