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20 February 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"...

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20 February 2020

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"...

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19 February 2020

S. Korea: Samsung Electronics chairman steps down following conviction for violating labour laws

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17 February 2020

S. Korea: Samsung board Chairman Lee Sang-hoon steps down following conviction for union sabotage

Author: ZDNet

“Samsung board Chairman Lee Sang-hoon resigns following jail sentence”, 14 February 2020...

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14 February 2020

Mexico: Ruling confirms that mining company Continuum Resources Mexico violated the rights of indigenous communities in Oaxaca

Author: Mexico News Daily

“Oaxaca indigenous community wins ruling against Canadian miner”, 12th February 2020...

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11 February 2020

So. Africa: Silicosis victims to receive first payments in the second quarter of 2020

Author: Mining Weekly (South Africa)

‘First payments in South African silicosis settlement expected in second quarter’ 5 February 2020...

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29 January 2020

Commentary: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act should be a model for human rights

Author: Keith Slack, Earth Rights International

Early in his presidency, Trump disparaged and proposed eliminating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), a landmark U.S. law that makes it illegal for U.S-listed companies to bribe foreign government officials... [W]e should be doing just the...

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27 January 2020

Kenya: Competition watchdog fines four businesses for misleading customers about product quality

Author: Doreen Wainainah, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Four firms fined for misleading product quality", 27 January 2020...

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14 January 2020
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Las comunidades totonacas de San Mateo Tlacotepec y San Felipe Tepatlán de la Sierra Norte de Puebla han acusado a Walmart y Comexhidro, las dos empresas involucradas en la construcción propuesta de una hidroeléctrica que cruzará sus territorios, de no...

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2 January 2020

USA: Oil companies have not yet been held accountable for environmental damage from spills in Louisiana

Author: Joan Meiners, The Times-Picayune & The Advocate

"How Oil Companies Avoided Environmental Accountability After 10.8 Million Gallons Spilled," 27 December 2019 ...

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