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African Barrick Gold: Victims sign away rights under UK company complaint process

Tanzanian villagers using an internal company grievance process to raise complaints about UK mining firm African Barrick Gold (ABG) have been required to sign a confidential legal waiver, committing them to secrecy and barring them from taking part in any further actions against the company. African Barrick is a London-listed subsidiary of Barrick Gold, a Canadian company in which there is major British investment.

Vedanta chief Anil Agarwal to be probed on basis of ‘oral information’ says Minister

The Indian Central Board of Investigation (CBI) has started an inquiry against Sterlite Industries Chairman Anil Agarwal, who is also CEO of Sterlite's UK-listed parent company Vedanta, to probe alleged irregularities in the disinvestment of Hindustan Zinc Ltd on the basis of "oral information" provided by a complainant.

WoMin website launched

South African based WoMin, an alliance of groups working on women, gender and extractives industries, has launched its new website, with lots of information about peasant and working class women's struggles against destructive extractives development models.

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