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简体中文 For immediate release New law represents a major victory after decade and a half campaign The EU has today agreed ground-breaking new rules forcing oil, gas, mining and logging companies to publish details of the... read more
简体中文 As oil production resumes in South Sudan this week, Global Witness is calling on the government to implement the transparency measures passed as part of oil legislation last year and to clarify recent reports of... read more
To read in English, click here. L’Italia deve garantire l’evidenza di tali pagamenti in conformità alla nuova direttiva sulla trasparenza Secondo gli atti di un caso recentemente al vaglio della High Court del Regno... read more
To read about Shell's alleged meeting with Etete, click here. Leggi in italiano Italy must ensure new Transparency Directive reveals such payments Proceedings in a recent UK High Court case have revealed that Italian... read more
To read about ENI's alleged meetings with Etete, click here.  Meanwhile Shell attempts to weaken laws that will reveal such payments Proceedings in a recent UK High Court case have revealed that Royal Dutch Shell... read more
Norwegian state-owned oil company Statoil has formally distanced itself from a U.S. oil industry lawsuit that seeks to scrap a landmark transparency and anti-corruption law established in the United States.  The... read more
Click here to read in English. Voor onmiddellijke publicatie Het schandaal rond een Nigeriaanse oliedeal, waarbij Shell en het Italiaanse bedrijf Eni betrokken zijn, en waarbij een bedrag van 1,1 miljard US dollar werd... read more
Klik hier om te lezen in het nederlands. For immediate release As the scandal grows around a Nigerian oil deal involving Shell and Italian firm Eni who made a US$1.1 billion payment that ended up in the accounts of a... read more
Shareholders of London-listed Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation will meet on Friday 28 December to vote on a $550 million deal aimed at buying out its main copper-and-cobalt mining partner in the Democratic... read more
Global Witness welcomes the public response of the Ministry of Mines to our Copper Bottomed? report on Afghanistan’s biggest private investment and the country’s first major extractives agreement – the 2008 Aynak copper... read more
For Immediate Release Bloomberg and Reuters news agencies have reported that the International Monetary Fund has halted its loan programme with the Democratic Republic of Congo because of concerns over transparency in... read more
简体中文 Amid reports of endemic corruption, escalating security concerns, and delays restarting crude oil production, South Sudan’s new oil laws offer grounds to be optimistic about the prospects for development and... read more
Global Witness available for comment The first official analysis of the “Kabul Bank Crisis” of 2010 reveals an urgent need for reform in the international banking system, said Global Witness today. The “Report of the... read more
To read the full report, click here. 简体中文 برای دانلود متن کامل گزارش، اینجا را کلیک کنید په پښــــــــتو ژبه د راپور لنډیز د لوستلو لپاره دغه ځای کلیک کړی Afghanistan’s biggest mining deal has major implications for... read more
په پښــــــــتو ژبه د راپور لنډیز د لوستلو لپاره دغه ځای کلیک کړی برای دانلود متن کامل گزارش، اینجا را کلیک کنید د نړيوال شاهد يا (Global Witness)   په وینا،  د افغانستان د تر ټولو لوی کان استخراج کولای... read more
简体中文 For immediate release New law represents a major victory after decade and a half campaign The EU has today agreed ground-breaking new rules forcing oil, gas, mining and logging companies to publish details of the... read more
简体中文 As oil production resumes in South Sudan this week, Global Witness is calling on the government to implement the transparency measures passed as part of oil legislation last year and to clarify recent reports of... read more
To read in English, click here. L’Italia deve garantire l’evidenza di tali pagamenti in conformità alla nuova direttiva sulla trasparenza Secondo gli atti di un caso recentemente al vaglio della High Court del Regno... read more
To read about Shell's alleged meeting with Etete, click here. Leggi in italiano Italy must ensure new Transparency Directive reveals such payments Proceedings in a recent UK High Court case have revealed that Italian... read more
To read about ENI's alleged meetings with Etete, click here.  Meanwhile Shell attempts to weaken laws that will reveal such payments Proceedings in a recent UK High Court case have revealed that Royal Dutch Shell... read more
Norwegian state-owned oil company Statoil has formally distanced itself from a U.S. oil industry lawsuit that seeks to scrap a landmark transparency and anti-corruption law established in the United States.  The... read more
Click here to read in English. Voor onmiddellijke publicatie Het schandaal rond een Nigeriaanse oliedeal, waarbij Shell en het Italiaanse bedrijf Eni betrokken zijn, en waarbij een bedrag van 1,1 miljard US dollar werd... read more
Klik hier om te lezen in het nederlands. For immediate release As the scandal grows around a Nigerian oil deal involving Shell and Italian firm Eni who made a US$1.1 billion payment that ended up in the accounts of a... read more
Shareholders of London-listed Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation will meet on Friday 28 December to vote on a $550 million deal aimed at buying out its main copper-and-cobalt mining partner in the Democratic... read more
Global Witness welcomes the public response of the Ministry of Mines to our Copper Bottomed? report on Afghanistan’s biggest private investment and the country’s first major extractives agreement – the 2008 Aynak copper... read more
For Immediate Release Bloomberg and Reuters news agencies have reported that the International Monetary Fund has halted its loan programme with the Democratic Republic of Congo because of concerns over transparency in... read more
简体中文 Amid reports of endemic corruption, escalating security concerns, and delays restarting crude oil production, South Sudan’s new oil laws offer grounds to be optimistic about the prospects for development and... read more
Global Witness available for comment The first official analysis of the “Kabul Bank Crisis” of 2010 reveals an urgent need for reform in the international banking system, said Global Witness today. The “Report of the... read more
To read the full report, click here. 简体中文 برای دانلود متن کامل گزارش، اینجا را کلیک کنید په پښــــــــتو ژبه د راپور لنډیز د لوستلو لپاره دغه ځای کلیک کړی Afghanistan’s biggest mining deal has major implications for... read more
په پښــــــــتو ژبه د راپور لنډیز د لوستلو لپاره دغه ځای کلیک کړی برای دانلود متن کامل گزارش، اینجا را کلیک کنید د نړيوال شاهد يا (Global Witness)   په وینا،  د افغانستان د تر ټولو لوی کان استخراج کولای... read more
Glencore, the world’s largest commodities trader, enriched a friend of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s president by tens of millions of dollars and protected his interests as it gained control of one of Africa’s... read more
Click here to read the report. Global Witness and Integrity Watch Afghanistan today called on the Afghan government – and candidates in the country’s Presidential election – to commit to stronger protections against... read more
Lire en français The Democratic Republic of Congo has struck a deal to buy back oil rights from a secretive offshore company for a sum likely to be hundreds of times the price the company paid several years earlier,... read more
Shareholders of London-listed Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation will meet on Friday 28 December to vote on a $550 million deal aimed at buying out its main copper-and-cobalt mining partner in the Democratic... read more
Global Witness welcomes the public response of the Ministry of Mines to our Copper Bottomed? report on Afghanistan’s biggest private investment and the country’s first major extractives agreement – the 2008 Aynak copper... read more
As the Democratic Republic of Congo begins the process of revising its mining and oil codes, Global Witness has published its recommendations on how the codes could best ensure transparent and accountable management of... read more
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