Congo oil project obtained by ‘corruption risk’ magnate threatens climate-critical peatland forest
Investigation reveals world’s largest tropical peatlands under threat from oil drilling by a company with close links to Republic of Congo’s ruling family
Republic of Congo’s oil-backed debt could balloon beyond IMF estimates, Global Witness reveals
Republic of Congo’s public debt could exceed $12.5 billion, adding over a third to estimates released by the IMF in July 2019 when it awarded the country its fourth multi-million dollar bailout, Global Witness reveals today.
Global Witness exposes conflict of interest in oil major Eni's Congo permits
Global Witness reveals strong evidence of high-level corruption relating to four of Italian oil giant Eni’s licences in Republic of Congo.
Revealed: major banks and investors including Barclays, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, BlackRock are pouring money into global forest destruction
A truly global picture of major financial players driving $44 billion into companies involved in deforestation
Strict safeguards crucial for new Central African Forests Initiative partnership that could threaten the Congo’s peatland
Call on the Central African Forests Initiative to ensure strict conditions and safeguards in its new partnership
Luxury-loving Congo President’s son received over $50 million from public treasury
Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso, son of the kleptocratic President of Republic of Congo, appears to have stolen over $50 million of state funds to fund his lavish lifestyle.
Global Witness comment on IMF decision to grant bailout to Republic of Congo
The IMF’s decision to grant Republic of Congo another bailout is a concerning case of institutional amnesia and undermines the Fund’s renewed anti-corruption drive.
Trump Organization profited from tainted money used to buy an apartment at Trump’s flagship hotel in New York City
First daughter of the Republic of Congo used millions of dollars of apparently stolen Congolese state funds to buy a luxury apartment at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York City, a new Global Witness investigation exposes.
London-listed oil company SOCO dumps Republic of Congo asset under highly questionable circumstances
London Stock Exchange-listed SOCO International disposed of one of its last Sub-Saharan Africa assets, a Republic of Congo oil block, in a deal that breaches Congolese law and appears to make no commercial sense, a new Global Witness investigation reveals.
Eni past or current staff under investigation in Republic of Congo corruption probe rises to four out of five
Italian oil giant Eni today confirmed that Maria Paduano, a founding director of opaque company World Natural Resources, is a current Eni employee. This brings the count of current or past Eni staff under an Italian investigation in a Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville) corruption probe to four out of five.
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