Mega deal between Gécamines and Chinese state-owned company CNMC for one of DRC’s flagship copper mines could be leaving the country short-changed
An $800 million deal for one of Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) flagship copper mines risks leaving the country short-changed, Global Witness reveals
Global Witness and PPLAAF condemn vexatious criminal complaint targeted at our joint investigation on Dan Gertler, ‘Undermining Sanctions'
Global Witness and the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF) today condemn a criminal complaint that has been filed in France by Afriland First Bank in connection with our joint investigation, Undermining Sanctions, which was released yesterday.
Controversial billionaire Dan Gertler appears to have used suspected international money laundering network to dodge US sanctions and acquire new mining assets in DRC
A new joint investigation by Global Witness and PPLAAF uncovers evidence indicating controversial mining magnate Dan Gertler used an international money laundering network to attempt to evade US sanctions and continue doing business in DRC
Global Witness welcomes Swiss criminal investigation into Glencore
This is the third jurisdiction that is examining the London-listed commodities giant. The fact that Glencore is now being investigated on its home turf reinforces the intensifying scrutiny faced by the company
New gold refinery in DRC links a senior employee of Erik Prince’s security firm to a close associate of ex-President Joseph Kabila and a reported gold smuggler, Global Witness reveals
A new gold refinery in DRC links a senior employee of Erik Prince’s security firm to a close associate of ex-President Joseph Kabila, and a reported gold smuggler
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
Global Witness welcomes investigation into Glencore by US commodities regulator
The investigation by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is another promising step towards holding Glencore to account for its suspect dealings and showing that this corporate behemoth is not above the law.
Congolese General sanctioned by U.S. and EU for human rights abuses is trading in illegal logging permits over DRC’s climate-critical forests, Global Witness reveals
A notorious Congolese army officer illegally traded timber licences in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the run-up to disputed presidential elections at the end of last year, Global Witness reveals today.
Ten European companies could be importing illegal Congo timber worth millions to the EU, new Global Witness investigation reveals
As well as wreaking havoc on climate-critical rainforests, this could be a direct breach of the European Union Timber Regulation.
Oil rights in Salonga National Park could be null and void, Global Witness analysis reveals
An opaque Guernsey-owned company’s oil rights threatening a protected national park in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could be null and void, according to our legal analysis
Press releases and resources for journalists from Global Witness. For general media enquiries please call + 44 (0) 7912 517 127 or email [email protected] For enquiries about our EU campaigns please contact +32 487 80 31 61.