Shadowy battle over Guinea’s iron ore mountain
With neither negotiations nor arbitration in sight, the battle between the government of Guinea and mining group BSGR is escalating into full-out war, with consultants on the front line. [...]
The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) combines the role of a US federal police force and an internal intelligence service. It comes under the authority of the Department of Justice and oversees the police authorities at the federal level. A member of the US intelligence community, the FBI often competes with the CIA on terrorism and counterintelligence cases.
The largely private investigation ordered by Guinean President Alpha Conde into corruption in the country’s mining sector has led to a bitter stand-off between consultants working for the government and those defending the companies that are being probed. It has [...]
With the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Bribery Act and other anti-corruption legislation coming into force, leveling corruption accusations has become an effective way to neutralise one’s business rivals. However this approach only pays off if an official investigation is [...]