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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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DR Congo: New ‘Kivu Security Tracker’ Maps Eastern Violence

 December 7, 2017 Over 500 Killed, 1,000 Abducted in Kivu Provinces in Past 6 Months Expand The Kivu Security Tracker maps violence by armed groups and Congolese security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Kivu provinces. © 2017 Kivu Security Tracker     (Goma) – The new Kivu Security Tracker will map violence by armed groups and…

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New Sanctions Purpose: Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act

Asset Freeze Financial Prohibitions Prohibitions Canada has imposed targeted measures against foreign nationals who are, in the opinion of the Governor in Council, responsible for or complicit in gross violations of human rights; or are public officials or an associate of such an official, who are responsible for or complicit in acts of significant corruption,…

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Resolving the Political Crisis in DR Congo

Testimony at the US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Ida Sawyer, Director, Central Africa Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, members of the subcommittee, thank you for the invitation to testify. I appreciate your ongoing and bipartisan interest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is at…

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How Companies and Their Investors Pay Lip Service to UN Sanctions

by Enrico Carisch November 5, 2017 South Korean soldiers guarding the Panmunjom demilitarized zone  between South Korea and North Korea, to the rear. UN Security Council sanctions against entities doing business with North Korea have been selective. HENRIK ISHIHARA/CREATIVE COMMONS     If an investment, shareholding, credit or other financing tool benefits an enterprise or…

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An Open Source Protocol for Digital Sovereign Identity

  Ashley Brooke Taylor cooperative systems for a circular economy September 7, 2017 Blockchain holds the potential to be a powerful accounting system for many transactions taking place today. Most importantly it can be a tool to account for sustainability and impact investment, things that money has had trouble accounting for truly. The decentralization blockchain…

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