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9 July 2020

Mongolia: Monitoring NGO reports partial progress in implementation of tripartite settlement between herders and Oyu Tolgoi mine

Author: Accountability Counsel

"From Paper to Progress - Tracking agreements between nomadic herders and Mongolia's largest copper mine"....

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8 July 2020

Ghana: Environmental activists take govt. to court to stop proposed mining project

Author: Kwasi Gyamfi Asiedu, Thomson Reuters Foundation

‘Ghanaian activists sue government to save forest from mine’ 8 July 2020...

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8 July 2020

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas responded

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7 July 2020

Sierra Leone: Communities cry foul over unlimited powers of chiefs to enter into land agreements without their consent

Author: Victoria Schneider, Mongabay Series

‘They took it over by force’: Corruption and palm oil in Sierra Leone’ 30 June 2020...

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7 July 2020
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Author: Mongabay Latam

“La Amazonía está amenazada por inversiones de miles de millones de dólares en petróleo” - 4 de julio de 2020...

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7 July 2020
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Author: Semana Sostenible

“Inician proceso de sanciones por obras en humedal Juan Amarillo” - 7 de julio de 2020...

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7 July 2020

Indonesia: Indigenous farmer released under Covid-19 assimilation programme, yet land disputes between indigenous community & paper giant continue

Bongku Bin Jelodan, member of the Sakai indigenous community in Riau, Indonesia, was jailed for planting cassava on company Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas's disputed land. He was sentenced to one year in prison and fined IDR 200 million and an...

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7 July 2020
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Author: Arnaud Jouve, RFI

"Guinée: la vente des terres finance la migration", 4 juillet 2020 ...

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7 July 2020

Mexico: 15 people killed in dispute linked to wind energy projects in Oaxaca

In June 2020, AP reported that a group of at least 15 people were attacked and killed in a Oaxaca village, seemingly the latest action in a dispute over the building of wind-power projects. Opponents say that the projecs will encroach on their fishing,...

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7 July 2020

Uganda: Police arrest and charge seven lawyers investigating circumstances of alleged forceful eviction of locals by multinationals

Anti-riot police rounded up and arrested seven lawyers who were investigating circumstances surrounding the alleged forceful eviction of over 35,000 people locals by Agilis Partners, Great Season and Kiryandongo Sugar Limited. They were later charged...

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