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15 February 2017
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29 August 2016

Protesters against Bidco's alleged land grab in Uganda picket outside company's financiers' offices in London; Bidco comments

Author: Samuel Nabwiiso, East African Business Week (Uganda)

"Bidco fends off protestors over palm oil"...

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29 October 2015
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Author: Organisation internationale du Travail

« Onze grandes entreprises vont promouvoir l'insertion des personnes handicapées au travail », 28 octobre 2015...

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18 September 2015

Kenya: Kinangop Wind Park project stopped after row with locals over compensation for displacement

Author: David Herbling, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Sh15bn Kinangop wind park halted as land protests swirl"...

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2 September 2015

Africa: Academic urges economic justice actors to fight both illegal and licit financial flows, adopt more nuanced approach

Author: Patrick Bond, University of Kwazulu Natal in Pambazuka News (Africa)

'Retreat of foreign investment from Africa means less looting', 2 Sep 2015:…[A] Zimbabwe NGO conference…was dedicated to fighting illegal capital flight from across the African continent…[Will] the region’s…economic-justice NGOs take the next step and...

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16 April 2015

So. Africa: Foreign-owned shops targeted in new wave of violent, xenophobic attacks


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16 July 2014

ActionAid report says intl. aid & public policies facilitate corporate land grabs, leaving farmers impoverished & vulnerable

We invited the following companies mentioned in the report in the context of allegations to respond:...

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15 July 2014

Standard Bank did not respond

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6 March 2014

SA companies ill prepared for African homophobia [So. Africa]

Author: Songezo Zibi, Business Day

...South African multinational companies have operations in Uganda and other countries with anti-homosexuality legislation, such as Nigeria. Cellphone operator MTN’s CEO, Sifiso Dabengwa...[said] the company respects the laws of the countries in which...

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25 November 2011

COP-17: Africa’s prosperity depends on climate change action

Author: Jocelyn Newmarch, Business Day [South Africa]

Africa’s prosperity depends on taking action on climate change, Standard Bank executives said on Thursday at a media briefing. "If left unchecked, climate change will hamper economic growth and development. Too many Africans will stay poor, too many...

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