Time for Africa to take concrete action in the DRC

The AU must resume its leadership role; taking a back seat to SADC is a recipe for inaction. 12 Jan 2018 Stephanie Wolters The fight between the Congolese government and the political opposition over who is right and wrong continues to drive the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) electoral crisis, now entering its third…

South Korean Authorities Points its Searchlight on the Bank Accounts of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

January 11, 2018 Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel There has been a lot of ‘scary’ news from South Korea concerning bitcoin and cryptocurrency regulation in recent weeks. Just yesterday, the South Korean Financial Intelligence Unit and Financial supervisory service said they would jointly inspect the bank accounts of cryptocurrency exchanges in the country. One Week, One Trouble…

Russia and Venezuela’s Plan to Sidestep Sanctions: Virtual Currencies

By NATHANIEL POPPER, OLEG MATSNEV and ANA VANESSA HERRERO JAN. 3, 2018 People waiting outside a bank in Caracas, Venezuela, last month to exchange the Venezuelan bolívar for a new local currency. Venezuelan officials have plans to go a step further with a virtual currency in order to circumvent American sanctions. Credit Federico Parra/Agence France-Presse…

Congo Reports Arrest in Killing of 2 U.N. Experts

By STEVE WEMBI and JINA MOORE DEC. 30, 2017 Zaida Catalan and Michael Sharp were abducted in March while investigating crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit Bertil Ericson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images; Timo Mueller/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images NAIROBI, Kenya — A man suspected in the killing of two United Nations experts in…

How Deutsche Bank Enabled A Dirty Offshore Bank To Move Dark Mone

The German giant processed hundreds of millions of dollars of suspicious transactions into the US for a Cyprus bank awash with dirty money linked to the Kremlin, Syrian chemical weapons, organised crime, and ISIS. Posted on December 15, 2017, at 2:04 a.m. Tom Warren, Investigations Correspondent Alex Campbell, Deputy UK Investigations Editor This is Part…

Exposed: Kremlin-Linked Slush Funds Funnelling Money To Syria’s Chemical Weapons Financiers

Inside one of the world’s dirtiest banks, confidential files expose Kremlin connections to a network of shadowy people fronting for Syria’s chemical weapons programme, ISIS, and organised crime. Posted on December 14, 2017, at 2:01 a.m. Alex Campbell, Deputy UK Investigations Editor Tom Warren, Investigations Correspondent This is Part Two of a BuzzFeed News investigation.…

Sian Butcher / BuzzFeed Revealed: The Secrets Of One Of The World’s Dirtiest Banks And Its Powerful Western Protectors

Blatant forgery. Snarling guard dogs. Shredded evidence. Leaked documents reveal the farcical scramble inside one of the world’s dirtiest banks to conceal incriminating information – while some of the planet’s most prestigious accountants and lawyers used their powers to keep the bank in business. Posted on December 13, 2017, at 2:00 a.m. Tom Warren, Investigations…

Lafarge en Syrie : la chute de l’ancien PDG Bruno Lafont

L’ex-patron du cimentier a été mis en examen, vendredi soir, pour « financement du terrorisme ». Il est le sixième responsable du groupe mis en cause dans ce dossier 08.12.2017  Par Soren Seelow et Denis Cosnard Le 27 janvier 2017, Bruno Lafont, PDG de Lafarge entre 2007 et 2015, est entendu dans les locaux des douanes judiciaires. Les…

Finanzierung von Jihadisten: Strafverfahren gegen Ex-Lafarge-Chef Lafont eröffnet

Französische Untersuchungsrichter haben wegen des Verdachts der Finanzierung von Jihadisten gegen sechs frühere Topmanager von Lafarge ein Strafverfahren eröffnet. Nun auch gegen den Ex-Präsidenten Lafont. Nikos Tzermias 10.12.2017, 19:51 Uhr Auch gegen den ehemaligen Président-directeur général (PDG) des französischen Zementkonzerns, Bruno Lafont, ist mittlerweile ein formelles Ermittlungsverfahren wegen der Finanzierung von Jihadisten in Syrien und…