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Elf Aquitaine (now part of Total)

Member of UN Global Compact

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

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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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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 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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29 February 2004

[PDF] full report: "Time For Transparency - Coming clean on oil, mining and gas revenues"

Author: Global Witness

[refers to ChevronTexaco, ExxonMobil, Elf (now Total), Total, Likouala S.A., Agip (part of ENI), BP, Occidental Petroleum, Shell, Norsk Hydro, ConocoPhillips, SNPC, Mercator, Riggs Bank]

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18 November 2003
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Author: Global Witness

Le verdict de culpabilité des trois plus grands cadres supérieurs de l’ancienne compagnie nationalisée Elf est un coup de poing pour la corruption dans le domaine pétrolier mondial. Bien que largement accueilli, le verdict n’effacera pas le douloureux...

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12 November 2003

Conviction of 3 former Elf executives - Global Witness says Elf system would not have existed if companies had to publish their payments to govts.

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12 November 2003

Elf verdict [in French court] jails the guilty, but their bitter legacy remains

Author: Global Witness

The conviction for embezzlement of three senior executives of the former French state oil company, Elf, is a blow against corruption in the global oil industry..."If oil companies were required to publish all their payments to governments, and...

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28 July 2003

De Villepin and France must deliver on oil transparency in Congo

Author: Global Witness

Making heavily-indebted Congo’s management of oil revenues more transparent is the key to the country’s development, as the IMF and World Bank have recognised. France has a particular responsibility to help: former state oil company Elf’s secret...

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28 July 2003
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28 July 2003
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Author: Global Witness

Selon le FMI et la Banque Mondiale, une gestion plus transparente des revenus pétroliers est la clé du développement durable du Congo, un des pays du monde le plus endettés. La France a une responsabilité particulière envers le Congo. L’Affaire Elf...

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