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  • Vol 55 No 7
  •  4th April 2014

Libya links worry Wall Street

US prosecutors are scrutinising the methods used to get lucrative Libyan investments and the role of brokers and agents

  • Vol 55 No 6
  •  21st March 2014

Senate for Morocco

About a month after the United States Senate passed a bill that, very unusually, affects the disputed territory of Western Sahara, Washington lobbyists Gray Global Advisors revealed they had a US$25,000 per month contract with Morocco to offer it 'strateg...

  • Vol 55 No 5
  •  7th March 2014

Jubilee lays into America, too

USAID is accused of funding anti-government protests. Attacks on Britain and the ICC are routine but this shot across US bows was different

  • Vol 55 No 5
  •  7th March 2014

Warning shot or loose cannon?

Some in Nairobi speculate that when Francis Kimemia accused the United States Agency for International Development of attempting to destabilise the government, he was speaking out of turn.

  • Vol 54 No 9
  •  26th April 2013

Law suits unravel

The United States Supreme Court decided on 17 April to back a lower court’s refusal to hear a suit brought by Nigerians against Royal Dutch Shell for complicity in Nigerian government atrocities in Ogoniland in 1992-1995. Anxiously awaited, the ruling p...

  • Vol 53 No 23
  •  16th November 2012

Dodging Dodd-Frank

Lobbyists failed to dilute the strong disclosure requirements that are now law in the USA but the transparency battle still rages in Europe

  • Vol 53 No 23
  •  16th November 2012

Opacity for all

In August, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission published its 236-page guide to the operation of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which governs transparency for extractive companies and other m...

  • Vol 53 No 13
  •  22nd June 2012

US 'protecting' Rwanda

While Congo-Kinshasa’s Foreign Minister, Raymond Tshibanda N’tungamulongo, demanded that Rwanda immediately withdraw its support for militia in eastern Congo, Rwandan President Paul Kagame told a press conference on 19 June that he rejected all accusation...

  • Vol 53 No 13
  •  22nd June 2012

Fine gesture

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission is giving ‘appropriate consideration’ to a request that it share with the victims the financial penalties (‘disgorgement’) it levies on companies caught bribing foreign officials.

  • Vol 53 No 2
  •  20th January 2012

Cobalt's compulsory partners

In its annual disclosures (also known as the 10-K Form) to the Securities and Exchange Commission in New York on 31 December 2010, United States-registered Cobalt reported that it had been ‘assigned’ Nazaki Oil & Gaz and Alper Oil as partners by the A...

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