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Job opportunity: Researcher (African Hub, francophone), Tax Justice Network

Job opening at Tax Justice Network: Researcher (African Hub, francophone)

  • Employer: Tax Justice Network Limited, United Kingdom
  • Salary: competitive
  • Hours: Min. 60% Full Time Equivalent (37.5 hours per week pro rata), tbd
  • Accountable to: FSI Programme Lead/Director
  • Responsible for: Research, including networking and impact esp. in Africa, on Financial Secrecy Index and Corporate Tax Haven…
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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on October 10, 2017 at 10:42 — No Comments

10 things I learned from Malawi’s first EITI report

Eye on Malawi's Extractives Rachel Etter-Phoya

10 things I learned from Malawi’s first EITI report

With Rachel Etter-Phoya

A few days ago, Moore Stephens submitted the final version of Malawi’s first Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative report to the Multi-Stakeholder Group. This means I have had a chance to already read through the first report and decided…

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on May 11, 2017 at 19:30 — No Comments

Investigate Malawi’s Oil Contracts - NRJN & PWYP Malawi

Investigate Malawi’s Oil Contracts

President should not approve addendum to 30-year agreements

Lilongwe, 27 February 2017 – On 12 May 2014, eight days before the elections, the Minister of Mining signed production sharing agreements for three of Malawi’s petroleum blocks. If oil exploration is successful, the agreements could be in place for thirty years covering exploration, extraction, and closure. These agreements give Malawi a raw deal…

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on March 1, 2017 at 8:58 — No Comments

"They Destroyed Everything": Human Rights Watch releases report on mining and human rights in Malawi

Today, ahead of the International Right to Know Day, Human Rights Watch (HRW) launched They Destroyed Everything”: Mining and Human Rights in Malawi” in Lilongwe, Malawi, today with 60 stakeholders. The report "documents…

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on September 27, 2016 at 16:59 — No Comments

Malawi participates in first Africa Mining Vision Civil Society Forum in Nairobi

Sixty civil society representatives have gathered today in Nairobi, Kenya, for the first Africa Mining Vision (AMV) Civil Society Forum. The Africa Mining Vision adopted by African Heads of State and Government in 2009 has…

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on September 14, 2016 at 11:42 — No Comments

Who benefits from our resources? Malawi EITI starts work on beneficial ownership disclosure

20160902 Group Photo MSG Orientation on Beneficial Ownership Disclosure

Today the Malawi Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Multi-Stakeholder Group started work on a road map for beneficial ownership disclosure in Malawi’s extractive sector (mineral, oil and gas and forestry).

Malawi …

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on September 2, 2016 at 17:03 — No Comments

Unanswered Questions Remain Unanswered on Oil and Gas Exploration in Malawi’s Lake and Land (PWYP Malawi Press Release, 24 June 2016)

Last week, Malawi's Natural Resources Justice Network along with Publish What You Pay Malawi released a Press Release asking Government to respond to …

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on June 29, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

PWYP Press Release: Malawi’s Mining Fiscal Regime – Have We Been Consulted? (21 June 2016)

Last week, Publish What You Pay Malawi and the Natural Resources Justice Network with the National Tax Justice Platform released the following Press Release asking whether or not they have been consulted on Malawi's …

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on June 27, 2016 at 9:24 — No Comments

Minister Msaka launches Malawi's Mining Contract Negotiation Capacity Building Project

L-R: Coumba Doucoure Ngalani (AMDC Lead Legal Consultant), Charles Kaphwiyo (Director of Mines), Hon Bright Msaka SC (Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining), Jalf Salima (Director of Geological Surveys Department), Grain Malunga (Coordinator of Malawi Chamber of Mines and Energy)
L-R: Coumba Doucoure Ngalani (AMDC Lead Legal Consultant), Charles Kaphwiyo (Director of Mines, retired), Hon Bright Msaka SC (Minister of…
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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on June 2, 2016 at 23:00 — No Comments

PWYP Malawi (18/02/2016): Five Unanswered Questions on Exploration of Oil & Gas in Malawi’s Lake and Land

18 February 2016

Five Unanswered Questions on Exploration of Oil & Gas in Malawi’s Lake and Land

All of Lake Malawi and part of Malawi’s land including the Shire River Basin have been divided into six blocks for exploration of oil and gas. Between 2012 and 2014, the Government of Malawi issued six petroleum exploration licences.

  • In September 2011, the Government awarded petroleum exploration…
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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on February 18, 2016 at 16:48 — No Comments

What’s needed to help mining minnows get off the ground in Africa?

Take a look at a piece I co-authored with Dr Antonio Malfense Fierro ahead of the two Mining Indabas held this week. Comments and discussion welcome.

What's needed to help mining minnows get off the ground in Africa

Antonio Malfense Fierro, …

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on February 12, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

One Year Since Malawi's Government Started Reviewing Oil Exploration Licences and Agreements

One year ago, on 18 November 2014, the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining announced that the Government was reviewing all exploration licences for oil and gas and any agreements signed with companies. The companies were told to cease operations until the review was complete. The review is yet to be…

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on November 20, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments

Press Release: Publish What You Pay Malawi: "Following The Money": Malawi embarks onto the right path towards ensuring transparency and accountability in the extractives industry

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Press Release: 30th October 2015

"Following The Money": Malawi embarks onto the right path towards ensuring transparency and accountability in the extractives industry

Background:

In Malawi, like in many other resource-rich countries in the region, minerals, oil and gas have the potential to raise sustainable revenue for national…

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on November 3, 2015 at 11:54 — No Comments

Celebration of Malawi's Approval as a Candidate Country for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

EITI Approval Celebration (L-R): Grain Malunga (Malawi Chamber of Mines and Energy), Rachel Etter-Phoya (Citizens for Justice), Elyvin Nkhonjera Chawinga (ActionAid Malawi), Matthias Rompel (GIZ), Crispin Kulemeka (Director of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development)
EITI Approval Celebration (L-R): Grain Malunga (Malawi Chamber of Mines and Energy), Rachel Etter-Phoya (Citizens for…
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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on November 3, 2015 at 11:49 — No Comments

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Board Approves Malawi's Application to Join Global Transparency Initiative



MW-EITI Logo (designed by Rachel Etter)

On the 22 October 2015, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Board, currently meeting in Bern, Switzerland, decided to …

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on November 3, 2015 at 11:26 — No Comments

Eye on Malawi's EITI - Mining Review (July 2015)

The Eye on Malawi's EITI column featured below was initially published in Malawi’s Mining Review Issue Number 26 2015 that is circulating this July 2015.

The full edition is available for download here. This monthly publication is edited by Marcel Chimwala.…

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on July 23, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Mining contributes less that 1% to Malawi's GDP - Government of Malawi Annual Economic Report 2015

This post first appeared on Mining in Malawi.IMG_20150714_081613

Mining and quarrying contributed 0.9% to Malawi's Gross Domestic Product in 2014. Contributions are projected to remain below 1% for the next two years according to the…

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on July 14, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

Press Release: MWEITI – Malawi Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

This post first featured on Mining in Malawi.MW-EITI Logo (designed by Rachel Etter)

Today's The Nation on Sunday carried for the first time the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and…

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on July 12, 2015 at 22:31 — No Comments

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