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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…

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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…

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

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