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Imagine this: A biochemical process forms hydrocarbons, in reserves that are proven or unproven, and in types that are sweet and light or heavy and sour. Then find out the commercial viability of such reserves and measure the output in barrels per day...

Switzerland-based commodity trading firms are behind a much larger proportion of African governments’ oil sales than previously thought, new research from the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), the Berne Declaration and SWISSAID has shown.

The bumpy road leading to the gold town of Obuasi in the Ashanti region depicts the worrying state of an area that has played a significant role in Ghana’s economic development...

NRGI, with support from the UK government, is working to help the country’s nascent civil society play a more active role in demanding natural resource transparency and accountability.