Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Greek Elections: Has Hope Arrived in Greece?

After weeks of hype and hubbub, Greece’s Coalition of the Radical Left, SYRIZA, secured a majority in parliament and an opportunity to make good on its campaign promises to “open a way to hope” (the party’s motto) and to roll back many of the more onerous terms of Greece’s austerity measures. Alexis Tsipras, the country’s…

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Do Ugandan Mining Companies Ignore the Social License to Operate? Reflecting on Community Perspectives

During a recent civil society consultative meeting held in Karamoja sub-region in North Eastern Uganda to discuss with locals the review of mining law and policy in Uganda, participants from the community made cynical statements about mining operations in the region: One participant stated; “As we talk here trucks and trucks ferry marble and the people of…

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