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[PDF] Business & human rights in Anglophone Africa – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 10 February 2011

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Anglophone Africa over the past year... [Headings:] Examples of the “resource curse” ...HIV/AIDS and TB...Dams: displacement and other impacts on livelihood...China in Africa...Business’ impact on children...Rights of indigenous people...Human trafficking initiatives during World Cup soccer tournament...Certification system for minerals from Democratic Republic of Congo...e-waste...Fair trade and improvements in flower, wine industries...Mobile phone firms help refugees trace their families...Legal, regulatory & policy developments...The international business & human rights framework...Looking ahead... [refers to Accor, Agip/Eni, Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, Armstrongs, Barrick Gold, Best Western, Canadile Miners, Carlson, Cartier (part of Richemont), Chevron, Collum Mine, Core Mining, Daimler, De Beers, Devon, DLH, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, Elf/Total, Ericsson, ExxonMobil, Firestone (part of Bridgestone), Ford, General Motors, Hess, Hilton , Hyatt, IBM, Intercontinental, Lahmeyer , Marathon, Marks & Spencer, Mbada Diamonds, Microsoft, MTN, New Reclamation, Newmont, NH Hotels, NNPC, Olaniwun Ajayi LP, Rapaport Diamond Trading Network, Red Back Mining, Rheinmetall, SABMiller, Salini Costruttori, Shell, Starwood, Vanco Energy, Wal-Mart, Wilderness Safaris, Zain, Zimbabwe Mining Development Corp.]

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Related companies: Accor AGIP (part of Eni) Anglo American AngloGold Ashanti Barrick Gold Best Western Bridgestone Bridgestone-Firestone (part of Bridgestone) Carlson Cartier (part of Richemont) Chevron Collum Coal Mining Daimler De Beers (part of Anglo American) DLH (Dalhoff Larsen & Horneman) Elf Aquitaine (now part of Total) Eni Ericsson ExxonMobil Firestone Natural Rubber (part of Bridgestone) Ford General Motors Hess Corporation Hilton Hyatt IBM InterContinental Hotels Lahmeyer Marathon Oil Marks & Spencer Mbada Diamonds (joint venture New Reclamation Group & Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation) Microsoft MTN New Reclamation Newmont Goldcorp NH Hoteles Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Rapaport Group Red Back Mining Rheinmetall Richemont SABMiller (part of Anheuser-Busch InBev) Salini Impregilo Shell Starwood Hotels Total Tullow Oil Vanco Energy Walmart Wilderness Safaris Zain Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC)