Dear Mr. President,
We, the African civil society leaders of Publish What You Pay - a global coalition campaigning for an open and accountable gas, oil and mining sector - are addressing you on the eve of the US - Africa Leaders’ Summit.
For immediate release
This Saturday, 50 associations, civil society organisations and groups – including ROTAB, the Publish What You Pay coalition in Niger – will march in Niamey to call for Niger to get a fair deal for its resources. More specifically, demonstrators are calling for AREVA and the Niger government to respect the country’s 2006 mining code in the new uranium contracts being negotiated by the two parties.
This is the response from the civil society representatives on the EITI Board to Ethiopia's candidacy to the initiative.
24th March 2014 – Immediate release
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You can also read the response in PDF.
Madam Chair of the EITI International Board
Dear Clare Short,
We received your letter in which you shared your views on Ethiopia’s candidacy to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. This letter gave rise to several concerns that we outline below.
1. Our role on the International Board.
For the first time in its history, Niger has the chance to get a fair deal for its uranium.
A few weeks ago, the Niger government and French nuclear giant AREVA started negotiations to renew the contract over uranium extraction. For decades AREVA has enjoyed a partnership which enables it to generate billions while the citizens of Niger are not given a fair deal for their resources.
From presidential coups to new constitutions, our second documentary on Niger offers a quick snapshot of the political environment Publish What You Pay activists have faced over the past few years. It focusses on how the debate over natural resources has evolved, the treatment of Publish What You Pay activists under President Tandja's autocratic regime and their role in establishing a new level of openness in the country -- notably enshrining natural resource transparency as a key principle in Niger's new constitution.
Publish What You Pay Nigeria, calls for the immediate and unconditional release by the Nigerian police of Rev. David Ugolor over allegations of the murder of Comrade Olaitan Oyerinde.
We have watched with keen interest the developments since the detention of our colleague, Rev.
You can also view this declaration in PDF.
8 – 11 May. Maputo, Mozambique.
We, as coalition members of Publish What You Pay from 12 Eastern and Southern African countries, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, met under the auspices of Publish What You Pay (PWYP), on the theme of moving from transparency to accountability.
Click here to download a copy of the report Piping Profits
Ten of the world’s most powerful oil, gas and mining companies own 6,038 subsidiaries and over a third of them are based in secrecy jurisdictions, a new Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Norway report today reveals.
Secrecy jurisdictions facilitate illicit financial flows, to which the developing world loses US$1 trillion a year.