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8 December 2010

Report examines role of business-driven partnerships in addressing sustainable development in Africa - includes case studies

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8 December 2010

[PDF] Full report: "Business Partnerships for Development in Africa"

Author: Business Action for Africa & Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School

...Business Action for Africa’s 2010 Report...examines how business-driven partnerships are addressing Africa’s development challenges in new and innovative ways… creating new frontiers for sustainable development and growth on the continent...the...

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21 October 2010

UN drops award sponsored by Equatorial Guinea's Obiang

Author: BBC News

A United Nations agency has suspended plans to grant a prize sponsored by Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema after lobbying by human rights groups. Mr Obiang is accused of rights abuses, rigging elections and corruption...The UN...

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6 October 2010

Revenue Watch Index: First Ranking of Government Openness in Oil, Gas and Mining Management - Brazil, Norway rated highest; United States 11th; Turkmenistan last

Author: Revenue Watch

A pioneering new measurement of government public disclosure in managing oil, gas and minerals ranks Brazil and Norway highest among 41 countries for making public detailed information about these key resources, the Revenue Watch Institute (RWI) and...

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30 August 2010

UN independent experts express serious concern at the execution of four men after concluding its mission to Equatorial Guinea

Author: UN News Centre

Two members of the UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries Amada Benavides de Pérez...and José-Luis Gomez del Prado...concluded a five day visit to Equatorial Guinea...to investigate activities of mercenaries in the country and their impact on...

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24 August 2010

São Tomé e Príncipe: Oil Deals and the New Government

Author: Human Rights Watch

...São Tomé e Príncipe is at a crossroads with a chance to benefit from its potential oil wealth, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today...[By] the end of the year São Tomé is expected to announce the companies selected as the winners of...

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12 August 2010

UN experts visit Equatorial Guinea to discuss the menace posed by the activities of mercenaries

Author: UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries

The United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries will carry out an official visit to Equatorial Guinea from 16 to 20 August 2010, in what will be its first country mission in Africa. “There have been some 12 reported coup attempts involving...

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19 May 2010

[PDF] US Leadership for Energy Security? The Case of Equatorial Guinea

Author: EG Justice, Human Rights Watch, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Publish What You Pay, Global Witness, Oxfam America

The panel discussion will highlight gaps in existing oil sector transparency efforts, and explore why US government action, and in particular, transparency legislation introduced in the Senate (the Energy Security Through Transparency Act – S.1700) is...

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13 May 2010

UNESCO Catches Heat Over Prize Named for "Dictator"

Author: Marguerite A. Suozzi, IPS News (Inter Press Service)

Human rights groups are expressing outrage over a decision to proceed with the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences, named after and funded by the controversial president of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea......

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16 April 2010

EITI Board agrees status of 20 countries

Author: Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

The Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative...discussed the request of 17 of the 32 countries currently implementing the EITI to extend their deadline for completing EITI Validation... The Board did not approve the request for an...

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