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Liberia Extractive Media Watch formed

The Extractive Media Watch (EMW) has been officially registered as a not-for-profit organization under the laws of Liberia.The organization was conceived in 2013 after a group of Liberian journalists attended a week-long intensive training on the covering the oil and gas sector.

The week-long training was provided by the International Institute for Information and Communication Technologies Journalism also known as…

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Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on March 2, 2015 at 22:53 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: March 2, 2015



A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

"How do you give speeches about good governance when soldiers are dying and the country is increasingly occupied?,"…

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Added by GOXI on March 2, 2015 at 1:00 — No Comments

Why is workplace safety still overlooked in developing countries? A perspective

Driving along the north highway towards Carthage, the…

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Added by Olfa Hamdi on February 28, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), February 2015 Newsletter

 

IGF NEWSLETTER                                                                 FEBRUARY 2015

 

Dear Friends and Members of the IGF:…

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Added by Arash Irantalab Tehrani on February 26, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Ukraine – concrete reforms, in the shape of the EITI

Ukraine – concrete reforms, in the shape of the EITI

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Added by EITI on February 26, 2015 at 13:53 — 1 Comment

Create Ministry of Small Scale Mining' – ASMAN calls

 The ASM Africa-Network (ASMAN) is calling on Government to as a matter of priority established a Ministry of Small Scale Mining; to address the numerous challenges facing the small scale mining sector. This follows the directive from Parliament to Minerals Commission to draw up, furnish it with a comprehensive and sustainable road map on how the 'galamsey' issue should be addressed. ASMAN adds “even though a call in the right direction, it will be like a wild goose…

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Added by seibik bugri on February 25, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

OGEL 2 (2015) Laws Regulating the Polish Energy Sector - Transition

Edited by Dr. Michal Domagala (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin) and Piotr Pszczel (Kawalko&Godlewski law firm) this special looks at the Polish energy sector which is currently undergoing substantial change. The change is driven by several factors, but the most influential seems to be the requirements imposed by European Union Laws. The above-mentioned requirements consist of three groups i.e: those related to mitigation of adverse effects of energy…

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Added by OGEL Journal on February 25, 2015 at 14:23 — No Comments

Forecasting Ghana's Oil Revenues for the 2015 Budget Using an Open Fiscal Model of the Jubilee Field

In order to help Ghanaian MPs and the general public understand the potential impact of volatile petroleum prices on the implementation of the 2015 budget, we at NRGI have built an oil revenue forecasting model. The tool uses only publicly available data and information. It is provided in Microsoft Excel (.xlsx), and released under an open licence so that it can be used by anyone. It can also…

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Added by David Mihalyi on February 24, 2015 at 19:45 — 1 Comment

Mauritania to include the fishing sector in its implementation of EITI

The fishing sector will now be included in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The official…

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Added by Saidou Arji on February 24, 2015 at 17:26 — No Comments

Mining Indaba: The two conflicting agendas

This article first appeared on www.oilinuganda.org

Two very important events opened simultaneously recently in Cape Town, South Africa: One is Africa’s biggest and most attended meeting on mining, the Invest in Africa Mining Indaba, which is taking place at the International Convention Center. Over seven thousand mining industry executives, government officials and business people from all over the globe…

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Added by MUSIIME CHRIS on February 23, 2015 at 13:34 — No Comments

Breaking out of the silo

Breaking out of the silo

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Added by EITI on February 23, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Healing the Legacy of the California Gold Rush

The Sierra Fund Bi-Annual Conference:   Gold That Regenerates Ecology and Community

The Sierra Fund, a small environmental NGO, has been at the forefront protecting and preserving the Sierra Nevadas. Part of their mission has been focusing on addressing the legacy of the California gold rush.

Twenty-six million pounds of mercury were brought to the Sierra during the CA Gold rush to…

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Added by Marc Choyt on February 21, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

ELL Blog Series: The Effect of Ebola on Education in Kono

Estelle Levin Limited (ELL) has launched a blog series called ‘Living in the Shadows Ebola’, that ELL associate Babar Turay will be writing on the effects of ebola on Sierra Leone, and in particular its diamond mining district of Kono. This blog is the first in the series. The original blog post can be found…

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Added by Adam Rolfe on February 20, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Listen and learn: lessons from the small-scale mining sector

Not enough has been heard from local voices in the mining sector over the last 10 years. In the next year, this needs to change.

Miners pushing a cart out of a mine near the Bolivian town of Potosi. For centuries this area had the richest silver mines in South America. Today many of the mines are worked by local cooperatives, but conditions are still harsh (Photo Nyall & Maryanne, Creative Commons via Flickr) Miners pushing a cart out of a mine near the…

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Added by Abbi Buxton on February 17, 2015 at 18:22 — No Comments

Increasing Sustainable Energy Access For African Nations

Meeting the regional energy demands has been a tough feat for many African countries. Since energy is crucial for achieving growth and development, most of the region’s economic issues are dependent on energy. From poverty reduction, food security, increased access to sanitation and safe drinking water, to health promotion and disease prevention, energy is essential. Many rural areas in Africa do not have adequate…

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Added by Humphrey Kariuki Ndegwa on February 17, 2015 at 8:23 — No Comments

Financial Support in the Offing for Small Scale Miners? Karl-Reiner Riedlinger of Lombardium assures them.

From Left, Anthony Samani, Adjetey-Kofi Mensah, seibik Bugri, Solomon Bonsu,

Karl-Reiner Riedlinger, Ascan Lutterodt and Robert Atsrim.

The fears of small scale miners and artisans that…

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Added by seibik bugri on February 16, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

FSU oil producers face tough 2015

FSU oil producers face tough 2015

The Economist Intelligence Unit, January 21, 2015

We have sharply revised down our oil price forecast for 2015 to US$54/barrel, from US$80/b previously, and US$98.4/b in 2014. This reflects dramatic shifts in the…

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Added by Farid Guliyev on February 8, 2015 at 11:07 — No Comments

African miners feeling the squeeze

African miners feeling the squeeze

Against a background of crashing commodity prices, mining in Africa is facing increasing pressure as governments and investors struggle over distribution of the mineral wealth lying under much of the…

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Added by Arash Irantalab Tehrani on February 13, 2015 at 16:33 — No Comments

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