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24 August 2014

UN envoy says charcoal sale funding militant attacks in Somalia

Author: Agence France-Presse, in Global Post

"Troops ready to end Somali Shebab's lucrative charcoal trade" 22 August 2014...

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19 August 2014

Illicit outflows from Africa ‘mostly from extractive industries’, says AU chair

Author: Setumo Stone, Business Day

 "Illicit outflows from Africa ‘mostly from extractive industries’", 15 Aug 2014:…African Union Commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma…[s]peaking…at the mining lekgotla in…Johannesburg…said a high level panel, led by former president Thabo Mbeki...

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2 July 2014
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Author: Haut-commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme, Groupe de travail de l'ONU sur les entreprises et les droits de l'homme

« Réservez la date : Forum régional africain sur les entreprises et les droits de l'homme, 16-18 septembre 2014, Addis-Abeba (Éthiopie) »...

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1 July 2014

Africa Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights - 16-18 Sep, Addis Ababa

The UN Working Group on business & human rights convened an "African Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights", 16-18 September 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Click here for "Practical information"....

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5 April 2014

AU in new push to clamp down on firms linked to $60bn illicit outflows [Africa]

Author: Mwaura Kimani & Peterson Thiong’o, in The EastAfrican (Kenya)

East African countries could be the biggest beneficiaries of a new African Union-led push to stop illicit cash flows on the continent. The AU plans to clamp down on cheating corporations and government officials who siphoned at least $60 billion from...

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1 April 2014

No longer a curse? [Africa]

Author: Kingsley Ighobor, in Africa Renewal

One often hears that mineral resources are a curse rather than a blessing. That may be an exaggeration, but for the people of the Central African Republic, currently caught up in a war fuelled by diamond mercenaries...the statement rings true....

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28 February 2014

Scramble for Africa threatens to leave continent starving

Author: Patrick Mbataru, in Africa Review (Kenya)

In five short years, rich countries have acquired about 80 million hectares of land in Africa and other developing countries...Now, foreigners have always owned land in Africa. What is the scale, size and more importantly, the exclusion of...

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15 February 2014

Mining sector key to Africa’s development

Author: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, in The Citizen (Tanzania)

The mining sector...remains critical to African development and has been an important contributor to the continent’s growth over the last decade... It is amongst the huge ironies of the sector...that “69 per cent of people in extreme poverty are in...

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6 February 2014

Illicit financial outflows from Africa crippling continent's development – UN

Author: UN News Centre

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and former South African President Thabo Mbeki...stressed the need for global efforts to address the problem of illicit financial flows from Africa, which have crippled the continent's development...

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5 February 2014

Why agricultural investment ‘principles’ must be buried

Author: Rahul Goswami, in Pambazuka

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations will in 2014...advocate principles concerning what are called ‘responsible agricultural investments’. The...principles...are expected to promote investments in agriculture that...

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