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21 March 2018

Kenya & Uganda: NGOs urge investors to stop funding Bridge International Academies due to unethical practices, including poor labour conditions; company denies allegations

A group of 88 NGOs have written a 'public letter of concern to current and prospective investors in Bridge International Academies' urging them to stop investing in the company due to alleged unethical practices including poor labour conditions. In...

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26 February 2018

Kenya: Court dismisses attempt by Bridge International Academies to bar teacher's union from discussing the company's impact on right to education

The High Court of Kenya has dismissed an application for an interim injunction by Bridge International Academies against a teachers' trade union and its Secretary General Mr Wilson Sossion. This decision follows a case filed by Bridge International...

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9 February 2018

Uganda: NGOs says Bridge International Academies must respect the right to education & comply with Govt.'s order to close its schools

The ministry of education has said it has not yet licensed the Bridge International Academies to operate in Uganda "because they have not yet met the requirements to merit being licensed to operate in Uganda". On their part, civil society...

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Article
13 December 2017

Tanzania: Locals to be evicted to pave way for economic zone demand fair compensation

Author: Patty Mugubira, The EastAfrican (Kenya)

"Evictions loom to pave way for economic zone"...

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Article
13 November 2017

Kenya: African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights says govt.'s failure to regulate Bridge International Academies may compromise right to education

Author: The East African Centre for Human Rights (Kenya) & others

"African Commission raises concern about lack of regulation of Bridge International Academies"...

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Article
22 August 2017

Malaysia: Young Bangladeshis trafficked through private colleges & tricked into forced labour

Author: The Straits Times (Singapore)

"Young Bangladeshis Tricked into Forced Labour in Malaysia," 15 Aug 2017...

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14 August 2017

UK: SOAS University will stop outsourcing core support services - workers to have same rights as existing employees

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Article
9 August 2017

USA: Parents of transgender student sue private school over alleged gender identity discrimination; incl. company comments

Author: Elizabeth Lowman, Jurist (USA)

“Family of transgender child brings discrimination case against private school”, 4 Aug 2017...

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31 July 2017

American University of Cairo cleaning staff protest nonrenewal of contracts

The American University of Cairo (AUC) will not renew contracts for 170 housekeeping and grounds cleaning staff members. Citing efficient resource management, AUC has decided to outsource campus cleaning services to two Egyptian companies. AUC’s...

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31 July 2017

American University of Cairo Response

Author: Rehab Saad, American University of Cairo (Egypt)

As the August 31, 2017 expiration date approached for the current contracts of some 200 direct-hire cleaners at AUC, after considerable exploration of alternatives, the University has contracted with two reputable Egyptian companies to provide...

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