“This is very troubling news, but sadly it’s part of a dangerous trend. All over the world we’re seeing a new rush for land, often with deadly consequences for local rights defenders," said Rashmi Mistry, head of Oxfam's GROW campaign.
Oxfam hailed today’s passing of a law banning metallic mining by the Salvadoran government. The law comes after years of violence and social tensions around mining in the country and strong opposition to mining from more than 77% of the country’s population.
Oxfam hailed today’s ruling against mining company OceanaGold, which effectively ended the company’s lawsuit against El Salvador for not granting it a mining permit.
Extractive industries present potentially large opportunities for developing countries. Oxfam has produced a detailed study of the political economy of decision making, with research conducted in Peru, Ghana, Senegal and Tanzania.
Oxfam raised the alarm today that a leading global transparency initiative for the oil, gas and mining sector faces a crisis of relevance and legitimacy. As the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) meets for its Global Conference in Lima, Peru this week, Oxfam calls on the EITI Board and stakeholders to regain its position as a leader in reforming the industry.
This newsletter describes highlights from the African Union for the week ending September 1, 2015. It is prepared weekly by the Oxfam International Liaison Office to the African Union.
This report outlines Oxfam's pan-African program on mining, oil, and gas issues in Africa. It highlights our strategic objectives and country-specific plans.
As conflicts with local communities are a problem for oil, gas and mining companies around the world, a new report by Oxfam finds that the number of mining companies with commitments to “Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)” has almost tripled since 2012.
Burkina Faso is the fourth largest gold producer in Africa just behind South Africa, Ghana and Mali! Between 2009 and 2012 gold mining represented, 26% of GDP and 45% of exports. The revenue derived from gold mining evidently does not benefit the people.
Oxfam is urging President Obama and African leaders to make bold commitments to help transform African institutions into models of transparency and accountability.