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Vasile Frank Timis (Frank)

Date of Birth: 28/01/1963
Place of Birth: Borsa, Romania


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An oily threat to Sall

Ever since BBC television's Panorama current affairs programme revealed apparent evidence that controversial British-based Australian/Romanian businessman Vasile Frank Timis made massive payments to President Macky Sall's brother Aliou Sall the political scene in Senegal has been in turmoil...


Pushing out the privateers

The deal put BP into business with the controversial mining and oil entrepreneur Frank Timis whose privately owned company Timis Corporation held a 30% stake in the blocks...


Koroma’s record on trial

The commissions are still in the grand scheme of things focused on the margins; they have not yet drawn close enough to the more notorious scandals including the sale of Sierra Rutile and dozens of other valuable state assets the fortune allegedly accumulated by President Koroma and Vasile Frank Timis's dealings with the APC government some of which were detailed in President Bio's Transition Report of last year (AC Vol 57 No 24 Timis's seam of woe and Vol 59 No 13 Koroma accused of grand corruption)...


A well-oiled machine

This was previously held by African Petroleum long associated with the United Kingdom-based Vasile Frank Timis...


Adieu à Françafrique

Bolloré's expanding West African empire has mirrored that of Vasile 'Frank' Timis the notorious self-styled 'emperor' of West African resources...


Frankly undermined

The foundations of Vasile 'Frank' Timis's West African resources empire have been shaken further after Burkina Faso announced plans to strip his company of its licence to exploit one of the country's richest mineral deposits – the Tambao manganese mine...


Deep sea intrigue

African Petroleum the Norwegian-listed oil company founded by controversial resources magnate Vasile 'Frank' Timis has lodged three separate court cases against the Gambian government after it cancelled licences to drill the A1 and A4 gas fields citing a failure on African Petroleum's part to meet exploration commitments (AC Vol 58 No 16 No licence to drill)...


'Usual suspects' face challenge

Chinese companies with long-term vested interests in Sierra Leone include Shandong Iron & Steel Group (SISG) which took over the Tonkolili Iron Ore mine in 2015 when the previous owner Vasile Frank Timis's African Minerals Limited (AML) collapsed...


Skeletons in the cupboard

Given prosecutors' pursuit of Gertler the string of lawsuits against Och-Ziff and a reported probe into the West African activities of the Romanian-born tycoon Frank Timis market observers are wondering which other mining companies might be next on the hit list...


Drilling down

(AML) the company founded by Vasile Frank Timis which took Tonkolili into production in 2015...


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