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Jun 30, 2011 USA/Gabon: Blind Eye for Corruption
The White House was brief in an official statement after the
June 9 visit of the President of Gabon. The statement concluded
by noting that "President Obama urged President Bongo Ondimba to
take bold steps to root out corruption and to reform the
judiciary and other key institutions to ensure the protection of
human rights, and he welcomed the reforms that Gabon has taken
under President Bongo Ondimba to bring more transparency and
accountability to government. Both leaders agreed to continue
to work together to promote peace and security, as well as
advance good governance in Gabon."
Feb 8, 2010 USA/Africa: Two to Tango
Corruption is not a solitary activity, and the networks that
promote corruption are rarely confined to one country or one
continent. For corruption in Africa, countries outside the
continent enter the picture not only when foreign companies pay
bribes for access. They are also a preferred location for stolen
wealth. A newly released investigative report from a U.S. Senate
Subcommittee provides four detailed case studies of funds from
Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, and Angola, tracing connections
to U.S. banks, lawyers, real-estate agents, financial institutions,
and even a university.
Oct 29, 2009 Africa: Climate Change and Natural Resources
On the eve of the climate change summit in Copenhagen this
December, momentum for action still falls far short of that needed
to avert catastrophe. Africa will suffer consequences out of all
proportion to its contribution to global warming, which is
primarily caused by greenhouse gas emissions from wealthy
countries. But Africa can also make significant contributions to
mitigating (i.e. limiting) climate change, by stopping tropical
deforestation and ending gas flaring from oil production.
Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues
November 18, 2013 Africa: Time to Pay for Climate "Loss and Damage"
November 12, 2013 Africa: Digital Divide to Power Divide
November 9, 2013 Africa: Monopolizing Maize
October 18, 2013 Africa: Whose "Africa Rising"?
October 11, 2013 Africa: AU and the International Criminal Court
Oct 6, 2013 Africa: Migrant Deaths at Sea
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