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Apple and other US companies haven't done enough to keep conflict minerals out of their products

Several dozen major American companies are failing to adequately ensure that minerals funding conflict in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) don’t end up in their products, according to two international nonprofit groups. 920 more words

How many more? Every week are murdered two environmental activists in the World

Killings of environmental activists have risen by 20% in the last year, according to campaign group Global Witness. A report published by the organisation said there were 116 deaths worldwide in 2014, including 29 in Brazil, 25 in Colombia and 15 in the Philippines.

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Environmental Attention

A thousand murders, a thousand stories to tell

Bancha Noppawong is a very rare kind of man, simply because we know his name. He hit the headlines in October 2000, in Phuket, Thailand, when he drove a pick-up truck into a motorbike and knocked the two people on it into the road. 479 more words

More Than Two Environmental Activists Were Killed Each Week in 2014

The killing of environmental activists jumped by 20% in 2014, with at least 116 deaths around the world tied to disputes involving land and natural resources, the London-based advocacy organization Global Witness claimed this week. 172 more words

The Resource Curse – the plunder of Africa’s natural resources

Tom Burgis, an investigative journalist for the Financial Times, spent six years researching his new book ‘The Looting Machine’. The book, published at the end of February, lifts the lid on the prolific and systematic pillaging of Africa’s resource wealth by kelptocratic governments and their dodgy deals with Western and Chinese companies. 741 more words

Africa

A snapshot of Taib-hater Lukas Straumann

Sarawakians don’t need silly stories that can be disproved. The Sarawak Report and Bruno Manser Fund Taib-haters divide commentators into two camps. In one camp are those who believe them and attack anyone who dares to question them or check their facts. 827 more words

Socio Politics

Eye on Malawi's EITI: Signing up to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative - Mining Review (January 2015)

The following piece “Eye on Malawi’s EITI: Signing up to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative”, written by Rachel Etter (who is also editor of http://www.mininginmalawi.com… 704 more words

Malawian Government