Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 31st, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam The secrecy-obsessed regime in Ethiopia has a huge creepy dragnet of secret electronic surveillance programs to sniff out the deeply-buried secrets of the people of Ethiopia. They spend sleepless nights interrogating themselves about what the people could do to them. Who do they...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 24th, 2014
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Last week, Clare Short, Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), succeeded in bullying the EITI Board members into voting to admit the ruling regime in Ethiopia into her Club. She did it the old-fashioned way— arm-twisting, browbeating, bulldozing, rear-end kicking, a little...
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Mar 10th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam “As I look around the EITI implementing countries, I do not accept that the situation for civil society in Ethiopia is worse than a great many of them.” That was the didactic pronouncement of Ms. Claire Short, Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 24th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam The regime in Ethiopia is making a desperate second run to bring international respectability to its corrupt mining sector by re-applying for admission as an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) candidate. According to Anthony Richter, Chairman of the Board of th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 26th, 2012
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By Lionel Badal ising demand fuelled by emerging countries, most notoriously China and India, has led to increased competition for natural resources. Despite recurrent volatility in the markets, the trend is a rise in prices, oil being the prime example. In this context, frontiers have disappeared an...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 15th, 2012
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Many scholarly articles on corruption give the impression that the world is populated by two types of people: the ‘sanders’ and the ‘greasers’. The ‘sanders’ believe that corruption is an obstacle to development, while the ‘greasers’ believe that corruption can (in some cases) foster development (Tok...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 7th, 2012
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By Robtel Neajai Pailey News released at the end of February that Liberia was on the cusp of an unprecedented oil discovery garnered much more than just praise and adulation. Listservs and websites lit up one by one with lightening speed. Liberians reacted like rabid bulldogs frothing at the mouth, b...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 16th, 2011
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WASHINGTON, December 16, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United States hosted the International Engagement Conference for South Sudan to welcome the new country to the international community and provide a forum for the Republic of South Sudan (RoSS) to highlight its development pr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 15th, 2011
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WASHINGTON, December 15, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Washington, DC December 14, 2011 Thank you very much, Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, who has been an absolutely essential leader on behalf of our ...
By benim
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Jan 13th, 2011
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President Laurent Gbagbo is not the only African leader who refuses to fade away. Photograph: Rebecca Blackwell/AP There are many reasons for being angry with Laurent Gbagbo, whose belligerence has thrust Ivory Coast back into the eye of the storm and threatened to undo any democratic gains of the pa...