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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

January 16, 2017  Africa: Electoral Landscapes
November 28, 2016  Africa/Global: Overcoming the Shadow Economy
November 10, 2016  Africa/Global: Climate Threat, Action Tracks
July 26, 2016  Africa/Global: Not Yet "End of AIDS"
June 30, 2016  Africa/Global: Air Pollution Threats & Solutions
June 22, 2016  Africa/Global: "Stop the Bleeding" Updates

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1999-11-03 Congo-Brazzaville: Conflict Reports
1997-10-28 Congo-Brazzaville: IRIN Briefing

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News (allafrica) Jan 19, 2017
In the Congo Basin the Myth of 'Selective Logging Bites the Dust'
Ibenge - We Want to Show Our Progress
CPJ Calls On Congolese Authorities to Release Talassa Editor
Congo Brazzaville President Appreciates China's Support for Development
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