AFRICA

Publish What You Pay and UN Women launch gender guide for natural resource management

Today, UN Women and Publish What You Pay (PWYP), a global coalition campaigning for an open extractive sector, launched the toolkit “Extracting Equality – A Guide”, which examines how to approach the issue of gender within the extractive sector. Written by PWYP and UN Women, along with experts working on gender and the extractives worldwide, the guide is the first-ever extractive value chain to combine gender with good governance.

Open Letter to President Obama from African Civil Society

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.

Niger’s citizens march for justice and a fair deal

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.

Statement from civil society constituency on Ethiopia's admission to EITI

This is the response from the civil society representatives on the EITI Board to Ethiopia's candidacy to the initiative. 

Tullow Oil leads on implementing EU directives by publishing project level data

24th March 2014 – Immediate release

Tullow Oil leads on implementing EU directives by publishing project level data

Tullow Oil has become the first oil company to voluntarily publish its payments to governments on a project-level basis. The payment disclosures, which are in line with recent EU Directives, were published today in Tullow Oil’s annual report.

PWYP members respond to Clare Short's open letter on Ethiopia candidacy to EITI

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.

Historic opportunity for Niger to get a fair deal for its resources must be seized, urges PWYP Niger and PWYP International

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.

The Woodcutters - a fight for justice and transparency in Niger (a video)

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.

PWYP Nigeria calls for the immediate release of Rev. David Ugolor

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.

The Maputo Declaration - Moving from Transparency to Accountability

Eastern and Southern Africa Meeting

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.

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