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Revelations in the Financial Times on 16th April have underlined concerns, first raised by Global Witness two years ago, that senior officials in Angola have attempted to make private profits from the impoverished... read more
Revelations in the Financial Times on 16th April have underlined concerns, first raised by Global Witness two years ago, that senior officials in Angola have attempted to make private profits from the impoverished... read more
Global Witness has obtained Gaddafi-era documents that detail the mismanagement of millions of dollars of Libyan oil revenues and highlight murky practices by Libya's state-owned National Oil Company (NOC).  ... read more
Lire en français The recently-elected parliament of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the new government, should make wide-ranging changes to how mineral, oil and forest resources are managed, said Global Witness in... read more
Lire en français Global Witness reveals previously unpublished exploration permitsA London-listed FTSE250 oil company, SOCO International, has announced plans to press ahead with oil exploration in Africa’s oldest... read more
(Paris, February 27, 2012) – UNESCO’s governing executive board should abolish a prize named after and funded by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea at its upcoming meeting, seven civil society... read more
Washington, DC – Anti-poverty groups and supporters of financial transparency today urged the oil industry to drop its attacks on a new law that will reduce corruption and reveal the money trail between industry and... read more
The African Union, China, and western governments must push for an immediate resolution to the ongoing oil dispute between Sudan and South Sudan, said Global Witness today. The call comes as the two sides resume talks... read more
READ THE REPORT More transparency is needed in the oil, gas and mining industries to prevent the international scramble for Africa’s natural resources from fuelling still deeper corruption and instability, according to... read more
Proposals to Amend Foreign Bribery Law Could Significantly Undermine Human Rights, Commerce, U.S. Standing in the World WASHINGTON, DC – More than 30 civil society and business groups, including human rights and... read more
For immediate release  Cambodia: Revise or Abandon Draft NGO Law Donors Should Insist on Protections for Civil Society (Bangkok, December 22, 2011) – Donors, who provide approximately half of Cambodia’s national... read more
Afghanistan and its donors have taken an important step in making sure the country’s vast potential mineral wealth translates into development by recognising the importance of transparency and accountability in the... read more
Global Witness applauds Representatives Maloney (D-NY), Frank (D-MA) and Lynch (D-MA) for introducing legislation that would tackle corporate secrecy. If passed into law, the Incorporation Transparency and Law... read more
Marrakesh - Today 140 governments acknowledged systemic failures in the controls that should stop banks taking dictators’ money, in a move welcomed by anti-corruption campaigners Global Witness and Sherpa. The... read more
The European Commission took a vital step on Tuesday towards helping millions of people in poor countries to benefit from their natural resources by proposing legislation requiring EU-based oil, gas, mining and timber... read more
Revelations in the Financial Times on 16th April have underlined concerns, first raised by Global Witness two years ago, that senior officials in Angola have attempted to make private profits from the impoverished... read more
Revelations in the Financial Times on 16th April have underlined concerns, first raised by Global Witness two years ago, that senior officials in Angola have attempted to make private profits from the impoverished... read more
Global Witness has obtained Gaddafi-era documents that detail the mismanagement of millions of dollars of Libyan oil revenues and highlight murky practices by Libya's state-owned National Oil Company (NOC).  ... read more
Lire en français The recently-elected parliament of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the new government, should make wide-ranging changes to how mineral, oil and forest resources are managed, said Global Witness in... read more
Lire en français Global Witness reveals previously unpublished exploration permitsA London-listed FTSE250 oil company, SOCO International, has announced plans to press ahead with oil exploration in Africa’s oldest... read more
(Paris, February 27, 2012) – UNESCO’s governing executive board should abolish a prize named after and funded by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea at its upcoming meeting, seven civil society... read more
Washington, DC – Anti-poverty groups and supporters of financial transparency today urged the oil industry to drop its attacks on a new law that will reduce corruption and reveal the money trail between industry and... read more
The African Union, China, and western governments must push for an immediate resolution to the ongoing oil dispute between Sudan and South Sudan, said Global Witness today. The call comes as the two sides resume talks... read more
READ THE REPORT More transparency is needed in the oil, gas and mining industries to prevent the international scramble for Africa’s natural resources from fuelling still deeper corruption and instability, according to... read more
Proposals to Amend Foreign Bribery Law Could Significantly Undermine Human Rights, Commerce, U.S. Standing in the World WASHINGTON, DC – More than 30 civil society and business groups, including human rights and... read more
For immediate release  Cambodia: Revise or Abandon Draft NGO Law Donors Should Insist on Protections for Civil Society (Bangkok, December 22, 2011) – Donors, who provide approximately half of Cambodia’s national... read more
Afghanistan and its donors have taken an important step in making sure the country’s vast potential mineral wealth translates into development by recognising the importance of transparency and accountability in the... read more
Global Witness applauds Representatives Maloney (D-NY), Frank (D-MA) and Lynch (D-MA) for introducing legislation that would tackle corporate secrecy. If passed into law, the Incorporation Transparency and Law... read more
Marrakesh - Today 140 governments acknowledged systemic failures in the controls that should stop banks taking dictators’ money, in a move welcomed by anti-corruption campaigners Global Witness and Sherpa. The... read more
The European Commission took a vital step on Tuesday towards helping millions of people in poor countries to benefit from their natural resources by proposing legislation requiring EU-based oil, gas, mining and timber... 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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