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Only last week the Centre of Research of Multinational Co-operations (SOMO) confirmed the conclusions of an investigation into the bad practices of Fairtrade in the West-African cocoa industry, published in ZAM five years ago. A week earlier, the Better Care Network of international charities launched a call to stop ‘voluntourism’ in the ‘orphan industry’. Anas Aremeyah Anas' story The Orphanage Industrial Complex, written for ZAM by in 2015, is an early testimony of bad practices finally being tackled. And the list goes on.
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