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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…


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

Penplusbytes New Media Hub hosts DRILLING DOWN: Ghana extractives data dive

In order for Journalists in Ghana to play a better watchdog role through generating data driven stories on the extractive sectors, the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), the School of Data, African Spending and Penplusbytes, is running “DRILLING DOWN: Ghana extractives data dive” training from the 25th – 27th February, 2015 at Penplusbytes’ ultra-modern New Media Hub in Accra.

The participants for this 3-day data dive are all alumni of  …


Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on February 24, 2015 at 12:53 — 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…


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

Australian Mining Experts Visit ASMAN.

From left back row:Robin Evans, Nii Adjetey-Kofi Mensah, middle row: Seibik bugri, Yirenkye-Antwi, Front: Kwaku Treveh, Dr Gondwe and Godwin Amarh. 

Leading Small Scale Miners have called on government and other stakeholders to put in place…


Added by seibik bugri on February 8, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Transparency in Petroleum Taxes: Account to Ghanaians how much, ACEP.

The African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) has re-echoed the call and concerns by ordinary Ghanaian consumers, industry watchers and analysts about the utilization of taxes and levies collected as part of petroleum product prices for different purposes by government.

“For instance, in spite of the fact that consumers of petroleum products continue to pay levies such as the Energy Fund Levy, Exploration Levy, Bulk Oil and Strategic…


Added by seibik bugri on December 10, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

MercuryWatch version 2.0 Goes Live

PRESS RELEASE - Nov 18, 2014

MercuryWatch version 2.0 Goes Live

By the Artisanal Gold Council

Nov 18, 2014

Today MercuryWatch.org - the web portal and communication service that monitors global mercury use in Artisanal and Small Scale Mining has begun its re-launch and phase 2 of improvements. Using a map as the primary interface, MercuryWatch records and displays mercury use in ASGM by country using…


Added by Anthony Persaud on November 19, 2014 at 1:50 — No Comments

Kenya: Concerns Over Oil Sector Agreements

Human rights activists and extractive industry experts have warned that secrecy surrounding production sharing contracts in the sector are a recipe for future conflicts.An oil and gas industry forum yesterday heard that the national government has negated its role to disclose the contents of the contracts for all stakeholders to understand what's in it for…


Added by seibik bugri on October 7, 2014 at 22:14 — No Comments

Proposal preparation grants for impact evaluation of initiatives that promote transparency and accountability of governance of resources in the extractives sector

3ie invites submission of qualifications to be considered for proposal preparation grants for designing impact evaluations of programmes aimed at improving the transparency and accountability of governance of resources in the extractives sector (i.e. oil, gas and minerals).

Please note that

  • 3ie will fund six to eight proposal preparation grants.
  • The proposal preparation grant budget will vary according to the number of proposals. For one proposal, the…

Added by Paromita M on September 29, 2014 at 10:11 — No Comments


New Media Hub Hack4Oil
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM (GMT)
Accra, Ghana
The Event 
Hack4Oil will be a two-day event running from 8am to 6pm each day. This event will be hosted by Penplusbytes New Media Hub working with Africa Centre for Energy Policy, Blogging ghana, other key partners and supported by STAR-Ghana (multi- donor pooled funding mechanism by DFID, DANIDA, EU and…

Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on September 28, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments


The Artisanal and Small Scale Mining-Africa Network (ASMAN) has taken a swipe at the  Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural  Resources, Madam Barbara Asamoah for making  pronouncements “which seems to suggest that government of Ghana has at the moment  put before cabinet a new draft law on Mining and is expected to be passed by end of this year”

ASMAN adds “at a time when Ghana’s Small Scale Mining industry and the general Mining…


Added by seibik bugri on September 26, 2014 at 14:28 — No Comments

Africa trades billions in secret crude oil deals, experts warn

Sub-Saharan Africa’s top 10 oil-producing countries have sold more than US$254 billion in crude through state-owned oil companies over the past three years without publicly accounting for the money.

Governments in sub-Saharan Africa are selling crude petroleum in shadowy deals worth hundreds of billions of dollars, according to a new report.…


Added by Eugene Obiero on August 9, 2014 at 14:05 — No Comments

Train the youth in new technlogies to take advantage of oil and gas sector – Lecturer

A lecturer has called on the Government to help train young people in new technologies so they could use the acquired technological know-how to accelerate the pace of development.

Dr Stephen Kudom Donyinah, a Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical/Petroleum Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana, said the Government could invest in such new technologies by providing scholarships for young people to train abroad.

He said they could then…


Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on July 11, 2014 at 9:56 — No Comments

Ghana: World Bank Helps Build Public Oversight of Oil and Gas

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved additional financing of US$19.80 million to support the development of Ghana s rich oil and gas reserves. This brings the total support to US$ 57.80 million.  The objectives of the project are first, to help improve public management and regulatory capacity and enhance sector transparency by strengthening the institutions managing and monitoring the sector; and second, support the development of…


Added by seibik bugri on July 7, 2014 at 0:18 — No Comments

A Tanzanian's Perspective On Why We Should Care About Fairtrade Gold


When I was in Tanzania and Kenya, I met with many inspirational people from Fair Trade Africa and England who were involved in introducing fairtrade gold to small scale miners. The miners themselves were savvy and innovative people who had struggled hard to get where they are.  We could all see how these small scale gold projects, if successful, could…


Added by Marc Choyt on June 25, 2014 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

Develop master gas plan for Ghana

Government has been urged to consider developing a master gas plan for Ghana and also consider laying before parliament the petroleum exploration and production bill.

This, according to analysts was very urgent, because it would provide the framework for the exploitation of Ghana’s gas potential, where incentives that would attract investors to come in, explore and develop gas fields would clearly be stated.

For instance, according to the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP),…


Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on April 5, 2014 at 22:48 — No Comments

Future of East Africa is in agriculture not oil

The discovery of commercially viable oil and gas deposits in East Africa has caused a lot of excitement among ordinary citizens, as well as political and business leaders. This has led some sections of the population and leaders argue that the region could soon reach the take off stage and develop substantially like the Asian Tigers, on the back of the oil and gas sector.

Tanzania has huge gas reserves, while Kenya and Uganda…


Added by Nuwagira Stephen on March 19, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Impact Investing: Big investment, little financial benefits, more social impact... “What, Why & How?”

Impact Investing is a growing developmental tool. It can play a good role in the development of any country especially in developing countries. Everyone knows that, in most cases the extractive industries are vulnerable for both investors…


Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on February 20, 2014 at 11:04 — No Comments

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Journalists Training Opportunity for Reporting on Oil, Gas and Minerals 2014


Revenue Watch Institute-Natural Resource Charter offers a media capacity development program for reporters in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. Applications are invited from practitioners who work for media organizations based in these countries. The program is designed for early- to mid-career journalists with a demonstrated interest in covering the extractive sectors of oil,…


Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on February 14, 2014 at 19:05 — No Comments

A fair uranium deal could lift millions of Niger's people out of poverty

Niger’s uranium powers one in three light bulbs in France, but delivers little to the Nigerien people. A major uranium producer with a population of just 17 million, Niger is one of the world’s poorest countries. Some 90 percent of its people have no electricity at all.

Niger is clearly not getting a…


Added by Stephen Yeboah on December 5, 2013 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

Secret Oil Deals with Swiss Companies cost Nigeria Billions of Dollars, Report says

Switzerland must boost transparency and regulation of Swiss and Swiss-registered oil traders, whose practices are draining billions of dollars from Nigeria and complicating impressive efforts to reform Nigeria’s oil industry, including compliance with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative…


Added by Stephen Yeboah on December 3, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

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