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The War Against Corruption - How Has Nigeria Fared?

31 July 2014
Corruption has grown into an art everywhere in Nigeria; a grand art with many shapes and colours and tentacles spreading in multi-dimensional directions.

Canada: Lots Of Winners In Proposed Revenue Transparency

31 July 2014
Canada's efforts in resource transparency, which will apply to fiscal years ending after June 30 2015, follow similar rules in the United States first introduced in the Dodd-Frank Act, and an amendment last year to the EU's Transparency Directive.

Civil society welcomes DRC industries' transparency move

31 July 2014
Civil society organisations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have welcomed the country’s full membership of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) earlier this month, calling it a significant step.

Uganda: 'Govt Reluctant to Sign Up for Oil Money Transparency'

30 July 2014
Wifred Ngabiirwe is the executive director of Global Rights Alert and a campaigner for good governance in Uganda's petroleum industry. She told Edward Ssekika why signing up to Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is important for Uganda.

Some mining, oil firms defy PH-EITI

29 July 2014
The government may likely come up with inaccurate reports about extractive industries in the Philippines after some oil and mining companies declined to disclose their tax payments to the PH-EITI multi-stakeholder group.

Confusion over Pathein coal plant stokes tension

29 July 2014
Civil society groups are calling for greater transparency regarding the future of a coal-fired power plant in Ayeyarwady Region’s Pathein township.

Carter Center Applauds Democratic Republic of Congo's Recognition as Member of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative; Calls for Sustained Commitment to Transparency and Accountability

29 July 2014
The Carter Center congratulates the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on becoming a full member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

‘ZMDC must value Marange diamond reserves’

28 July 2014
The Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) must value Marange diamond reserves to ensure the state is not prejudiced in joint venture deals, Zimbabwe Environment Law Association (Zela) has said.

Uganda's Hopes in Extractives Sector Lie in EITI

28 July 2014
Uganda has high expectations in the extractives sector, especially with an addition of oil and gas resource to the basket of the abundant mineral resources. However, these hopes can only be realised if the country agrees to sign up to the EITI.

Experts Seek New Approach to Tackle Nigeria's Oil Fraud

28 July 2014
International anti-corruption experts, Civil Society activists and Stakeholders in the EITI have seek new approaches including political solution to the rising fraud in the oil and other extractive industry in Nigeria.

Transparency standard backed

24 July 2014
More companies in the extractive industry have submitted waivers to the government for participation in an international revenue transparency standard, allowing authorities to look at their tax payments and credits for reporting under the initiative.

33 extractive companies agree to enhance tax transparency

24 July 2014
A stakeholders’ group said 33 mining, gas and oil companies have expressed their commitment to a transparent extractive industry by signing waivers that would allow the disclosure of their tax and royalty declarations to the government.

Oil: Experts query speedy award of contracts

24 July 2014
Some energy experts say they are worried over Parliament’s speedy passage and granting of contracts signed for the operation of oil blocks in Ghana.

Avoiding Resource Curse in Oil, Gas Sector

24 July 2014
Despite its riches in resources, a report by the World Bank shows that African mineral riches have done little to improve the lot of the poverty-stricken population. This begs a pertinent question, what went wrong with Africa?

Survey indicates fiscal indiscipline in states

24 July 2014
The financial statements of, and audit reports of states have revealed fiscal indiscipline, according to the Head, Technical Unit on Governance & Anti Corruption Reforms (TUGAR), Ms. Lilian Ekeanyanwu.
24 July 2014
Funcionarios del gobierno mexicano discuten implementacion del Estandar EITI
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PHL may not make it to EITI as mining firms sit on disclocures, says lead group

23 July 2014
Getting the Philippines on board a global coalition on extractive industries is proving to be quite a challenge especially when it comes to meeting international standards on reporting revenues, taxes and royalties.

NEITI: State Govts Misappropriating Public Funds with Dubious Laws

23 July 2014
A mapping and scoping survey of anti-corruption and governance measures in public finance management within Nigerian states has shown that state governments misuse public revenues accrued to their states through dubious and faulty public finance laws.

Tanzania: Why CSOs Must Be Involved in Monitoring Oil, Gas Sector

23 July 2014
As the oil and gas sector in East Africa continues booming, concerns among local communities about the impact of oil-gas and mining projects on their livelihoods are also increasing.

Council of the European Union Conclusions on the Great Lakes Region

23 July 2014
The Council adopted the following conclusions on the Great Lakes Region.

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