Poroshenko signs law on extractive industries transparency

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the extractive industries transparency law, obliging the extractive companies to make public their income, generated from extraction of natural resources, and the amount of taxes paid, according to the ...

CSOs demand explicit petroleum contracts disclosure provision

Friday, July 10, 2015

Civil society organizations (CSOs), have recommended to the Parliamentary sub-committee on Mines and Energy that explicit provisions on contracts and beneficial ownership disclosure be included in the Petroleum, Exploration and Production Bill

Fraternité Matin and Osiwa Executive Director Discuss the Foundation's Work in Cote d'Ivoire

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Established in 2000, Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is a member of the global network of Open Society Foundations. OSIWA is a West African organization led by a Board made up of West Africans and managed by West African staff. Our ...

The fresh probe of NNPC

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The recent institution of a four-member committee to probe an alleged unauthorised expenditure of N3.5 trillion at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is not surprising. The investigation is in keeping with repeated assurances by ...

Multi stakeholder initiatives: Platforms of collective governance for development

Monday, July 6, 2015

‘Collective governance’ is neither the next buzz word with which to spice up our development discourse nor an attempt by development practitioners to replace traditional governments with some ‘collective’ form of it. Yet it is increasingly central to ...

FG intensifies transparency drive in NNPC, probes crude swap deal

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Against the backdrop of the present administration’s effort to optimize available resources for developmental projects in the country, the Federal Government has beamed its searchlight on the crude oil swap deal of the NNPC, with a view to ensuring ...

Ethiopia to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Ethiopia has reportedly been working to fulfill the necessary requirements which would enable it to become a full member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

FG’s NNPC probe drive: Matters arising

Friday, July 3, 2015

The inaugural meeting of the National Economic Council in Abuja last Monday is very revealing in two fundamental respects. First, both the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NPCC) and Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, acting ...

Moves to Strengthen Equatorial Guinea Oil Sector

Friday, July 3, 2015

The Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy of Equatorial Guinea has announced new government appointments and mergers of key internal departments that will streamline its operations and contribute to an overall improvement of governance in Equatorial ...

SEC officials cut to size

Friday, July 3, 2015

Swaziland Electricity Company officials were left with an egg on the face when Lubombo chiefs stopped them dead in their tracks as they attempted to force down a mining and electricity generation programme without consulting them.