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South African anti-mining activist brutally murdered

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Eastern Cape police in South Africa are investigating a case of murder following the assassination of a Wild Coast anti-mining committee leader at his home. Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe, chairman of the Amadiba Crisis Committee, was shot eight times in the head in Lurholweni on Tuesday night.  The committee has been fighting against titanium mining in the area. Police spokesman, Captain ...

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Concern over spate of environmental activists’ murder

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Expert on indigenous rights demands consumers boycott ‘blood-tainted’ products from land grabs amid weak state response, Alex Pashley reports for Climate Home, a part of The Guardian Environment Network The killings of indigenous activists in Honduras signal a growing “epidemic” around the world, a UN envoy has declared. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, urged governments to give ...

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Honduran activist, Berta Cáceres, murdered

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Berta Cáceres, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner, was on Wednesday night murdered in her home. Her assassins reportedly waited until well after dark before breaking into the house where she slept. During her lifetime, the late Ms Cáceres rallied her fellow indigenous Lenca people of Honduras and waged a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to ...

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