Guinée Equatoriale

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17 November 2005
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Auteur: Tansa Musa, Reuters

Oil was meant to bring hope and money to this sleepy fishing town in Cameroon... Instead, Kribi's fishermen say a reef was destroyed during the construction of an offshore facility three years ago and this has endangered their livelihoods. Their...

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Article
11 October 2005
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Auteur: Bennett Freeman, Senior Counselor, Corporate Responsibility, Burson-Marsteller; Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State — Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; speech given at Wilton Park Conference on Business and Human Rights: Advancing the Agenda, UK

I will address the question largely in the concrete context of an initiative with which most of us are familiar and some of us have been involved—the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. [refers to BP, Anglo American, ExxonMobil,...

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Article
7 October 2005
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Auteur: Mballe M Alonge, Cosmos Publishers, Cameroon, in Daily Times [Pakistan]

The Central African Economic and Monetary Union...is taking off... But will rapid development exact an excessively high toll on human rights?...With the [recent] oil boom, one would have expected the fortunes of Chadians and Cameroonians to improve.....

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23 September 2005
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Auteur: Robert Bryce, Austin Chronicle [USA]

Today, the long-standing abuses at the Grasberg mine [in West Papua, Indonesia, operated by Freeport-McMoRan] reportedly continue unabated... [refers to concerns over environment, security & payments to government officials in connection with...

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Article
6 September 2005
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Auteur: 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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Article
24 August 2005

Rentrée des classes : C’est le moment d’en profiter [Afrique centrale]

Auteur: Afrique Centrale

Pour la 6ème année, Western Union [partie de First Data]...et la Fondation First Data Western Union préparent la rentrée scolaire avec les parents. Des milliers de cadeaux pour les enfants de plusieurs pays d’Afrique centrale seront offerts aux...

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19 August 2005
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Auteur: Dino Mahtani, Financial Times

The World Bank has expressed serious concern about the use being made by the government of Chad of oil revenues from a big pipeline project assisted by the bank. Chad is an important test case for the World Bank in encouraging oil and mineral-rich...

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Article
16 June 2005

Moabi : arbre de vie ou de profit ?

Auteur: Sylvain Angerand, Les Amis de la Terre France

A partir de l'exemple symbolique du moabi, les Amis de la Terre souhaitent aider les citoyens et les pouvoirs publics à prendre conscience de la menace qui pèse sur les forêts d'Afrique Centrale et les populations qui en dépendent. [fait référence à...

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Article
2 June 2005
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Auteur: David Leigh, Guardian [UK]

Equatorial Guinea...has immense quantities of oil...Yet such an astonishing bonanza appears to have done most of the country's citizens no good... Who then, is getting the benefit?...BG...is buying up...the entire planned output for 17 years of...

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1 June 2005
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Auteur: 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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