Tag Archives: National

Congo-Brazzaville: Swiss Oil Trading Company Philia and the National Oil Company

analysis An investigation conducted by the Berne Declaration (BD) has revealed how Philia, a Swiss trading company, has been profiting at the expense of the Congo (Brazzaville) oil refinery, Coraf. Coraf is managed by the President’s son, Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso, who is a close friend of Philia’s sole shareholder, Jean-Philippe Amvame Ndong. The case […]

Liberia: Sirleaf Signs National Budget, Vetoes Signature Bonus for Oil Blocks

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has signed the 2014/2015 fiscal budget into law, but has vetoed a line item which calls for signature bonus in the amount of US$ 25 million on account of oil blocks. According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian President said in good conscience she had decided to exercise the right […]

Congo-Kinshasa: David Attenborough Joins Campaign to Protect Africa’s Oldest National Park From Oil Interests

Photo: A mountain gorilla in Virunga National Park, North Kivu. press release Filmmaker joins Tutu and Branson in speaking out as DiCaprio-backed film launches David Attenborough has called for UK company Soco International to stop exploring for oil in one of Africa’s oldest national parks, days before a multi-award-winning documentary on the subject, executive produced […]

Mozambique: National Energy Company Signs Memoranda On Subsea Technologies

Maputo — Mozambique’s National Hydrocarbon Company (ENH) signed three memorandums of understanding in Maputo on Thursday with the French engineering and construction company Technip, aimed at the transfer of technology and the training of technical staff. The first memorandum, signed by ENH Chairperson Nelson Ocuanae and the chairperson and director of subsea operations of Technip, […]

Congo-Kinshasa: Secret Payments and Violence Help UK Firm Open African National Park to Oil

press release British oil company Soco Internationaland its contractors havemade illicit payments, appear to have paid off armed rebels and benefited from fear and violence fostered by government security forces in eastern Congo, as they sought access to Africa’s oldest national park for oil exploration. The shocking behaviour of one of the UK’s 200 largest […]

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