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22 May 2019

Commentary: Draft UN legal principles on corporate environmental conduct in conflict areas risk pushback from governments & corporations

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....

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2 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....

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30 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...

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15 April 2019

Nigeria: Government bans artisanal gold mining activity in Zamfara to curb violence in the region

Author: Sani Tukur, Premium Times

"Zamfara Violence: Nigerian govt bans mining activities in troubled state", 7 April 2019....

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15 April 2019

So. Sudan: Oil minister denies UN allegations that oil revenues are funding civil war

Author: Al Jazeera

"Is oil money fuelling war in South Sudan?" 6 April 2019....

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2 April 2019

Eritrea: Human rights activists allege EU-financed road project uses forced labour; EU denies allegation

Author: BBC

"EU denies claim of funding Eritrea 'forced labour' project", 2 April 2019....

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24 March 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....

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22 August 2017

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.

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4 August 2017

Dem. Rep. of Congo: African Commission issues landmark decision on 2004 Kilwa massacre - rebukes Anvil Mining for role in abuses by army

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5 January 2016

Gibe III Dam on Ethiopia’s Omo river causing hunger & conflict, says columnist

Author: Sandra Postel, National Geographic

"Dam on Ethiopia’s Omo River Causing Hunger and Conflict", 2 Dec 2015...

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