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Pension and Endowment Funds Linked to Conflict-Plagued Oil Palm in DRC

In Nicaragua, Supplying Beef to the U.S. Comes at a High Human Cost


  • PNGi

    For more than 25 years Rimbunan Hijau has dominated the logging industry in Papua New Guinea; so much so that the name ‘RH’ has become ‘popularly synonymous not just with the problems of the logging sector but with corruption and anti- Chinese sentiments in general’. ...

  • Americas Program

    David Bacon and Anuradha Mittal

    During the Trump administration, the U.S. deported an average of 275,725 people per year, almost the same number of workers — 257,667 — brought by growers last year to labor in U.S. fields. Contract laborers on H2-A visas now make up is a tenth of the U.S.’s total agricultural workforce — an increase of...

  • TimesLIVE

    SA’s involvement in the business, which is accused of human rights violations, is described as ‘highly inappropriate’

    Bobby Jordan
    Senior reporter

    The South African Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) is invested in a Congolese palm oil business linked to human rights abuses and land expropriation.

  • A selection on front page newspaper coverage in Sri Lankan media from March 9 - 10, 2021
  • VivAfrik

    Les communautés de Lokutu, Yaligimba et Boteka subissent toujours de plein fouet les affres de la faim et de la pauvreté mais aussi sont victimes des atteintes graves liés aux droits humains et à l’environnement. Ces communautés ont été déplacées par les autorités coloniales belges en 1911 pour établir des plantations de palmiers à huile.

  • Connecticut Post

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua’s Indigenous groups complained Thursday to the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights about land takeovers and killings that have hit the Miskito and Mayangna communities on the country’s Caribbean coast.

    The commission, which is part of the Organization of American States, held the hearing by...