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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

February 1, 2016  Africa/Global: Accounting Tricks with Coca-Cola
January 25, 2016  Africa: Charting the Digital Gender Gap
January 19, 2016  Africa: Stealth Assault on African Seeds
December 10, 2015  Africa/Global: Beyond the Paris Climate Talks
December 1, 2015  Africa/Global: Changing "the Media"
November 19, 2015  Africa: Boosting ICTs

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