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Resource rich African countries increasingly changing laws to increase share of revenue from mining activities
Author: Barbara Lewis, Reuters
‘EXPLAINER-How countries are getting tougher with mining companies’ ...
Author: Andrew Mambondiyani, The Epoch Times
‘Chinese Companies Tear Down Zimbabwe’s Environment’...
Myanmar: Protesters call for clarity on status of Myitsone dam project amidst reports of its resurrection
Author: Myanmar Times
"Myitsone's potential resurrection," 08 February 2019...
- Related stories: Myanmar: Myitsone dam project faces widespread opposition due to displacement & environment concerns
- Related companies: China Power Investment
Author: Jason Tower, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
The story of the Myitsone is one of very mixed emotions: one of war, loss, destruction and anger, but also one of solidarity, empowerment, and standing up in the face of oppression. It also illustrates a very important, and expensive lesson—a 3.6 billion dollar lesson to be precise —of the failures of traditional, militarized, us vs. them approaches to security.
Kenya: The first coal plant in Lamu backed by China triggers concerns over environment and livelihood, project frozen pending the outcome of court
Author: Somini Sengupta, New York Times
…Kenya could soon get its first coal-fired power plant, courtesy of China. The plan’s champions, including senior Kenyan officials, say the plant will help meet the country’s fast-growing demand for electricity and draw investment. Its critics worry...
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Air pollution worsens in Tuzla while govt. plans for more coal power, expected to be built by Chinese companies
Author: Ioana Ciuta, Bankwatch (EU)
"Race to the bottom: dire air quality worsens as BiH government mulls new coal plant at Tuzla", 22 November 2017...
- Related in-depth areas: Chinese investment overseas
- Related companies: China Exim China Gezhouba Guangdong Electric Power Development (part of Guangdong Yudean Group)
Author: Igor Yadroshnikov, Bellona (Russia)
[Unofficial translation provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]...