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3 July 2015

Pan African Lawyers Union invites submission of abstracts for second African Law Yearbook

Author: Pan African Lawyers Union

'Call for abstracts for second edition of Pan African Yearbook of Law (PAYL)', 3 Jul 2015:...The Editorial Committee of the Pan African Yearbook of Law invites authors to submit abstracts for manuscripts…[that] may derive from any of the following...

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25 June 2015

So. Africa, Mauritius negotiate tax treaty to target illicit financial flows

Author: Lisa Steyn, Mail & Guardian (So. Africa)

'Tax treaty with Mauritius blocks outflow', 26 Jun 2015: [In line with] [g]lobal…initiatives…to close tax loopholes…South Africa[‘s]…new treaty with Mauritius …[which] will be applied from January 1 [2016]…[is] intended…to make it harder for companies...

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23 June 2015

So. Africa: Centre for Applied Legal Studies' submission to intergovt. group on proposed treaty calls for gendered lens, consideration of poverty

Author: Centre for Applied Legal Studies

'CALS submission to the IGWG', 23 Jun 2015:...CALS…a human rights organisation and registered law clinic based at the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa…submits that the IGWG should take a gendered lens to both the...

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22 June 2015

NGOs to launch "Stop the Bleeding" campaign aimed at stemming companies' illicit financial flows from Africa

'Launch of the "Stop the bleeding" Africa IFF campaign', 22 Jun 2015:…According to the African Union/Economic Commission for Africa High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa report the continent lost about one trillion dollars (US$1...

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16 June 2015
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Author: Seyni Diop, Walfadjri (Sénégal)

"Inéquité dans les conventions minières: L’Etat se rebelle pour corriger les mauvais deal", 15 juin 2015...

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15 June 2015
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Author: Mansour Fall, Agence de presse sénégalaise (Sénégal)

" Pétrole et mines : Macky Sall plaide pour des contrats "plus équitables", 13 juin 2016...

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28 May 2015

Tanzania: EU Parliament urges European companies to apply same codes of conduct to investments outside EU to protect indigenous people threatened with displacement for agribusiness

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21 May 2015

Report on 1st African Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights

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18 May 2015

Africa: 'Govts. should put transparency and accountability at the heart of their extraction policies', says analyst

Author: Sebastian Gatimu, Institute for Security Studies, Nairobi

'Exploiting minerals, exploiting communities', 18 May 2015: In Africa…extractive industries have sparked much controversy and debate. While these industries…promise…economic growth and social development, they have, in many cases, instead contributed...

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2 May 2015

Africa: AU, UN convene policy dialogue for mining and petroleum producing states to enhance contract negotiation capacities

Author: SpyGhana

‘African experts, officials to deliberate on challenges in mining, petroleum contract negotiations’, 2 May 2015: ... ECA [UN Economic Commission for Africa] and...African Union (AU) experts on Africa’s Mining Vision (AMV) and…contract law will meet...

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