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26 June 2015

Zambia: NGO declaration calls for increased transparency, accountability and action on tax avoidance in mining

Author: Publish What you Pay

'The 4th Zambian Alternative Mining Indaba Declaration', 26 Jun 2015:…[T]he Zambia Alternative Mining Indaba (ZAMI)…2015 [held] under the theme, “Our Natural Resources, Our Future, Putting Local Communities First,”…note[s] with concern that Zambia is...

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23 June 2015

Nigeria: NGOs allege human rights abuses by Wilmar International; company denies claims

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15 April 2015

So. Africa: Human rights and business country guide exposes business sector human rights abuses

A country guide on business and human rights in South Africa has been produced by the South African Human Rights Commission together with the Danish Institute for Human Rights. the report seeks to raise awareness of the key human rights abuses...

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19 March 2015

Africa: World Bank Group panel's reflections at 2015 Mining Indaba on role of mining industry in addressing spread of diseases

Author: Patrick Osewe, The World Bank

"Better Health in Mines and Mining Communities: A Shared Responsibility"...

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10 February 2015

Human rights abuses and HIV: A role for business?

Author: Richard Welford, CSR Asia

Discrimination and other human rights abuses are a major barrier to dealing with HIV/AIDS in Asia…[S]tigmatizing attitudes…and discriminatory treatment of vulnerable groups…driv[es] them further from the reach of health services and desperately needed...

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15 January 2015

Kenya: Govt. official says construction of infrastructural projects contributing to high HIV infections

Author: Rebecca Okwany, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Construction projects aiding in new HIV infections at the Coast, says health official" The construction of key government infrastructure projects at the coast has contributed significantly to an increase in HIV infections, a health official has said.

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14 January 2015

China: Construction firm hired individuals with HIV to harass residents into leaving their homes

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6 January 2015

NomoGaia's Human Rights Risk Assessment report of Tullow Oil's activities in Uganda; includes company's policy to manage identified risks

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29 December 2014

China 'AIDS demolition team' harass residents

Author: Agencies / Al Jazeera

Five suspects have been detained by authorities in Central China after six individuals infected with HIV were hired to harass residents into leaving their homes to make way for new construction projects....

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27 December 2014
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Author: 新华网

...河南南阳一处纳入拆迁的小区惊现“艾滋病拆迁队”。相关人员自称是艾滋病患者,以此恐吓、骚扰尚未签署拆迁协议的居民及早搬迁,事件引发社会广泛关注。 12月27日,河南南阳官方公布“艾滋病拆迁队”调查结果:幕后黑手为开发商——南阳市亿安房地产开发有限公司,该公司雇佣社会人员刘某某组成所谓拆迁办公室,之后刘某某组织6名艾滋病患者组成“艾滋病拆迁队”,目前,5名主要嫌疑人已被控制,多名官员被处分。…

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