Sudan Gets Down to Business in the Face of Sanctions and Strife

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Entrepreneurs find new avenues as U.S. delays lifting economic curbs and president clings to power; Gulf states provide investment lifeline   By Matina Stevis Updated July 18, 2017 9:45 a.m. ET KHARTOUM, Sudan—In the capital of a country widely deemed a pariah state, the hustle is always on. “We…

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Germany Questions Siemens on Equipment That Made It to Crimea

Wall Street Journal Two turbines that the corporation sold to Technopromexport for use in Russia were apparently instead shipped to Russian-occupied Crimea   Siemens filed a lawsuit in Moscow this week against Technopromexport, a subsidiary of Russia’s state-owned Rostec State, after learning from what it called reliable sources that two turbines it had sold to…

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Security Council Arria-Formula Open Meeting on “Enhancing the Design Process of UN Sanctions: Perspectives from All Stakeholders”

This meeting provides a unique opportunity for a discussion on the enhancement of UN sanctions design process, including perspectives of previously or currently targeted countries. It also bring together representatives from permanent and non-permanent members of the UNSC, wider United Nations membership, and Regional Organizations. The meeting discusses the following pertinent issues: – Implementation process…

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North Korea’s surprising, lucrative relationship with Africa

Washington Post   These giant statues of African dictators and monuments were built by North Korea View Photos Dozens of monuments throughout Africa were built by the Pyongyang-based Mansudae Overseas Project. By Kevin Sieff July 10 WINDHOEK, Namibia — Near the southern tip of Africa, 8,000 miles from Pyongyang, this capital city is an unlikely…

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Im dürregeplagten Südsudan: Tierhäute, Brautpreis und Goldrausch

 Neue Zürcher Zeitung David Signer, Kokoro 30.6.2017 Das südsudanesische Dorf Kokoro ist bisher vom Bürgerkrieg verschont geblieben. Aber die Bewohner haben Angst vor den Soldaten, vor Überfällen und misstrauen der Regierung. «Selbst wenn es jetzt regnet, dauert es Wochen, bis wir etwas zu essen haben», sagt Marchelo Lozo aus Kokoro. (Bild: David Signer) Es ist…

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Auf der schwarzen Liste der Banken

Süddeutsche Zeitung 24. Juni 2017, 06:21 Uhr Londoner Bankenviertel Canary Wharf. (Foto: Bloomberg) Der Medienkonzern Thomson-Reuters betreibt eine exklusive Datenbank, die Banken vor Kunden warnen soll, die möglicherweise kriminell sind. Kreditinstitute nutzen sie, um nicht in Geldwäsche oder Terrorfinanzierung verwickelt zu werden. Doch in der Liste tauchen auch Personen auf, gegen die ergebnislos ermittelt wurde.…

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