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Hard talking at the African Mining Indaba

The annual African Mining Indaba is the world’s largest gathering of mining professionals. This year it brought 7500 investors, corporates, government officials, advocates and academics to Cape Town’s International Convention Centre for four days of discussion about the state of Africa’s mining sector. While the customa......

Making transparency work for development in Nigeria

The Secretariat of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) recently announced that it has recovered US$443 million of the $2.6 billion owed to the government as revenue by oil and gas companies. Audits produced for the period 1999 to 2008 uncovered huge discrepancies in reported payments and receipts......

An Extractives Transparency Milestone for Tanzania

3.5 billion people live in resource-rich countries but many are not profiting from these resources. Weak governance is leaving countries “cursed” by conflict and corruption. The Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) was created to help change this. The EITI’s globally developed standard promotes extractive......

From Curse to Catalyst?

A Development-Driven Consensus to Improve Africa’s Natural Resource Governance Africa’s natural resources are an untapped catalyst for massive socio-economic growth. With accountable leadership, responsible investment and the right regulations in place, the natural resource sector can spur Africa’s development trajector......