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Dem. Rep. of Congo: Local community claims Chinese construction company CREC 7 charges excessive tolls on unsafe road; company comments included
Author: Pierre Hamdi, France 24, The Observers
"Chinese construction company sets up toll booth in Congo, angers locals", 22 April 2019....
- Related in-depth areas: Chinese investment overseas
- Related companies: China Railway Engineering China Railway Group (CREC) (part of China Railway Engineering)
Dem. Rep. of Congo: Chinese minerals-for-infrastructure Sicomines deal has failed to benefit the Congolese population according to analysts
Author: Andoni Maiza Larrarte and Gloria Claudio-Quiroga, Quartz Africa
"How to avoid flawed minerals-for-infrastructure deals like DR Congo and China's Sicomines pact", 3 April 2019....
NGOs and activists exposing businesses’ negative human rights impacts increasingly vulnerable to persecution, says analyst
Author: Mandeep. S. Tiwana, CIVICUS, in IPS (Inter Press Service)
'Opinion: why are threats to civic space growing across the world?', 11 Jun 2015:...In recent years, there has been a perceptible rise in restrictions on…the fundamental freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly…[D]angers to civic...
A country guide on business and human rights in South Africa has been produced by the South African Human Rights Commission together with the Danish Institute for Human Rights. the report seeks to raise awareness of the key human rights abuses...
Mining communities increasingly negotiating more successfully with companies, demanding better returns
Author: Firat Kayakiran and Andre Janse Van Vuuren, Business Day (South Africa)
'Community acceptance is the motherlode of mining', 30 March 2015: …While opposition to mines is nothing new, the issue is a growing concern for miners such as Anglo American, and executives are increasingly speaking out…Push-back has been growing...