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6 December 2019

Laos: Chinese-owned factory that operates without permit emits foul smell that affects residents' health; causes death of worker

Author: Eugene Whong, Radio Free Asia

"Chinese-Owned Factory in Laos Causes Health Scare, Foul Smells in Nearby Villages", 4 December 2019...

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25 November 2019

Uganda: Bidco workers protest poor working conditions; company comments

Author: The Independent (Uganda)

"Bidco laborers protest poor working conditions"...

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19 November 2019

Association of Professional Societies in East call for stringent regulation of food manufacturers after suspension of food items due to safety concerns

Author: James Kariuki, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Professionals call for stringent regulation of food companies"...

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11 November 2019

Kenya: Govt. agency bans five maize millers over suspected contamination with cancer-causing aflatoxins; millers' association comments

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) has suspended the licences of five maize millers over the sale of substandard flour, hours before the airing of an NTV investigation that reveals how state regulators have let millers flood the market with maize...

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25 October 2019

USA: Local leaders in West Virginia file OECD Guidelines case against Rockwool alleging breaches of human rights & environmental provisions

West Virginians for Sustainable Development and several local community leaders and politicians have filed a new OECD Guidelines case against Danish building-material manufacturer, Rockwool. The complaint alleges breaches of the human rights and...

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16 October 2019

China: Guangdong missed opportunity to introduce genuine workplace collective bargaining and should do so in upcoming re-evaluation, labour rights NGO says

Author: China Labour Bulletin (Hong Kong)

“How Guangdong missed the chance for genuine workplace collective bargaining”...

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10 October 2019

US government blocks shipments from companies alleged of using forced labour in China, Malaysia, Brazil, Zimbabwe and Congo

Author: Martha Mendoza, Associated Press

“Company making Costco pajamas flagged for forced labor”, 8 Oct 2019...

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2 October 2019

U.S. blocks import of goods from five nations in rare anti-slavery crackdown

Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation

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28 August 2019

Kenya: Govt. agency shuts down four firms for polluting Nairobi River & compromising access to clean water

Author: Leonard Onyango, The EastAfrican (Kenya)

"Kenya regulator shuts down 4 firms for polluting Nairobi River"...

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25 August 2019
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Author: La Prensa (Honduras)

“Los sectores y productos que hacen a Honduras atractiva para la inversión extranjera”, 22 de agosto de 2019   ...

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