at the heart of the standoff between civil society and the Perenco oil group - Jeune Afrique

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An oil platform off Port-Gentil.

An oil platform off Port-Gentil. © JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP

Civil society organizations asked the Port-Gentil court on January 15 to cease the activities of the Franco-British oil group as well as an environmental assessment.


On January 15, the Network of Free Civil Society Organizations for Good Governance in Gabon (ROLBG) submitted to the president of the Port-Gentil court a request for expertise in order to have the environmental impact of Perenco's activities analyzed. in the department of Etimboué (Ogooué-maritime).

Represented by lawyer Angels Kevin Nzigou, the ROLBG estimates, in the document that was able to consult Young Africa, that "the populations of the department are victims of oil spills and spills of petroleum products" and that "the environmental impact of the Perenco company's extraction activities mainly affects the quality of the air, the quality of the water, resources and human health of populations ”.

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