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27 December 2018

Sudan: Govt. shuts down social media amid protests, raising concerns about freedom of expression & assembly

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4 March 2016

ActionAid report says "shady" tax treaties disproportionately favour multinationals, increasing inequality & poverty in poor countries

A report by ActionAid says tax treaties with the club of world's richest countries - the OECD - are stopping poor countries' power to tax multinational companies more than others, exacerbating inequality and poverty. [refers to Google, Amazon, MTN,...

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17 September 2014

Business & human rights in Africa: Time for a responsibility revolution

A regional overview...

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10 December 2013

[PDF] Businesses across the Middle East must put human rights above the bottom line - New report lifts the lid on the business practices of dozens of companies operating across the Middle East

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Arabic and French versions below] Companies operating across the Middle East must uphold human rights according to a new report by an international human rights organisation. The new report, released today in Arabic, English and French by the Business...

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24 October 2013

Zain Jordan partners with Wamda to support startups via Corporate Entrepreneurship Responsibility [Jordan]

Author: Nina Curley, Wamda

Telecom company Zain is now the first company in Jordan to partner with Wamda on Corporate Entrepreneurship Responsibility (CER), an initiative designed to boost entrepreneurship throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Specifically, Zain Jordan...

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8 October 2013

Sudan internet shutdown September 2013

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 25 September 2013, internet services in Sudan were abruptly shut down. It was the third day of protests in Khartoum over the cutting of fuel subsidies, which had doubled the price of gas. Access reported that evidence indicated this was a "highly...

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12 April 2013

Motor racing-F1 sponsors show limited appetite for Bahrain GP

Author: Keith Weir, Reuters

Companies who help to bankroll Formula One motor racing are limiting their involvement in the Bahrain Grand Prix this month, saving some of their marketing dollars for less politically sensitive races. The grand prix was cancelled in 2011 following a...

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10 February 2011

[PDF] Business & human rights in Anglophone Africa – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Anglophone Africa over the past year... [Headings:] Examples of the “resource curse” ...HIV/AIDS and TB...Dams:...

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9 February 2011

New briefing on business & human rights in Anglophone Africa, by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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8 December 2010

Report examines role of business-driven partnerships in addressing sustainable development in Africa - includes case studies

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