Tag Archives: Park

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 […]

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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