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Kenya: Report claims communities impacted by Akiira Geothermal's operations not adequately consulted; includes company response & NGOs' rejoinder
A report by International Accountability Project (IAP) allege some members of the local community impacted by Akiira Geothermal's operations did not have access to information about the proposed project neither were they consulted. The Business and...
So. Africa: Business association says proposed laws meant to reduce deaths from tobacco-related complications could "damage" the economy
Author: Bekezela Phakathi, Business Day (So. Africa)
"Calls mount for government to scrap proposed new tobacco laws"...
Author: Resumen Latinoamericano
“El tiempo vale agua: Tauramena entre la explotación petrolera y la defensa del agua y el trabajo” – 9 de agosto de 2018...
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Kenya: Flower farm workers allegedly earn below living wage, live in poor conditions & some women sexually harassed; industry association responds
Author: Patrick Kibet & Antony Gitonga, Standard Digital (Kenya)
“Why Kenyan flower farms is no bed of roses”...
- Related in-depth areas: Living wage
Kenya: Locals claim lethal dust from Motrex company causing deaths & respiratory complications, company denies allegations
Author: Ernest Cornel, The Star (Kenya)
"Lethal dust? Mombasa factory on the spot after 10 locals die"...
Author: Professor Kennedy Mkutu, in The East African (Kenya)
"Oil discoveries in Turkana still to fuel women's emancipation"...
- Related in-depth areas: Land Rights & Displacements
Author: Dr. Mo Ibrahim, The B Team (USA)
"Serving Citizens Means Empowering Citizens", July 7, 2018 ...