Global Week in Review: South African Police Lied About Marikana Shootings

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  • ICC Trial Sparks More Controversy in Kenya
  • Sudan President’s Request Sparks Outrage
  • Land Conflicts Pose Major Threat to Global Businesses
  • Africa’s Richest Woman Looks to Retail
  • Egypt Forces Launch Raid on Islamist Stronghold, Officer Killed
  • Nintendo’s Hiroshi Yamauchi Dies at 85
  • UN: “Clear and Convincing Evidence” of Syria Chemical Attack
  • 12 Years a Slave Wins Audience Award at International Film Festival
  • Navy Yard Shooting Leaves 1 Gunman, Multiple People Dead
  • Teen Girl Challenges Indian Society to Pursue Master's
  • Muslims in Montreal Protest Religious Clothing Ban
  • Major Storms Kill 53 in Mexico
  • South Korean Soldiers Fatally Shoot Man Crossing Border
  • Nigerian Community Refuses Multimillion Settlement from Shell
  • Righting the Wrecked Costa Concordia
  • Rebels and Troops Continue Deadly Fighting in Southern Philippines
  • Nigerian Police Allege Youths Retaliate, Kill Officer
  • Afghan Presidential Race Begins
  • South African Police Lied About Marikana Massacre
  • Sirleaf's Son Resigns
  • Congolese Nun Wins UN Prize for Refugee Work

Land Conflicts Pose Major Threat to Global Businesses

A new study for the U.S.-based Rights and Resources Initiative reveals that at least 31 percent of the land involved in commercial land deals in Cameroon, Mozambique, Cambodia and nine other nations in Africa, Asia and South America overlap with indigenous land claims. This finding puts a number of global businesses and the respective country’s annual economic production at a huge risk.

(Photo: AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)

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