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Author: Stavros Pantazopoulos, Conflict and Environment Observatory
"New UN legal report addresses the responsibility of states and corporations for environmental damage in conflict", 21 May 2019....
Sudan: CNN investigation alleges Russian company M-Invest drew up plan for deposed government to violently suppress demonstrations
Author: Tim Lister, Sebastian Shukla & Nima Elbagir, CNN
"Fake news and public executions: Documents show a Russian company's plan for quelling protests in Sudan", 25 April 2019....
NGO report finds that most conflict in eastern Dem. Rep. of Congo not related to mining, warns that responsible sourcing initiatives could negatively impact local community
The Danish Institute for International Studies and the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) released an updated report and webpage analyzing 10 years' worth of data relating to conflict and artisanal mining in Eastern DRC. The findings...
Author: Sani Tukur, Premium Times
"Zamfara Violence: Nigerian govt bans mining activities in troubled state", 7 April 2019....
Author: Al Jazeera
"Is oil money fuelling war in South Sudan?" 6 April 2019....
Eritrea: Human rights activists allege EU-financed road project uses forced labour; EU denies allegation
"EU denies claim of funding Eritrea 'forced labour' project", 2 April 2019....
So. Sudan: IMF advises govt. to stop selling oil advances in loans with Chinese companies, says oil revenues should be used for peacebuilding
Author: Hereward Holland, BusinessDay
"IMF urges South Sudan to halt dubious oil-backed loans", 19 March 2019....
Uganda: Mining companies should ensure "conflict-sensitive" investment to avoid fuelling tensions, urges report
A report by Saferworld urges mining companies to think through their investment decisions to avoid creating or fuelling existing tensions in communities where mining is taking place.