Weekly Watchdog 1/26/12

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Excerpts from this story referencing "Africa":

"… an 3 million metric tons in just two decades. The oily fish is a staple in Africa, but people elsewhere are unaware that it is in their forkfuls of farmed s …"

"… still be a larger budget, even after inflation is taken into account.West Africa oil boom overlooks tattered environmental safety netThe Jubilee offshore o …"

"… ked the ability to properly oversee offshore oil operations. Located along Africa’s Atlantic Coast, Ghana is slipping down the same unregulated slope as o …"

West Africa oil boom overlooks tattered environmental safety net

By Christiane Badgley

Industry regulation and disaster plans missing as Ghana ramps up production

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ghana":

"… 2011, fishermen working near the Jubilee oil field 60 km. off the coast of Ghana spotted a large oil slick floating towards land.The next day a dark, syrup …"

"… e, coating beaches of several fishing communities and waterfront hotels in Ghana’s Ahanta West District, the coastal strip closest to the country’s new …"

"… out the future,” said Kyei Kwadwo Yamoah of the Friends of the Nation, a Ghanaian community development organization.Even as the Jubilee field was in dev …"

"… ists, official silence surrounding the November incident was evidence that Ghana lacked the ability to properly oversee offshore oil operations.Reports by …"

Fishing and the offshore oil industry: A delicate imbalance

By Christiane Badgley

Fishing and the offshore oil industry in Ghana

Excerpts from this story referencing "Petroleum":

"… an investment of about $3.4 billion. U.S. firms Kosmos Energy and Anadarko Petroleum are part of an operating consortium headed by U.K.-based Tullow Oil PLC. …"

New global energy payments index may get boost from SEC

By Julie Vorman

A new Revenue Watch Index that measures disclosure about oil industry payments in 41 countries may soon have access to a gusher of details a

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kazakhstan":

"… ut energy management, followed by Norway, Russia, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Peru, Azerbaijan, and Ecuador, according to the index. The United States …"

Canada's about-face on climate

By William Marsden

Tar sands and a tough business lobby pull Ottawa far from Copenhagen

Excerpts from this story referencing "Enbridge Inc.":

"… s a coalition of big oil companies, such as Suncor, ConocoPhillips Canada, Enbridge Inc., and Shell Canada Limited, along with renewable energy companies and sever …"

Terrorism and tobacco

By Kate Willson

Extremists, insurgents turn to cigarette smuggling

Excerpts from this story referencing "Sharon Meltzer":

"… ol the flood of counterfeit cigarettes streaming out of Iraq, according to Sharon Meltzer, an expert on cigarette smuggling and transnational crime at American Univ …"

Checkbook diplomacy

By Stephanie Mencimer

In October of 1969, Vincent de Roulet, the newly appointed ambassador to Jamaica, arrived in Kingston aboard his 90-foot yacht, soon to be j

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ghana":

"… Black, the Republican former child movie star who served as ambassador to Ghana and later Czechoslovakia, is also regarded as having been a fine diplomat, …"

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc. (CARE)

By Alejandra Fernández Morera

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere reaches over 7 million people in 40 countries with their HIV/AIDS programs

Excerpts from this story referencing "Asia":

"… to strengthen the capacity of community and faith-based groups in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.In a letter addressed to Presiden …"

Côte d'Ivoire

By Victoria Kreha

Background, challenges and relief efforts related to the AIDS epidemic in Côte d'Ivoire

Excerpts from this story referencing "President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief":

"… "focus countries" in West Africa (the other being Nigeria) selected by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a five-year, $15 billion U.S. initiative to fight AIDS abroad. I …"

A gateway to Brazil

By Kevin Bogardus

Telecom firm linked to Jefferson bribe probe helped pay for his, others' travel

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ways and Means Committee":

"… Jefferson during his recent troubles, including his removal from the House Ways and Means Committee after the bribery allegations.Jefferson's attorney, Robert Trout, as well …"

Commentary: Protecting the rights of the people through investigative reporting

By Charles Lewis

The most beloved American president, Abraham Lincoln, once said, "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depend

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ghana":

"… cal reporting. Kabral Blay-Amihere, editor of The Independent newspaper in Ghana and president of the West African Journalists Association, was taken into …"