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"Africa's minerals, precious stones and other commodities should have brought better lives for African people. But for decades these trades have funded and fuelled some of the continent's most brutal wars. More... read more
[French version available here] The European Union is failing to stifle a deadly trade in conflict minerals, a coalition of rights groups including Global Witness and Amnesty International warned today, weeks before new... read more
World leaders gathering in London today to discuss measures to protect endangered wildlife must focus on preserving rainforest habitats as one of the best ways of stopping poaching, said Global Witness today. The UK... read more
Click here for Global Witness comment Section 1502 rule Global Witness initial response to SEC vote on Dodd Frank rules Follow the conversation on #DoddFrank Global Witness welcomes the long-overdue vote on... read more
READ THE PRESS RELEASE READ THE REPORT Read the "Citizens checklist" aimed at preventing corruption in the award of oil, gas and mining licences. Lire la « Liste de vérification à l’attention des citoyens » en français... read more
BBC News - French appeals court reopens African assets case read more
New report, Undue Diligence, names some of the major banks who have done business with corrupt regimes. By accepting these customers, banks are assisting those who are using state assets to enrich themselves or... read more
Downloads  High Court blocks bid by Congo...ecret” payments  The Judgment read more
The son of the president of Republic of Congo appears to have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of money that may derive from sales of state oil on lavish designer shopping sprees in Paris, Marbella and Dubai,... read more
The international Publish What You Pay Coalition (PWYP) condemns the judicial harassment of the foremost anti-corruption activists in Congo-Brazzaville, Brice Mackosso and Christian Mounzéo, as a politically-motivated... read more
The international Publish What You Pay coalition is deeply concerned by the arrest in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) of two prominent campaigners against corruption and human rights abuses, Christian Mounzeo and... read more
The Publish What You Pay coalition is concerned that the International Monetary Fund has given the green light for the Republic of Congo to take another step towards major debt relief, even though the government’s own... read more
Global Witness Press Release 29 July 2005 Investigations by Global Witness have discovered that according to Lebanese Customs data, Lebanon imported rough diamonds worth US$156 million from the Republic of Congo (ROC... read more
[French version available here] The European Union is failing to stifle a deadly trade in conflict minerals, a coalition of rights groups including Global Witness and Amnesty International warned today, weeks before new... read more
World leaders gathering in London today to discuss measures to protect endangered wildlife must focus on preserving rainforest habitats as one of the best ways of stopping poaching, said Global Witness today. The UK... read more
The international Publish What You Pay Coalition (PWYP) condemns the judicial harassment of the foremost anti-corruption activists in Congo-Brazzaville, Brice Mackosso and Christian Mounzéo, as a politically-motivated... read more
The international Publish What You Pay coalition is deeply concerned by the arrest in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) of two prominent campaigners against corruption and human rights abuses, Christian Mounzeo and... read more
The Publish What You Pay coalition is concerned that the International Monetary Fund has given the green light for the Republic of Congo to take another step towards major debt relief, even though the government’s own... read more
Global Witness Press Release 29 July 2005 Investigations by Global Witness have discovered that according to Lebanese Customs data, Lebanon imported rough diamonds worth US$156 million from the Republic of Congo (ROC... read more
READ THE PRESS RELEASE READ THE REPORT Read the "Citizens checklist" aimed at preventing corruption in the award of oil, gas and mining licences. Lire la « Liste de vérification à l’attention des citoyens » en français... read more
New report, Undue Diligence, names some of the major banks who have done business with corrupt regimes. By accepting these customers, banks are assisting those who are using state assets to enrich themselves or... read more
"Africa's minerals, precious stones and other commodities should have brought better lives for African people. But for decades these trades have funded and fuelled some of the continent's most brutal wars. More... read more
BBC News - French appeals court reopens African assets case read more
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