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23 May 2016

Kenya: Govt. agency stops salt mining companies' expansion plans pending resolution of land disputes with locals

Author: Stellar Murumba, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Salt processors halt expansion plans in row over land ownership"...

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11 April 2016

Kenya: Report urges companies in extractive sector to conduct human rights due diligence in their operations & business relationships

The Institute for Business and Human Rights and the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights have conducted a study on the state of human rights in the extractive sector. Among their recommendations is that companies should conduct human rights due...

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3 February 2016

Kenya: Govt. agency threatens to cancel land leases to salt companies; says some blocking access roads & water sources

Author: Charles Lwanga, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Commission threatens tough action against irregular land acquisitions"...

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15 December 2015

Ghana: Local salt miners clash with Indian salt company over loss of livelihoods, lack of prior consultation

Author: GhanaWeb

"Local salt miners clash with Indian salt company", 4 Dec. 2015...

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12 July 2015

Tanzania: Legal & Human Rights Centre releases national Human Rights & Business Report for 2014

The Legal & Human Rights Centre recently released its third annual "Human Rights & Business Report"in late June 2015, taking stock of the human rights impacts of businesses on labour rights, environment, land rights, gender, as well as payment...

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1 January 2015

South Korea: Disabled slaves tell of 'living hell' on remote South Korean salt farms

Author: Associated Press

Slavery thrives on rural islands off South Korea's rugged southwest coast, nurtured by a long history of exploitation and the demands of trying to squeeze a living from the sea. Two-thirds of South Korea's sea salt is produced at 850 salt farms on...

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27 March 2013

Down the Hole: How a Failed Salt Mine Cleared Out a Town [USA]

Author: Julie Dermansky, Progressive [USA]

[L]ast year...Louisiana called for a mandatory evacuation of the [Bayou Corne] area. A salt cavern, owned by Texas Brine, had experienced a “frack out”...Brine, water and crude oil were forced out of the cavern fracturing rock and creating a sinkhole....

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19 September 2011
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Author: 7sur7 [Belgium]

Le secrétaire général de l'ONU Ban Ki-moon a accusé...certaines compagnies agro-alimentaires de "placer la santé publique en situation de risque afin de protéger leurs profits", lors d'un sommet sur les maladies non transmissibles (MNT)...Il existe ...

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25 February 2010

Malindi’s poor toil to bring salt to the table [Kenya]

Author: Dann Okoth, Standard [Kenya]

On a clear Malindi morning...[the] facade of calm is peeled off by the sight of middle-aged women engaged in toil, hands and feet gloved in polythene bags to make [up] for the missing protective clothing. They are labourers in the salt mines that dot...

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21 February 2007

Salt firms abuse rights, says report [Kenya]

Author: Cyrus Kinyungu, Standard [Kenya]

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights has exposed gross human rights violations by salt harvesting companies in Malindi...Some salt harvesting companies were found to have maliciously contaminated fresh water sources used by residents of...

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