As EU moves to secure its supply of transition minerals, a rush for lithium is fuelling corruption and harming communities in Africa
A Global Witness investigation links three lithium mines in Zimbabwe, Namibia and DRC with major corruption red flags and allegations of human and environmental rights violations.
ITSCI is unwilling to address failures of its due diligence scheme - companies must now pressure it to take strong action
In its public response, ITSCI fails to adequately address any of the problems raised in our investigation
DRC: Apple, Tesla & Intel may source “conflict minerals” through failing responsible mineral scheme
Companies including Apple, Tesla and Intel are relying on a supply chain due diligence scheme that is used to launder conflict minerals from DRC, new evidence suggests
As global interest in DR Congo’s lithium deposits soars, the industry could be “seriously undermined” by governance, environmental and social risks – investigation
Communities and the DRC could lose out unless companies and investors disclose key information on the deals and people behind them, and address environmental risks
Major dam project in one of Africa’s oldest national parks could breach Congolese law and threatens forests and biodiversity in DRC, with Chinese dam-builder backed by international investors
New analysis shows how the Sombwe Dam project in DRC threatens tropical forests, rare species and conservation efforts in Upemba National Park
Shell and Eni lose rights to scandal plagued Nigerian oil licence as corruption trials continue
Campaigners today applauded President Buhari's insistence that the oil field could not be developed until corruption cases had concluded
Congolese PR firm with links to former president behind smear campaign targeting Global Witness and partners, investigation suggests
We have uncovered links between a politically-connected PR firm in DRC and an online smear campaign launched following the publication of a joint report with the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa
Global Witness welcomes the reversal of US sanctions reprieve granted to mining magnate Dan Gertler
Global Witness welcomes the positive step taken by the Biden administration to revoke the special licence granted to Dan Gertler in the waning days of the Trump presidency, which allowed him to resume business activities with US entities for a year and unfroze his assets in the US
A statement from Global Witness on the judgement handed down to Congolese whistleblowers, Gradi Koko Lobanga and Navy Malela Mawani, in relation to their involvement in providing information used in investigations carried out by PPLAAF and Global Witness
We stand with our partners, the Platform for the Protection of Whistleblowers in Africa, and Congolese civil society in calling on the DRC government to intervene to overturn this flawed and partial judicial process
Global Witness stands in solidarity with Congolese whistleblowers speaking out against alleged international money laundering network
Today, two Congolese whistleblowers formerly employed at Afriland First Bank have revealed their identities and their stories publicly for the first time. Their testimonial and the documents they shared with the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF) and Global Witness formed the basis of an investigation carried out jointly and published in July 2020, Undermining Sanctions.
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