Elf Aquitaine (now part of Total)

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In 2000 Elf Aquitaine merged with Total Fina to form TotalFinaElf, which changed its name to Total in 2003.

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1 March 2004

New report by Global Witness looks at secrecy surrounding revenues paid to govts. by oil & mining companies, & how this contributes to poverty

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12 September 2004

Resource Control: Delta Charts a New Agenda for N-Delta [Nigeria]

Author: Emma Amaize, Vanguard [Nigeria]

[Nigeria]:...the multinationals on one side and the oil communities on the other, told each other the naked truths; ranging from the divide and rule tactics of the multinationals and the fraudulent nature of some leaders of the oil communities who...

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1 June 2005

Revealed: the new scramble for Africa

Author: David Leigh & David Pallister, Guardian [UK]

A new "scramble for Africa" is taking place among the world's big powers, who are tapping into the continent for its oil and diamonds...Simon Taylor, director of Global Witness...said: "Western companies and banks have colluded in stripping Africa's...

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6 September 2005

Legal Remedies for the Resource Curse - A Digest of Experience in Using Law to Combat Natural Resource Corruption

Author: Open Society Justice Initiative

Legal Remedies for the Resource Curse is a digest of practical experience in using law to combat corruption across jurisdictions. When resource extraction companies can obtain oil, diamonds, gold, coltan, timber, and other natural resources through...

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1 September 2006

Gas Flaring - Oil Firms Get 2008 Deadline [Nigeria]

Author: Sopuruchi Onwuka, Daily Champion [Nigeria]

Oil companies that fail to meet the 2008 deadline on ending routine gas flaring would have their producing fields shut. Chairman, Senate Committee on Gas, Senator Rufus Inatimi Spiff, gave the warning at a gas seminar in Lagos yesterday, saying that...

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5 September 2006

Employment discrimination: Rivers State House of Assembly to probe Elf [Nigeria]

Author: Rivers State Newspaper Corporation [Nigeria]

Rivers State lawmakers have expressed displeasure with some oil companies operating in the state over their alleged discriminatory attitude towards Rivers people…the state House of Assembly Speaker has constituted a five-man committee to investigate...

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23 October 2006

Swamp people’s hell in an oil-rich paradise [Nigeria]

Author: [commentary] Joan McAlpine, in Herald [UK]

It is estimated that 1000 people a year die as a result of the violence in Nigeria's brackish swamps... [But we] only seem interested when British oil workers...go missing or when the interests of huge companies are threatened. Shell, Chevron, Mobil ...

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1 December 2006

Niger Delta: What Nigeria must do now

Author: Commission of Nobel Laureates on Peace, Equity & Development in Niger Delta Region of Nigeria - signed by Elie Wiesel, J.M. Coetzee, José Ramos-Horta, Harold Pinter & 61 other Nobel Laureates

The Commission of Nobel Laureates on Peace, Equity and Development in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria is an endeavour of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity (EWF)... The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that over 4,000 oil spills discharging...

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1 December 2006

Nigeria: 65 Nobel laureates call on oil companies to publish audits of revenues, invest more in community development, address environmental damage

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5 December 2008

New practical human rights guide for business by UN Global Compact, IBLF, Castan Centre, OHCHR

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