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Oxfam is urging President Obama and African leaders to make bold commitments to help transform African institutions into models of transparency and accountability.

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Goldmine, Poedogo, Burkina Faso. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Africa’s remarkable growth, driven in large part by a minerals and energy boom, is threatened by illicit capital outflows and widening income gaps.

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Oxfam welcomed commitments by France, Germany and the UK to make it mandatory for oil, gas and mining companies to publish data regarding their payments in resource-rich countries.

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A diamond miner in the Central African Republic. The EITI visited the Central African Republic in November 2009. Credit: EITI

The deadline for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative arrives, but only two out of 22 countries have completed their validation.

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Kenema, Sierra Leone diamond mine: Digging out the diamondiferous gravel. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

Voluntary approaches to increasing transparent and accountable management of natural resources wealth are making sluggish progress. The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative must put in place additional mandatory disclosure rules.

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Woman working in the rice fields. Credit: Jerry Carreon/Oxfam

The Didipio area is a fertile agricultural region, with farmers growing food for consumption or cash crops such as citrus trees, both of which rely on clean water from the nearby river. A small farming community is battling to stop a huge gold and copper mine.

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Eloyda Mejía: “We want people to understand that there is another healthy and just way to develop this area.” Credit: Edgar Orellana/Oxfam America

Despite threats to her life, Eloyda Mejía raises awareness about industrial mining near a beautiful lake in eastern Guatemala.

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