April 13, 2021

Change in Eritrea?

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By Joanna Ewart-James, From Freedom United News last week signaling what might be the beginning of the end of mass forced conscript labor in Eritrea is an unprecedented, if uncertain, development. This system, which leaves the majority of the population indefinitely trapped, sometimes in the private economy, puts any company investing in the country at considerable […]

Canada to create overseas mining watchdog early in 2018

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By Reuters Staff From Reuters (Reuters) – Ottawa plans early next year to create an independent office to oversee Canadian mining, oil and gas companies’ activities abroad, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, a move that environmental and human rights groups have long demanded. The office would have both an “advisory and robust investigative mandate,” […]