Global Witness Announces Last Chance to Fix DRC Oil Bill… 14th January 2014 The Democratic Republic of Congo’s lower house of parliament, the National Assembly, has begun to debate a new oil bill which has been criticised by campaigners, MPs in Congo and donor governments. Global Witness is extremely concerned that the weak provisions of… Read More
Think Africa Press – Why Changing Congo’s Proposed Oil Legislation Should Be Top of the Bill – Transparency, Virunga, Future Generations!
Oil legislation proposed in Democratic Republic of Congo could facilitate future corruption and lead to environmental damage in one of Africa’s most diverse and fragile national parks. Article | 24 September 2013 – 3:52pm | By Jamie Pickering A controversial hydrocarbons bill, concerning the management of planned oil production expansion in the Democratic Republic… Read More
Oil Companies, Spot the Difference: Who is Willing to take Unacceptable Shortcuts in Virunga?
Spot the Difference: Who is Willing to take Unacceptable Shortcuts in Virunga? Extract from Bannon, Ian and Paul Collier book on Natural Resources and Violent Conflict: Options and Actions, “Chapter 8 – Attracting Reputable Companies to Risky Environments: Petroleum and Mining Companies” . By John Bray Historically, junior companies have been more willing than major… Read More