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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 continent.

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

November 13, 2017  Africa/Global: Counterproductive Counterterrorism
October 30, 2017  Africa/Global: Recent Books Read & Recommended
October 9, 2017  Africa/Global: Tobacco Industry Targets Africa Markets
September 25, 2017  Africa/Global: How Women Lose from Tax Injustice
August 8, 2017  Africa: Bridge to Education, or to Nowhere?
July 31, 2017  Africa: Visa Openness on the Agenda?

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