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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
برای دانلود متن کامل گزارش، اینجا را کلیک کنید په پښــــــــتو ژبه د راپور لنډیز د لوستلو لپاره دغه ځای کلیک کړی چیزی را که امروز نهاد گلوبل ویتنس بیان می نماید اینست که،  بزرگترین قرارداد استخراج معدن افغانستان می... read more
Русская версия здесь Updated 7 December 2012 Maxim Bakiyev appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London today in relation to extradition proceedings filed by the United States regarding an ongoing insider... read more
New information suggests that the US$1.1 billion paid by Shell and the Italian energy company ENI for a Nigerian oil block could fall foul of anti-corruption legislation and highlights the urgent need for strong... read more
Cliquez ici pour lire en français 简体中文 The Financial Times has published serious corruption allegations relating to the confiscation of half of one of the world’s biggest iron ore concessions and its granting to a... read more
The international board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) made partial progress to strengthen the initiative during its meeting in Lusaka, Zambia on October 25-26th.  While the EITI Board... read more
Today’s edition of the UK’s Daily Mail has reported that FTSE 100 miner ENRC has “resolved not to buy mineral rights via controversial middlemen who campaign groups say pose an appearance or risk of corruption”. The... read more
The Afghan government has made a landmark advance in mineral sector transparency, enabling the Afghan people to see and scrutinize the deals negotiated on their behalf. Over the last week, it has published in full the... read more
For immediate release: October 11, 2012 Global Witness is outraged by a lawsuit filed by the American Petroleum Institute (API), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others to gut Section 1504, an important anti-corruption... 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
Sudan and South Sudan’s new oil deal fails to guarantee citizens the basic information they need to hold their governments accountable for the vast amounts of money involved, said Global Witness today. After several... read more
简体中文 Brendan O'Donnell, Head of Oil Campaign, Global Witness speak to VOA Global Witness welcome today’s European Parliamentary committee vote requiring that EU oil, gas, mining and timber companies publish... 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
برای دانلود متن کامل گزارش، اینجا را کلیک کنید په پښــــــــتو ژبه د راپور لنډیز د لوستلو لپاره دغه ځای کلیک کړی چیزی را که امروز نهاد گلوبل ویتنس بیان می نماید اینست که،  بزرگترین قرارداد استخراج معدن افغانستان می... read more
Русская версия здесь Updated 7 December 2012 Maxim Bakiyev appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London today in relation to extradition proceedings filed by the United States regarding an ongoing insider... read more
New information suggests that the US$1.1 billion paid by Shell and the Italian energy company ENI for a Nigerian oil block could fall foul of anti-corruption legislation and highlights the urgent need for strong... read more
Cliquez ici pour lire en français 简体中文 The Financial Times has published serious corruption allegations relating to the confiscation of half of one of the world’s biggest iron ore concessions and its granting to a... read more
The international board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) made partial progress to strengthen the initiative during its meeting in Lusaka, Zambia on October 25-26th.  While the EITI Board... read more
Today’s edition of the UK’s Daily Mail has reported that FTSE 100 miner ENRC has “resolved not to buy mineral rights via controversial middlemen who campaign groups say pose an appearance or risk of corruption”. The... read more
The Afghan government has made a landmark advance in mineral sector transparency, enabling the Afghan people to see and scrutinize the deals negotiated on their behalf. Over the last week, it has published in full the... read more
For immediate release: October 11, 2012 Global Witness is outraged by a lawsuit filed by the American Petroleum Institute (API), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others to gut Section 1504, an important anti-corruption... 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
Sudan and South Sudan’s new oil deal fails to guarantee citizens the basic information they need to hold their governments accountable for the vast amounts of money involved, said Global Witness today. After several... read more
简体中文 Brendan O'Donnell, Head of Oil Campaign, Global Witness speak to VOA Global Witness welcome today’s European Parliamentary committee vote requiring that EU oil, gas, mining and timber companies publish... read more
For immediate release: 27 Oct 2014 South Sudan’s first post-independence oil deal is high-risk and in urgent need of further scrutiny, according to a new Global Witness report released today. The seven month... 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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