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African Union endorses Pan African Women's Charter on Land Rights - women's rights groups call it "giant step forward"
Author: Intl. Land Coalition - Africa
One giant step forward for women’s land rights: The African Union officially endorses Pan African Women’s Charter on Land Rights...
Cameroon: Access Now & local civil society urge telecommunications companies to restore internet access
Following government-ordered internet shutdowns targeting Anglophone regions of the country, Access Now and local NGOs urged telecommunications companies to restore internet access. We invited Orange, MTN and Nexttel/Viettel to respond. Orange's...
Author: Lumière, Synergie et Développement (LSD), le Centre pour le Contrôle Démocratique des Forces Armées de Genève (DCAF)
"Réglementation des entreprises de sécurité privées (ESP): augmenter et promouvoir l'engagement de la société civile. Atelier de travail avec les OSC Ouest africaines", 5 janvier 2016...
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National Action Plans on business & human rights - key take-aways from consultations in Africa, Asia
Author: CALS-SMU Coalition on National Action Plans for Business and Human Rights (So. Africa & Singapore)
"Asia & Africa National Action Plans Update to the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights", Oct 2015...
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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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Concept note of the first subregional workshop convened by AU, UN on curbing illicit financial flows from Africa
Author: UNECA, African Capacity Building Foundation
'First subregional workshop on curbing illicit financial flows (IFFs) from Africa', 1 Sep 2015:...In 2012, ECA and the African Union Commission set up the High Level Panel (HLP) on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa…The report of the High Level Panel...
African trade unions say they will pressure businesses operating within the continent to pay their fair share of tax
Author: Chineme Okafor, This Day (Nigeria)
'Illicit Financial Flow: African Labour Unions to Pressure Big Businesses', 28 Jul 2015: [African] Labour unions…have said that they will…put more pressure on big companies and businesses operating within the continent to pay their fair and true share...