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New Oxfam Report on Tullow Oil's FPIC implementation in Turkana, Kenya

Oxfam in Kenya has just launched a new report today: Testing Community Consent: Tullow Oil project in Kenya. The study looks at implementation of the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) standard for the Tullow Oil project in Turkana, Kenya. FPIC is a requirement for this project thanks to an…


Added by Julie Kim on November 8, 2017 at 21:00 — No Comments

Troubled waters: Artisanal mining and livelihoods in Ghana

Fishing boats on the Pra River in southern Ghana, which has been polluted by nearby mining projects. (Photo: Julie Kim / Oxfam)

The problems with artisanal mining in Ghana are well-known, and I saw them first-hand. What’s missing in finding a solution?

This is the image I saw as soon as I got out of the car. We had just arrived in one of the coastal communities of Shama District in the Western Region of Ghana. As I looked around, I saw rows of fishing boats and canoes bobbing in milky brown water with men waist deep unloading their fishing catches from the boats. Nothing…


Added by Julie Kim on August 30, 2016 at 18:47 — 2 Comments


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