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Azerbaijan Reprimanded By International Transparency Initiative for Civil Society Crackdowns

17 April 2015
Azerbaijan was sanctioned yesterday by the International board of the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative meeting in Brazzaville, Congo, for crackdowns on civil society.

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative elevates [lowered] the status of Azerbaijan

17 April 2015
Azerbaijan today was downgraded to ‘candidate' country following a Validation report carried out earlier this year. Validation is the an independent evaluation mechanism and Azerbaijan is the first country to be validated against the 2013 EITI Standard.

Hope Rises As PIB Gets Final Push

17 April 2015
Indications are that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)-led National Assembly is in talks with the leadership of the Assembly to ensure that the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is passed before June 4, 2015 when a new legislative body will be inaugurated

In Myanmar, a need to find alternatives to the New Deal

17 April 2015
Recently opened up following 50 years of authoritarian military rule, Myanmar has embarked on a significant process of reform since 2011, aimed at addressing crucial economic and social challenges.
17 April 2015
With the EITI Board’s decision in Brazzaville, the transition from the 2011 Rules to the 2013 Standard is complete.
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16 April 2015
Day 4 of EITI week in the Congos - 16 April.
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Diversify Economy, Implement Audit Report 2012 Recommendations, PWYP Urges FG

16 April 2015
The Federal Government has been urged to diversify the economy in view of the sharp decline in the revenue accruing to the country from oil proceeds over the past few years.
15 April 2015
Day 3 of EITI Congos week: 15 April.
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Small-scale gold exports on the rise

15 April 2015
Gold exports from small scale operations accounted for 34 per cent of the country’s total export in 2013.
15 April 2015
First country to be validated against the 2013 EITI Standard.
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Capture correct revenue

15 April 2015
Chipata EASTERN Province permanent secretary Chanda Kasolo has called on government agencies to capture the correct revenue contributions to the national treasury.

Extractive Industries bill to enhance transparency

15 April 2015
The Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative(GHEITI) bill, which is currently going through stages of consultation with interest groups, is expected to be presented to parliament before close of this year.
15 April 2015
Challenging times for Africa’s biggest oil producer as revenues fall.
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14 April 2015
Day 2: Discussing the key issues for the EITI over the next few years.
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ENI yields stakes in Congolese oilfields to private firm

14 April 2015
ENI has ceded stakes in four Congolese oilfields to a private business linked to the chairman of the national oil company.

Group urges investigation into subsidy disbursement, removal

14 April 2015
A coalition of civil society groups in the extractive sector, Publish What you pay (PWYP) Nigeria, has called for the immediate investigation into subsidy disbursement and removal.

Azerbaijan: EITI Board should sanction government for civil society crackdown

14 April 2015
280 groups from 35 countries urge the EITI Board to protect free and independent civic participation in the initiative.

Livingstone property valuation done

14 April 2015
LIVINGSTONE City Council says the consultant engaged to update the valuation roll of properties in the tourist capital has completed drafting the document, acting town clerk Chabala Chanda has said.
13 April 2015
Day 1 of Board programme in the Congos: 13 April
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13 April 2015
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of Sierra Leone is inviting Expressions of Interest.
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