New Report Warns of Corruption in Oil Industry

A report by the lobby group Global Witness has called for more transparency in the oil, gas and mining industries to prevent deepening corruption.

A Nigerian oil refinery.

  • Nigeria:  Report Cautions Against Deepening Corruption in Oil Sector

    The Moment, 11 February 2012

    A new report by Global Witness, an international non-governmental organisation, has warned of a high risk of corruption in natural resource contracts in Nigeria and Angola. read more »

  • Africa:  Oil Companies Lobby for Less Transparency

    Global Witness, 8 February 2012

    More transparency is needed in the oil, gas and mining industries to prevent the international scramble for Africa's natural resources from fuelling still deeper corruption and ... read more »

  • Africa:  Rigged: the Scramble for Oil, Gas and Minerals

    Global Witness, 8 February 2012

    The intensifying competition for commercial access to the world's remaining deposits of oil, gas and minerals brings with it a serious risk of exacerbating corruption and violent ... read more »

  • Africa:  Africa Must Manage the Sustainability of Its Mineral Resources - Toni Aubynn

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 20 January 2012

    The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Dr. Toni Aubynn on Wednesday called on players in the extractive industry to effectively manage the sustainability of the ... read more »

  • Africa:  Region's Tragedy - Rich in Resources but Stinking Poor

    Rwanda Focus, 16 January 2012

    At the beginning of this month, Reuters news agency predicted that Nigerian economic reforms and Kenyan general elections are some of the major events that will shake and shape the ... read more »

  • Africa:  Investment in Economies Shifting Away From Raw Materials

    Inter Press Service, 18 March 2011

    Local and foreign investment on the African continent is slowly moving away from agriculture and raw materials to manufacturing, services, communication and tourism, despite poor ... read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Landgrabbing - Legal Lease or Stolen Soil?

    Inter Press Service, 12 November 2011

    Kneeling in the middle of a sugar cane field in blistering 40 degree heat, a young boy is digging up weeds while an Indian worker stands over him to make sure he does not miss any. ... read more »