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Kenya: Locals in oil-rich Turkana claim only the elite have benefited from Tullow Oil's operations; company comments
Author: Daily Nation (Kenya)
"Villagers left high and dry as Tullow breaks promise"...
Cambodia: Cambodian, Thai and Vietnamese stakeholders urge Xayaburi hydropower developer to share information on its hydropower plant in northern Laos
Author: Vida Taing, Khmer Times
"Stakeholders visiting dam call Lao Hydro developer to share data", 21 February 2020...
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Nigeria: Archbishop condemns land-grabbing & its knock-on effects of poverty, pollution, violence & deforestation
"Land grabbing causing poverty in Africa, Archbishop Kaigama warns", 18 February 2020...
Africa: The potential link between natural resources exploitation, climate change and natural disasters
Author: Diana Nabiruma, The Observer (Uganda)
"Locusts, climate change and oil exploitation", 19 Feburary 2020...
Kiwasco & Kibos Sugar allegedly discharging toxic effluent into Lake Victoria compromising locals' health & right to food; companies' comment
Author: Paul Wafula, Daily Nation (Kenya)
"Shame of Kisumu water company destroying Lake Victoria"...
Uganda: Local community says abrupt closure of Nyamuliro Wolfram mine has compromised their livelihood; company comments
Author: The Independent (Uganda)
"Workers protest closure of Nyamuliro wolfram mines"...
Author: Magdalena Osumi, The Japan Times
“‘Recovery Olympics’ moniker for 2020 Games rubs 3/11 evacuees the wrong way”, 10 March 2019...
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