African Union: General

Get RSS feed of these results

Related stories and components

Article
21 January 2007

Western bankers and lawyers 'rob Africa of $150bn every year'

Author: Nick Mathiason, Observer [UK]

More than $150bn a year is looted from Africa through tax avoidance by giant corporations and capital flight using 'a pinstripe infrastructure' of western banks, lawyers and accountants, according to the African Union... As multinationals' dubious tax...

Read more

Article
19 November 2004

How the world's biggest corporations are fuelling genocide in Sudan

Author: Johann Hari, The Independent [UK]

...multinational corporations have ignored the pleas of human rights groups and handed money to the [Government of Sudan] in exchange for Sudan's oil. The roll-call of companies who chose to do this is long and distinguished: Siemens AG from Germany,...

Read more

Article
22 January 2004

[PDF] War, Profits, and the Vacuum of Law: Privatized Military Firms and International Law

Author: P.W. Singer, in the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law

Over the last decade, a new global industry has arisen, made up of private firms [PMFs] that sell military services…PMFs have operated…on behalf of many states, including the United States. The rise of PMFs signals an important new development in the...

Read more

Article
21 July 2003

African Union: Adoption of the Protocol on the Rights of Women - positive step towards combating discrimination and violence against women

Author: Amnesty International

The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa was adopted on 11 July 2003 by the Assembly of the African Union second summit in Maputo Mozambique.

Read more

Article
4 April 2003

African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights

Author: Organization of African Unity

Read more

Article
15 March 2002

PESTICIDES: $200M Needed For Obsolete Stocks Destruction -- OAU Report

Author: UN Wire

Almost $200 million is needed to remove and destroy obsolete pesticides in Africa, the secretary general of the Organization of African Unity said this week in a report to an OAU Council of Ministers meeting....an international interagency steering...

Read more