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Stephen Yeboah's Blog – December 2013 Archive (2)

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 fair deal for the uranium it sells. For the first time in 10 years,…

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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 (EITI).

Among the top 10 oil producers in the world and the leading…

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

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