Oil companies and Kenyan civil society groups debate the future of the region.
1,000+ mining companies endorse mandatory disclosures of payments to governments.
The chair of the Africa Progress Panel, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, has pushed back on an oil industry attack against the landmark US Dodd-Frank Act oil and mining payment disclosure provision. In an op-ed in today’s New York Times, Annan said the lawsuit launched by the American Petroleum Institute against the US Securities […]
Emily Greenspan is an extractive industries policy and advocacy advisor with Oxfam America. Recent statements from the Peruvian government do not bode well for implementation of Peru’s new Indigenous Peoples Consultation Law (Consultation Law). The landmark law, passed in 2011 and now being implemented, requires the Peruvian government to consult indigenous peoples affected directly by […]
Taxpayers receive zero benefits from federal lands gold mining
Ghana’s next government must focus on completing the job of constructing a transparent and accountable system for managing the oil and gas sector.
Advances in rhetoric must be matched by practice
Civil society input from resource-rich countries cited by SEC
Peru’s long-simmering mining-related social conflicts blew up again last week in the southern province of Espinar, where police shot and killed two local community members who were protesting for greater benefits from giant Swiss mining company Xstrata. As I’ve written previously, Peru has been beset by such conflicts for more than 10 years, as high […]