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19 August 2012

Land grab compromises food sovereignty in southern Africa

Author: Tomaso Ferrando, La Via Campesina

The ongoing rush to African land by national and transnational investors was a dominant theme at the People’s Dialogue and Summit being held at Mumemo in Maputo. From Mozambique to Swaziland, passing through Angola, South Africa, Malawi, Namibia and...

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21 May 2012

LCD wants more control of mines [Lesotho]

Author: Southern Africa Resource Watch

The Lesotho Congress for Democracy wants the government to have majority shareholding in all mining companies operating in Lesotho...LCD Elders’ Committee, Mr Mpho Malie...also spoke about mining companies taking advantage of the “relaxed” laws of...

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20 March 2012

Special Report: From gold dust, a billion dollar claim [So. Africa]

Author: Ed Cropley, Reuters

On one day in January alone, around 40 former gold miners and widows crowded into a municipal office in…Lesotho…They were there to add their thumbprints to the names of nearly 7,000 others who are threatening the biggest class action suit Africa has...

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23 February 2012
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Author: Agence française de développement

Cette étude a été réalisée dans le cadre du projet Afrique 2050...[e]ngagé en 2009 conjointement par la BAD [Banque Africaine de Développement] et l’AFD [Agence Française de Développement]...Transition démographique tardive, pression croissante sur les...

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1 January 2012

Al Jazeera video highlights findings of report claiming that tax avoidance by multinational companies in Africa undermines development

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1 January 2012

[PDF] Bringing the billions back – How Africa and Europe can end illicit capital flight

Author: Kristina Fröberg, Attiya Waris, Forum Syd

Development organisations and academics in Africa and Europe agree on the measures needed at the international level to put a stop to illicit capital flight. To end the secrecy that enables it, they for example call for automatic and multilateral...

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29 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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29 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 worst...

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1 September 2011

[PDF] "express" newsletter: All our children – 2011 and beyond

Author: Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development

As daunting as the [AIDS] epidemic’s scope and consequences are, interventions are feasible and have positive results. A decade ago, the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD) collaborated in the creation of an ambitious Regional...

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1 August 2011

[DOC] Global Business and Human Rights: The Road Ahead

Author: Nolu Crockett-Ntonga

A panel discussion…organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) examined ways that could result in more such positive outcomes in development, at the intersection of global business and human rights…Dr. David W. Yang, Director...

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