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9 September 2019

UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries highlights the human rights impacts of the relationship between PMSCs and the extractive sector

Author: UN Human Rights Council (Geneva)

"Relationship between private military and security companies and the extractive industry from a human rights perspective. Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right...

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17 June 2019

Liberia: Govt. blocks internet to subdue access to social media during anti-govt. protests

Author: Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa

‘Liberia has blocked social media as protesters demand the return of missing millions’ 7 June 2019...

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Article
30 May 2019

Progress on child labour flatlining in world’s manufacturing hubs, according to 2019 Child Labour Index

Author: Verisk Maplecroft

Despite high levels of economic growth and improvements on poverty and education, progress on child labour has stalled in the manufacturing countries most entwined with global supply chains... [O]ur latest annual Child Labour Index... shows that...

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22 May 2019

Liberia: Government drafts guidelines for free, prior & informed consent to curb land conflicts between local communities & businesses

Author: FrontPage Africa

"Liberia: Government Drafts Guidelines for Free, Prior Informed Consent", 21 May 2019....

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Article
13 May 2019

Liberia: Govt. agency allegedly compels trade union to rescind invitation to human rights defender to speak at International Labour Day celebration

Author: Bettie K. Johnson-Mbayo, Front Page Africa (Liberia)

‘Tough-Talking Atty. Kofi Woods Blocked from Speaking on Int’l Labor Day’ 1 May 2019...

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2 May 2019

Liberia: Lawyer forced into exile after fighting palm oil industry receives Goldman Environmental Prize

Author: Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa

"How challenging the powerful global palm oil industry forced a Liberian lawyer into exile", 29 April 2019....

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Article
1 May 2019

Activists awarded Goldman Environmental prize for their work challenging irresponsible business practices

Author: The Goldman Environmental Foundation

"Introducing the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners", 29 Apr 2019...

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Article
10 March 2019

More and more people being exposed to mining-related deaths in Africa, says co

Author: The Charleston Chronicle (USA) 4 March 2019

“More Lives Lost In Africa’s Unsafe Mines” 4 March 2019...

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Article
4 March 2019

Report says agribusinesses operating in Africa could face costly disputes as local communities seek to benefit from investments

Author: Adela Suliman, Reuters

"Bitter aftertaste? Food companies could face costly disputes over land in Africa"...

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26 February 2019

Liberia: Over 40 miners buried underground in a fatal accident at Gbanepea Gold Mine

Author: Alfred Wreh & Borwen L. Sayon, Daily Observer (Liberia)

“Gross Environmental Negligence’ in Gbanepea” 22 February 2019, Daily Observer...

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