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March 23, 2015 Africa/Global: Swiss Connections
An investigation conducted by the Berne Declaration (BD) has
revealed how Philia, a Swiss trading company, has been profiting at
the expense of the Congo (Brazzaville) oil refinery, Coraf. Coraf is
managed by the President's son, Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso, who
is a close friend of Philia's sole shareholder, Jean-Philippe
Amvame Ndong. The case is an unusually explicit and striking example
of the links between corruption in Africa and the lack of
transparency and regulation for companies located outside the
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