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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 AG 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 (formerly Newmont Goldcorp) NH Hoteles Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Rapaport Group Red Back Mining Rheinmetall Richemont Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) SABMiller (part of Anheuser-Busch InBev) Salini Impregilo Starwood Hotels Total Tullow Oil Vanco Energy Walmart Wilderness Safaris Zain Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC)