Avisa to polish Mauritius' reputation in Europe
Strategic communications agency Avisa Partners has emerged victorious from a hard-won battle for a lobbying contract with the offshore financial centre. [...]
Glencore is an Anglo-Swiss commodities trader that is particularly active in Africa, most notably the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2011, Glencore controlled 60% of the world’s zinc production and 50% of copper production. The company has been hit badly by falling commodities prices and has been selling off assets around the world.
An anti-corruption investigation involving Kurdish oil trader Murtaza Lakhani and the case being brought by Orange and Agility's shareholders against the telephone company Korek have shed light on the Barzani's business relationships. [...]
The UK intelligence community is holding its breath - and getting out the popcorn - in anticipation of what looks set to be another major email hack and leak operation that could impact several major cases including the never-ending ENRC saga. [...]
Two weeks before the failed coup to overthrow Gabon's President Ali Bongo, it emerged that a commando of former French soldiers were in the country. In the light of Gabonese concerns over the affair, the French authorities have launched a discreet investigation into the group. [...]