An excellent film produced by Andrew Weir and Christopher Walker for Al Jazeera's People and Power series which looks at how revenues from Congo Brazzaville's natural resources have been spent on luxuries by the president's family despite most of the population living on less than a dollar a day. The film features PWYP campaigners Christian Mounzeo from Congo-based Rencontre pour la Paix et les Droits de l'Homme and Gavin Hayman from Global Witness.
On the occasion of French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s two-day tour of Africa on 26-27 March 2009, PWYP Africa and PWYP France have called on the French leader to ensure France does more to increase transparency, enable a fairer sharing of resources between companies and producing countries, and to respect its commitment to accountability in the management of natural resource revenues.
The French President is visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville, and Niger on his fifth tour of Afr
BRAZZAVILLE, (IRIN) - Congo, which is heavily dependent on revenue from the oil industry, has been declared as “conforming to” a global standard that aims to ensure transparency of payments for natural resources; NGOs hope the announcement will improve the lives of the poor.
More than half the country’s 3.6 million people live below the poverty line.
We, members of civil society organizations from Congo‐Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone and the United States as well as community leaders from Guinean mining communities in Fria, Kindia, Léro, Sangarédi and Siguiri in the Republic of Guinea, having participated in a regional seminar on the exploitation of natural resources and the rights of communities held in Conakry (Guinea) from March 13‐15, 2011, at the initiative of the Centre du Commerce International pour le Développement (CECIDE) and Global Rights.
Brazzaville-Pointe-Noire, le 27 avril 2010. La Campagne Publiez ce que vous payez au Congo se félicite de l’appui apporté à l’Initiative de Transparence des Industries Extractives-ITIE au Congo et de l’extension accordée par le Conseil d’Administration de l’Initiative pour permettre au groupe multipartite de notre pays de finaliser son processus de conformité aux principes et critères de mise en oeuvre de l’ITIE.
African civil society activists met the European Commissioner for Energy, Andris Piebalgs, and urged him to ensure that openness and accountability to Africa’s people are at the heart of Europe’s growing energy relationship with Africa.
Members of the Publish What You Pay Africa coalition from Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, Ghana and Nigeria met the European Union’s top energy official in the Nigerian capital on Wednesday 10th September, for an open and constructive discussion lasting an hour.
Publish What You Pay Africa is a civil society coalition active in more than 20 African countri
Né un 16 juillet 1966 à Pointe-Noire, Christian Mounzeo est diplômé en journalisme et défenseur des droits de l’Homme depuis plus d’une quinzaine d’année.
At the end of the PWYP African regional meeting, which took place at Limbe on March 2007, a regional action plan was approved by the PWYP coalitions throughout Africa.
In order to further develop, improve and implement some sections of the action plan, the members of the PWYP campaign in Africa agreed to meet in Libreville, Gabon, from 27 to 29 June 2007 after an EITI training organized by the World Bank mostly for French-speaking countries in Africa.
At a meeting in Brazzaville on Monday 10 April 2006, the Permanent Council of the Bishops Conference (CEC) of the Republic of Congo was informed by Abbé Félicien Mavoungou, National Coordinator of the Episcopal Justice and Peace (JP) Commission that Brice Mackosso, Permanent Secretary of the JP Commission and Christian Mounzeo, President of the Rencontre pour la Paix et les Droits de l’Homme (RPDH) had been arrested and imprisoned in Pointe-Noire (PN).
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