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India: Govt. records 77,155 labour abuse allegations by migrant workers in the Gulf between 2016-2019
The Indian government has released figures detailing the numbers of allegations of labour abuse it has received from migrant workers to the Gulf countries in the four years between 2016 and 2019. 77,155 complaints were made to embassies and consulates...
Nigeria: Communities lament over ‘oil exploitation & environmental terrorism’ by oil companies in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa
Author: Daily Post (Nigeria)
‘Goodluck Jonathan’s kinsmen decry pollution, regret discovery of oil in their community’ 9 July 2019...
So. Africa: Labour union threatens litigation and protests against govt. & companies responsible for water contamination
Author: Eric Naki, The Citizen (South Africa)
'Cosatu threatens govt, business with court over acid mine water’ 16 July 2019...
- Related in-depth areas: Access to water
So. Africa: Rural communities continue to suffer from effects of mining activities with no benefits in sight, research reveals
Author: The Conversation, (Africa)
‘How South Africa’s rural communities are getting a raw deal from mining’ 14 July 2019...
- Related in-depth areas: Natural Resources
So. Africa:Ex minister’s proposal to double air pollution standards for sulphur dioxide may lead to thousands deaths in Mpumalanga; study reveals
Author: Sheree Bega, Saturday Star (South Africa)
‘Mokonyane's deadly law breach could kill thousands in Mpumalanga’ 14 July 2019...
- Related companies: Eskom
Ghana: AngloGold distributes dustbins to schools, communities as part of efforts to prevent malaria and maintain cleanliness
Author: Clement Adzei Boye, Ghananian Times
‘AngloGold distributes dustbins to schools, communities’ 8 July 2019...
- Related companies: AngloGold Ashanti
Author: Phyo Wai Kyaw, Myanmar Times
"Factory waste affects villagers along Dotehtawady: groups", 27 June 2019 Residents of Amarapura township, Mandalay Region, are suffering because factories dump wastewater in the Dotehtawady River, and the government needs to address the problem, said...
Jordan: Facebook provides platform for domestic workers recruitment agencies allegedly linked to modern slavery
Every week, ads aired on the radio in Jordan offer “one-month trial” periods and “cash on delivery” options for employers who want to hire migrant domestic workers. Online ads via social media such as Facebook also boast offers like "Delivery in 30...
Author: Ho Kit Yen & Nur Hasliza Mohd Salleh, Free Malaysia Today
"Licence for mining near Orang Asli village expired in 2017, says deputy minister", 9 June 2019...
So. Africa: Environmental activists & NGOs to launch campaign to resist intimidation by corporations
Author: Bukeka Silweka, IOL (South Africa)
‘Environmental activists bid to stop the corporate bullies’ 25 May 2019...
- Related in-depth areas: Latest news on natural resources Natural Resources
- Related companies: Mineral Resource Commodities (see Mineral Commodities)