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Rio Tinto to seal $20bn deal for world's biggest untapped iron ore deposit

After years of delays and legal battles, Anglo-Australian miner says it is ready to finalise Simandou project in Guinea

European Investment Bank accused of suppressing Zambian mining report

NGOs demand publication of bank's report into claims of tax avoidance by Glencore Xstrata-owned Mopani Copper Mines

The Iraqi who saved Norway from oil -

When he boarded his flight from London to Oslo, Farouk al-Kasim, a young Iraqi geologist, knew his life would never again be the same. Norwa

Local Communities and Oil Discoveries: A Study in Uganda’s Albertine Gra...

Annette Kuteesa explores the social, cultural and economic impacts of oil activities in Uganda's Albertine Graben region.

Ecuador pursued China oil deal while pledging to protect Yasuni, papers ...

Negotiations took place while the country sought funds to forgo oil exploitation in pristine forest under the Yasuni-ITT scheme

Dirty Energy Money - States

About. The State Dirty Energy Money website provides an illustration of the network of funding relationships between fossil fuel companies a

'We're going all out for shale,' admits David Cameron

Environmentalists say prime minister's plan to grant councils 100% of business rates from fracking amounts to a bribe

One budget number every African citizen will need to know | Ideas for Af...

As the newly discovered resources in various Africa countries are extracted, governments are finding themselves with large but unsustainable

Under Pressure - Finance & Development, December 2013

Paul Collier - Good management of a resource discovery needs informed citizens and informed governments

Ghana passes local content law for petroleum activities

Spy Ghana: The purpose of these Regulations is to, among other things provide for – promotion of maximization of value-addition and job crea

Why do Mexicans get so worked up about their oil?

"EL PETROLEO es nuestro!" ("The oil is ours!"). This cry, which rang out in the streets when President Lázaro Cárdenas nationalised the oil

Oil and natural gas reported near Puerto Rico | Al Jazeera America

November 25 assessment by U.S. Geological Survey announces possibility of new petroleum resources in Caribbean.

SPP Live Online | School of Public Policy

The School of Public Policy is now recruiting exceptional students for the 2014-15 MPA program. Click here to find out more. Upcoming Livest

DFID - Research for Development > Extractive industries, development ...

Research for Development Extractive industries, development and the role of donors

A Role for the Domestic Private Sector? - Why Nations Fail - Why Nations...

In our last two posts, we discussed transparency initiatives in the context of natural resource ma...

How to Combat the Resource Curse - Why Nations Fail - Why Nations Fail b...

A while ago we discussed the economic and political dimensions of the resource curse (see here , h...

Getting a Fair Deal on Africa’s Resource Wealth

Recommended: The Social Entrepreneur: That Rare IndividualIn Luanda, the capital of oil-rich Angola, multimillion-dollar properties are dott

WATCH: Bono Takes On Oil Companies During CGI

Bono had some serious gripes with the oil and gas industry at a panel during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative on Tuesday.

China Finds Resistance to Oil Deals in Africa

Some cash-starved African states are showing an assertiveness that suggests the days of China's unbridled influence as a mega-investor may b