DEC 13, 2012: EU joint resolution on DRC, putting oil concessions in Virunga NP on the political agenda

On December 12th  the European Parliament presented a joint resolution on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The motion was adopted by the European Parliament on December 13th.   This joint resolution, supported by more than 50 European parliamentarians, expresses its strong concern at the deterioration in the DR Congo and impacts… Read More

SEP 22, 2012: “We’ll see whether we’ll respect the park or not” says Hydrocarbon Minister about Virunga

Congo could allow oil exploitation By Jonny Hogg KINSHASA (Reuters) – The Democratic Republic of Congo will allow exploration work inside Africa’s oldest national park if significant oil deposits are found there, the country’s hydrocarbons minister said on Saturday. Congo is keen to expand its underdeveloped oil sector, which currently produces only 26,000 barrels a… Read More