CONGO OIL PROJECT OBTAINED BY ‘CORRUPTION RISK’ MAGNATE THREATENS CLIMATE-CRITICAL PEATLAND FOREST

On 28 February, NGO Global Witness claimed that the world’s largest tropical peatlands – and one of the world’s biggest carbon sinks – is under threat from oil drilling by a company with close links to Republic of Congo’s ruling family.  It reported that, in August 2019, a company controlled by one of Africa’s richest men, Claude Wilfrid Etoka, announced the discovery of a reportedly vast oil reserve.

https://www.globalwitness.org/en/press-releases/congo-oil-project-obtained-by-corruption-risk-magnate-threatens-climate-critical-peatland-forest/

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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