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A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

FAIL. Theophilus Sahr Gbenda laments Sierra Leone's miserable performance on EITI validation. "Out of the 21 requirements set as condition for graduation into a complaint state, Sierra Leone barely fulfilled 10 as at the end of the second validation," he writes. (OK, that's less than 50%.)

But does it even matter? SAIIA looks at the case of Mozambique and suggests that when it comes to diverting public money for private gain, timing is everything.

From the 6th AU-ECA Joint Annual Meetings, Isabelle Ramdoo reports that the focus was on industrialization. She argues that natural resources offer a lever. (Unless, of course, the public revenue is diverted for private gain.)

"Are the oil companies and the government of Ghana bedfellows?"activist Boakye Dankwa Boadi asks as Keith Slack point a lens on where Ghana's oil money is going.

Mr. Boadi may soon be able to sleep a bit better because, as Jamie Keech shares on GOXI, Canada's proposed 'Sunshine Bill' may be another step towards transparency.

And Sarah Busque highlights the importance of environmental monitoring.


They say a picture says a thousands words, and GOXIans are saying it with pictures. What do YOU have to say?




Browse some of the pictures so far submitted to GOXI Photo Share (and a chance to win a DSLR camera.) If you have already submitted pictures that you intended for the competition, please make sure you tag them as "PhotoCompetition" to be eligible.


New GOXIans - Welcome!
  • Natalia Diaz; Assistant Professor - Universidad Externado de Colombia; Bogotá, Colombia
  • Dr. Aboubacar Fall; Avocat & International Legal Consultant - FALL & Associates Law Offices; Dakar, Senegal
  • Phil Clark; Research officer - Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining; Brisbane, Australia
  • Does Vandousselaere; Researcher on Natural Resources - Habi Center for Environmental Rights; Cairo, Egypt
  • Angone Mabolia; Regional Expert, Natural Resources - GIZ; Kinshasa, Congo DRC
New Posts
  • RE: The use of the military in illegal mining (galamsey)- New comment by Jules Mulya- Read
  • Africa's industrialisation is not a choice, it is an imperative - By Isabelle Ramdoo - Read
  • The growing battle between mining and agriculture - By Keith Slack - Read
  • The importance of environmental monitoring in the extractive industry - Sarah Busque - Read
  • Second EITI validation unearths whopping $6M discrepancy …leads to Sierra Leone’s suspension - By Theophilus Sahr Gbenda - Read
  • The right to own property: towards a just and fair compensation in Uganda's oil sectors - By SAIIA - Read
  • Is the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative relevant for reducing diversions of public revenue? The Mozambican experience - By SAIIA - Read
  • Changes to Mining transparency on Canada? - By Jamie Keech - Read

Next event
  • Oxfam: Human Rights and Social Conflict in the Oil, Gas, and Mining Industries: Policy Recommendations for National Human Rights Institutions; Washington, DC, USA; April 9, 2013 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and more
  • NEW - IBI International: Minerals Economist, Liberia - Apply
  • Oxfam: Senior Program Advisor, Extractive Industries - Apply
  • CAFI: Call for Papers on Central African Forests - Submit
  • The Carter Center: Project Cycle Manager for Mining Governance, Democratic Republic of the Congo - Apply

Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest

Featured member - Greg Thompson

Greg Thompson is a Board member of TI Australia. He also leads the international focus of TI Australia's role in the TI movement. A particular focus of his work is on the extractive industries. In that role he is leading a Mining and Transparency initiative which will engage national chapters of TI in resource rich countries to promote transparency, accountability and integrity. He is also a civil society representative on the multi-stakeholder group overseeing the pilot implementation of the EITI in Australia.

(Information on featured members is based on content shared by members, edited for language and brevity, and should not be considered an endorsement by GOXI of any member's skills or experience.)

Beyond GOXI: Books, News, Papers and Reports
  • Exxon will pay for Arkansas oil spill - ABCnews - Read
  • BHP freezes its mining projects in Gabon - Reuters - Read
  • Young nation fights over gold at the top of the world - Reuters - Read
  • Newmont mulls taking Peru’s Conga money elsewhere - Mining.com - Read
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