On 16 February 2011, the international EITI Board agreed the 2011 edition of the EITI Rules. The EITI Rules brings together the all requirements for implementing the EITI.
On 28 September 2009, the members of civil society have decided to return to work with the EITI national committee in Niger. This decision follows the provisional release of Marou Amadou and Wada Maman, two civil society members in Niger.
The civil society representatives of the multi-stakeholder group in Niger suspended on 16 August their participation in the EITI process until further notice.
The Gabonese authorities arrested six civil society activists and journalists on 31 December 2008.