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Vol 51 No 24

Published 3rd December 2010


Closing the laundries

Angola is considering retaliating against United States' companies and the US Embassy in Luanda over the Bank of America's closure of its Washington Embassy accounts, we hear. It is insisting that the US Department of State solve the problem. More details are emerging about why American banks closed down the accounts of 16 African and other diplomatic missions in Washington and New York. They include Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Congo-Kinshasa, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Sierra Leone and Swaziland (plus Guatemala).

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