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Top UK firm 'profits from abuse, murders'

[Anglo American] is profiting from a pattern of global abuse and brutality against poor people, including the murder of opponents who say the firm’s mining operations threaten their livelihoods. In a new report War on Want cites the killing of community leaders who headed local opposition to Anglo American operations in Colombia...It also claims Anglo American is profiting at the expense of poor communities in conflict situations in the Philippines and five African countries – Botswana, Ghana, Mali, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa. War on Want claims that Anglo American’s presence is fuelling conflict and human rights abuses by state security forces, with terrible results. [also refers to Anglo Platinum (part of Anglo American)]