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10 May 2013
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Author: Clément Yao, Abidjan.net [Côte d'Ivoire]

Il suffit simplement de se rendre dans les pays de la zone CÉÉAC (Communauté Économique des États de l’Afrique Centrale) qui regorgent de l’or noir en abondance pour se rendre compte que le pétrole ne fait pas forcément le bonheur des populations, sauf...

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5 March 2013

The Privatization of War: Mercenaries, Private Military and Security Companies (PMSC)

Author: Jose Luis Gomez del Prado, for Global Research

The new security industry of private companies moves large quantities of weapons and military equipment. It provides services for military operations recruiting former militaries as civilians to carry out passive or defensive security. However, these...

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19 January 2012
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Author: Abidjan.net [AFP]

Les ONG One, cofondées par le chanteur irlandais Bono, et EG Justice, dénoncent...la "corruption" entourant la Coupe d'Afrique des nations (CAN)...et demandent à l'Union Européenne d'adopter des "lois de transparence" sur les investissements en Afrique...

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19 January 2012

West Africa oil boom overlooks tattered environmental safety net

Author: Christiane Badgley, iWatch News

Reports by non-governmental organizations show that the companies that developed the [Ghana's] Jubilee field, and the World Bank Group officials who lent hundreds of millions of dollars to jumpstart the project, were aware of the risks from the...

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1 November 2011

Rise in mercenary activities warrants urgent attention, says UN expert group

Author: UN News Centre

A United Nations expert panel today warned of an alarming resurgence of the use of mercenaries in armed conflict, and called for regulating private military and security companies, whose activities raise numerous human rights challenges. “Mercenaries...

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30 September 2011

India, Bangladesh & the Philippines lead the world in number of products made by child labourers according to US Dept. of Labor report

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30 September 2011

[PDF] U.S. Department of Labor's 2010 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

Author: US Dept. of Labor

This report contains information on the worst forms of child labor and efforts to eliminate this exploitation in 125 independent countries and a summary report on 19 nonindependent countries and territories...The report focuses exclusively on the...

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26 September 2011

UNESCO: Stop Discredited Prize - Equatorial Guinea Seeks to Resurrect UNESCO-Obiang Science Award

Author: Human Rights Watch, joined by Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos de España, Association Sherpa, Center for Economic & Social Rights, Committee to Protect journalists, EG Justice, Global Witness, Media Legal Defence Initiative, Open Society Justice Initiative

...[UNESCO] should reject a new bid to honor Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the president of Equatorial Guinea..., with a prize in his name, a group of nine human rights organizations said today. The executive board of...UNESCO...will consider a...

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14 September 2011

Outsourcing to private security contractors threatens rights, UN panel warns

Author: UN News Centre

United Nations [Working Group on the use of mercenaries]...called for greater regulation of mercenaries and private military and security companies by both host and contributor countries to ensure respect for human rights and accountability for any...

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1 March 2011
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Author: José L. Gómez del Prado y Helena Torroja Mateu

La proliferación de empresas militares y de seguridad privadas (EMSP)...es un fenómeno contemporáneo alarmante...Estas empresas se han convertido en el brazo armado de algunos Estados, de beligerantes y otros entes no estatales que actúan con total...

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