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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

June 22, 2016  Africa/Global: "Stop the Bleeding" Updates
June 13, 2016  Africa/Global: Don't Be a Fossil Fool
May 26, 2016  Africa/Global: Migrants' Rights Roundup
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

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

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