AfricaProgressPanel Members Request Inclusion of Environment-Transparency Safeguards in DRC Oil Bill

Africa Progress Panel, and activist organizations such as Global Witness, request the postponement of the parliamentary vote on DRC oil bill and the inclusion of strong environmental safeguards and anti-corruption law. Chaired by Kofi Annan, the ten-member Africa Progress Panel advocates at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development in Africa. In this article… Read More

DRC Prime Minister visit to Goma: local organizations express concerns over oil exploration in Virunga NP

Last week Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo visited Nord-Kivu to assess the region’s security and take the pulse of the situation on the ground. During his visit to Goma, human rights and environmental organizations shared their views with the Prime Minister on security and pointed to the risks of oil exploration in the Virunga National… Read More

Platform London: A Lake of Oil … Conflict, Pollution and Poverty in the Great Lakes

One of the many lakes with Oil…lessons to be learnt… A Lake of Oil: Congo’s contracts escalate conflict, pollution & poverty May 17, 2010 • 5:06 pm A Lake of Oil analyses confidential oil contracts held by UK companies Tullow and Heritage in the Democratic Republic of Congo that were leaked by Platform, revealing the… Read More