UN agencies beef up due diligence
Increasingly conscious of reputational and corruption risks, UN agencies are discreetly beefing up their compliance and due diligence, supplied by a diverse array of consulting firms in this sector.
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British anti-fraud data mining technology company Quantexa, whose advisory board includes a former MI5 chief, has gone from supplying the financial sector to picking up contracts with the PM's cabinet office - while securing support from the British government.
As the country prepares for legislative elections in September, business consultant Roman Putin is busy tying personal ambitions with an opportune fight against corruption and his unwavering support of Vladimir Putin, a cousin of his father.
The launch of a pan-African airline, piloted by Kenya Airways and South African Airways and initially intended for 2023, is suffering as a result of difficulties facing the Kenyan company, which is seeking more time.
The International Monetary Fund disbursed just over $280m between 2020 and 2021 to help Mauritania counter the consequences of Covid-19 on its economy. It is now planning to support the country again with a financial programme for the coming years.