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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Statistics on Human and Peoples Rights and Extractive Industries in Africa

Country Membership of EITI Reported on Articles 21 and 24 in the most recent State Report Extractive resources Laws regulating extractive industries government body responsible for natural resources**
Algeria no yes petroleum, natural gas law n? 14-05 dated 14 February 2014 on mining; Law n? 05-07 dated 28 April 2005 on hydrocarbons, as amended, together with its implementing acts; law n? 03-10 dated of 19 July 2003 on the protection of environment for mining activities law n? 14-05 dated 14 February 2014 on mining; Law n? 05-07 dated 28 April 2005 on hydrocarbons, as amended, together with its implementing acts; law n? 03-10 dated of 19 July 2003 on the protection of environment for mining activities
Angola no yes petroleum, diamonds, iron ore, phosphates,feldspar, bauxite, uranium, and gold Mining Code Approved by Law no.31/11 of 23 september; law no. 10/04 of 12 November (Petroleum Activities Law) Mining Code Approved by Law no.31/11 of 23 september; law no. 10/04 of 12 November (Petroleum Activities Law)
Benin no article 24 only no significant extractive industries no. 2006-17 concerning mining and finance; no. 2006-18 of october, 18th 2006 law on oil no. 2006-17 concerning mining and finance; no. 2006-18 of october, 18th 2006 law on oil
Botswana no yes diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron ore, silver Mine and Minerals Act Cap 66:01 and the Mines, Quarries, works and Machinery Act Cap 44:02; Industrial Development Act,Chapter 43:01 and the petroleum (Exploration and Development) Act, chapter 67:01, Environmental Assessment Act cap 65:07; Mineral rights in Tribal Territories Cap 66:02; Mines, Quarries, Works, and Machinery Act Cap 44:02 Mine and Minerals Act Cap 66:01 and the Mines, Quarries, works and Machinery Act Cap 44:02; Industrial Development Act,Chapter 43:01 and the petroleum (Exploration and Development) Act, chapter 67:01, Environmental Assessment Act cap 65:07; Mineral rights in Tribal Territories Cap 66:02; Mines, Quarries, Works, and Machinery Act Cap 44:02
Burkina Faso yes no gold Loi no. 036-2015/CNT du 26 juin 2014 ; Company laws Loi no. 036-2015/CNT du 26 juin 2014 ; Company laws
Burundi no yes no significant extractive industries
Cameroon yes yes peroleum production and refinening, aluminum production
Cape Verde no no salt mining
Central African Republic suspended due to poletical instablity no gold and dimond mining, logging
Chad yes data not available oil
Comoros no no no significant extractive industries
Congo yes no petroleum extraction, lumber,palm oil, Natural Gas, iron ore
Cote d'Ivoire yes no oil refinening, gold mining
Democratic Republic of the Congo yes yes Mining, (copper, cobalt, gold, diamonds, coltan, zinc, tin, tin, tungston), Mineral processing, timber, crude oil
Djibouti no yes no significant extractive industries
Egypt no no crude oil and petroleum products, metals
Equatorial Guinea no no petroleum, natural gas, timber
Eritrea no yes gold and other minerals
Ethiopia yes yes metal processing
Gabon no yes petroleum extraction and refinening;manganase,gold,timber,uranium
Gambia no yes sand mining
Ghana yes no Gold,oil and cocoa, natural gas, lumber, bauxite, aluminum, manganase ore, dimonds Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703); Minerals Commission Act, 1993 (Act 450); Environmental protection Agency act, 1994 (Act 490); Minerals (Royalities) Regulations 2009; Minerals (Royalities) Regulations 2009; Minerals and Mining (General) Regulations, 2012 (LI 2173); Minerals and Mining (Licencing) Regulations, 2012 (LI 2176); Minerals and Mining (Support services) Regulations, 2012 (LI 2174) Environmental Assessment Regulations, 1999 (LI 1652); income Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703); Minerals Commission Act, 1993 (Act 450); Environmental protection Agency act, 1994 (Act 490); Minerals (Royalities) Regulations 2009; Minerals (Royalities) Regulations 2009; Minerals and Mining (General) Regulations, 2012 (LI 2173); Minerals and Mining (Licencing) Regulations, 2012 (LI 2176); Minerals and Mining (Support services) Regulations, 2012 (LI 2174) Environmental Assessment Regulations, 1999 (LI 1652); income
Guinea yes data not available Bauxite, iron ore, gold, diamonds
Guinea-Bissau no no Logging, phosphates, bauxite, mineral sands, offshore oil and gas exploration
Kenya no yes oil refinening; aluminum, steel, lead; Mining Act (Cap. 306 of the laws of Kenya); Trading in Unwrought Precious Metals Act (Cap. 309 of the laws of Kenya); Diamond industry protection Act (Cap. 310 of the laws of Kenya); Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act (Cap. 308, Laws of Kenya); Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act (Cap. 308, Laws of Kenya); Mining (Local Equality Participation) Regulations 2012 Mining Act (Cap. 306 of the laws of Kenya); Trading in Unwrought Precious Metals Act (Cap. 309 of the laws of Kenya); Diamond industry protection Act (Cap. 310 of the laws of Kenya); Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act (Cap. 308, Laws of Kenya); Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act (Cap. 308, Laws of Kenya); Mining (Local Equality Participation) Regulations 2012
Lesotho no yes electricity, water, diamonds
Liberia Suspended for missing deadline no iron ore, rubber, diamonds, and gold, palm oil and cocoa
Libya no no petroleum, petrochemicals,natural gas,aluminum, iron and steel,
Madagascar Suspended for missing deadline data not available petroleum, chromite,gems,ilmenite,cobalt,nickel
Malawi yes yes no significant extractive industries
Mali yes yes gold,iron,phosphate
Mauritania yes yes iron ore, gold, copper, gypsum, phosphate Rock.
Mauritius no yes mining, chemicals, metal products
Mozambique yes yes aluminium, petroleum products Mining Law (Law 20/2014) on 18 August 2014; Decree nr. 26/2004, of 20th August - Environmental Regulation for Mineral Activities; Decree nr. 20/2011, of 1st june- Regulation for the commercialization of mineral products aw nr. 28/2014 , of 23rd september - Mining tax and Incentives Regime Mining Law (Law 20/2014) on 18 August 2014; Decree nr. 26/2004, of 20th August - Environmental Regulation for Mineral Activities; Decree nr. 20/2011, of 1st june- Regulation for the commercialization of mineral products aw nr. 28/2014 , of 23rd september - Mining tax and Incentives Regime
Namibia no yes Diamond, uranium, zinc, gold, copper, lead, tin, silver, tungsten Minerals (Prospecting and Mining) Act 33 of 1992; Environmental Management Act 7 of 2007; Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act 1991 (Act 2 of 1991) Minerals (Prospecting and Mining) Act 33 of 1992; Environmental Management Act 7 of 2007; Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act 1991 (Act 2 of 1991)
Niger no yes Uranium, petroleum. The Government of Niger plans to exploit oil, gold, coal, and other mineral resources
Nigeria yes yes crude oil, coal, tin, columbite; Nigerian minerals and Mining Act 2007; Minerals and Mining Regulations 2011; Nigerian Extractive industries Transparency intiatives Act 2007; Companies and Allied Matters Act 1999; Petroleum Act Cap p 10, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004; Environmental Impacts Assessment Act E12, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 Nigerian minerals and Mining Act 2007; Minerals and Mining Regulations 2011; Nigerian Extractive industries Transparency intiatives Act 2007; Companies and Allied Matters Act 1999; Petroleum Act Cap p 10, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004; Environmental Impacts Assessment Act E12, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004
Rwanda no yes tin ore
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic no yes
Sao Tome and Principe yes no petroleum exploration,timber, cocoa, palm oil
Senegal yes Article 24 only phosphate,oil exploration, timber, zircon, gold, petroleum Reglement 18/2003/CM/WAEMU dated December 23, 2003 being the community Mining Code of the Country members of the west African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU); Mining Law no. 2003-36 dated November 24, 2003 Reglement 18/2003/CM/WAEMU dated December 23, 2003 being the community Mining Code of the Country members of the west African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU); Mining Law no. 2003-36 dated November 24, 2003
Seychelles yes yes no significant extractive industries
Sierra Leone yes yes iron ore, diamonds, rutile, bauxite,cocoa
Somalia no no no significant extractive industries
South Africa no yes platinum, gold,chromium, iron, other metals and minerals Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 28 of 2002; Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 28 of 2002;
South Sudan no no oil
Sudan no yes oil, gold, petroleum, products
Eswatini no data not available coal, gold, diamond, and quary stone
Tanzania yes yes diamonds, gold, iron, salt, soda ash; oil refining
Togo yes yes phosphate
Tunisia no yes petroleum products, phosphate, iron ore
Uganda no yes oil,copper, gold
Zambia yes yes copper, emerald, cobalt
Zimbabwe no yes Diamonds, coal, gold, platinum, copper, nickel, tin, clay, numerous metallic and non metallic ores



State reported on Article 21 & 24 33
States provides no Data on Article 21 & 24 15
State has not reported on Article 21 & 24 4
State reported on One of Article 21 & 24 1