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 calls for tough international response as Myanmar’s military opens fire on civilians
At least 18 people were killed across Myanmar yesterday as soldiers opened fire on peaceful protesters in the deadliest day since the military seized power in a February 1 coup
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.
Global Witness reveals fraudulent Libyan Letters of Credit money entering international financial system via London
New report and public database expose how Libyans continue to be robbed of millions of dollars of public funds through Letters of Credit fraud
Global Witness response to suspension of Myanmar from EITI in wake of military coup
Today, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) suspended Myanmar in response to the February 1st coup d’état by Myanmar’s military.
New sanctions by UK and Canada on Myanmar military leaders are a step in the right direction but international response must go further in tackling military’s finances
Global Witness is pleased to see that the UK and Canada have joined the United States in placing sanctions on the military leaders responsible for the recent coup in Myanmar. However, these targeted sanctions must be expanded to meaningfully address one of the key sources of power for Myanmar’s military: its extensive business interests.
Global Witness welcomes targeted U.S. sanctions against Myanmar military and calls on international community to follow suit
The U.S. and the international community more broadly should redouble their support to civilians, including their support to human rights defenders, civil society, independent media and vulnerable populations.
Global Witness condemns Myanmar military takeover and calls for international sanctions on military
Global Witness joins international calls for the Tatmadaw to rescind the State of Emergency and return power to the elected civilian government
Global Witness stands with Congolese and international civil society partners in denouncing easing of US sanctions against Dan Gertler
A consortium of Congolese and international organisations fighting corruption DRC denounces the license granted by the Trump administration to Dan Gertler, allowing him to conduct transactions with American entities for one year.
Global Witness statement following Myanmar elections
The NLD must use its renewed mandate from this election win as an opportunity to tackle the financial drivers of conflict, clean up the corrupt jade trade and place natural resource governance at the heart of the peace process.
Press releases and resources for journalists from Global Witness. For general media enquiries please call + 44 (0) 7912 517 127 or email [email protected]