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2 July 2020

Study says land acquisition in the global south by businesses accelerating deforestation & could compromise local communities' livelihoods

Author: Daisy Dunne, CarbonBrief (UK)

"Land purchases by private companies accelerate tropical deforestation, data shows"...

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Report
1 July 2020

‘The Impact of COVID-19 on African communities affected by diamond mining’ June 2020

Author: Kimberly Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) June 2020

The diamond sector has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The devastation is felt across the supply chain, not the least in various African countries that depend on this precious mineral in their socio-economic development. To curb the spread...

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Article
1 July 2020

Africa: Communities increasingly finding ways to challenge extractive projects contributing to climate change

Author: Pooven Moodley, Open Global Rights

‘Litigation to challenge large extractive projects is gaining traction in Africa’...

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Report
24 June 2020

Africa: Civil society not fully playing its part in developing policies & legislation to better integrate the AMV into national or regional policy & practice; report

Author: Publish What You Pay

'From Vision to Practice: The role of civil society in advancing the implementation of the Africa mining vision’...

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24 June 2020

Zimbabwe: Shooting incident at Chinese mining firm sparks outrage across the country

A shooting incident at a gold minefield in Gweru has sparked outrage in Zimbabwe. Video, audio and picture images of the shooting incident were widely circulated on social media. A dispute allegedly occurred over outstanding wages and working...

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Article
18 June 2020

Civil society urges African Union to address structural inequalities & impacts on women in COVID-19 response

Author: African Feminism; 300+ civil society signatories

 “African feminist post-COVID-19 economic recovery statement - [joint letter to African Union Special Envoys]”, June 2020...

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17 June 2020

Africa: Millions of African children at higher risk of child labour due to Covid-19

Celebrating the International Day of the African Child which happens on Tuesday, June 16, millions of African children are at risk as they go into child labour as a result of COVID-19 other than lacking education and movement rights. The United Nations...

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16 June 2020
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Author: Unión Sindical Obrera (España)

“Día Mundial contra el Trabajo Infantil. USO, por los derechos de la infancia” - 12 de junio de 2020...

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27 May 2020

Zambia: Court fines Glencore’s Mopani Copper $13 Million for tax avoidance

Author: Chris Phiri, Zambia Reports

‘Africa Loses $50Bn A Year In Illicit Financial Flows’ 21 May 2020...

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Article
13 May 2020

Africa: The post-Covid-19 African govts. should be promote sustained and inclusive development

Author: Titus Gwemende & Richard Hato- Kuevor, Oxfarm

‘Extractives industry in Africa; Thinking through COVID-19 responses for resource rich African countries’ 4 May 2020...

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