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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

April 11, 2016  Africa/Global: Panama Papers Tip of Iceberg
March 16, 2016  Africa: Tolerance and Intolerance in Perspective
March 9, 2016  Africa/Global: Making Choices on Climate Future
February 16, 2016  Africa: Ghosts at the African Union Summit
February 1, 2016  Africa/Global: Accounting Tricks with Coca-Cola
January 25, 2016  Africa: Charting the Digital Gender Gap

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

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