For over 30 years, oil reserves in the territory of Muanda, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have been exploited. Far from being a windfall for the socio-economic development of the area, oil extraction has had many significant impacts: pollution of water, air, soil, destruction of food crops, depletion of fish resources. . “Oil in Muanda:… Read More
“Addicted to oil”: Will Virunga be the next victim?
Will Virunga be the next victim? Addicted to oil – Global Witness on Al Jazeera’s Empire 8th July 2010 The world is addicted to oil – and it is running out. With worldwide demand outstripping supply, Global Witness Founding Director Simon Taylor appears on Al Jazeera’s Empire to discuss the environmental and social consequences failing to address… Read More
SOCO’s statement on incident Virunga
SOCO’s PRESS STATEMENT Statement on the Helicopter Incident/Virunga National Park on 15th June 2012 “SOCO International PLC is aware of the situation that took place yesterday (15th June) in Nyakakoma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We would like to make it very clear that no employees or associates were involved and we are in… Read More
Virunga: What if the world paid attention before it was too late?
369 oil spills a year – one per day…. We are looking at a time bomb Fire power against fire power SWEET CRUDE: A FILM ABOUT THE NIGER DELTA In a small corner of the most populous country in Africa, billions of dollars of crude oil flow under the feet of a desperate people. Immense… Read More