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Vol 61 No 16

Published 6th August 2020


Fury greets Gertler report

The mining billionaire denies any link to online abuse aimed at an investigative consortium’s report on money-laundering and grand corruption

Early last month, a joint investigation by news media and NGOs claimed mining magnate Dan Gertler had set up a money-laundering ring which apparently allowed him to evade United States sanctions imposed over bribery in Congo-Kinshasa. Immediately, an online onslaught of tweets and derogatory videos accused the report’s authors of forgery, blackmail, being a criminal enterprise and damaging the Congolese economy in order to profit the billionaire philanthropist George Soros.

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