How did DAN GERTLER, the diamond dealer from Kabila, find his tax haven at Afriland Congo bypassing American sanctions? (the world, bloomberg, global witness)

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A year ago, in June, a group of bankers entered a US Treasury office in Washington to perhaps fulfill one of the most important missions of their careers: to save a country from financial collapse. Among them, Willy Mulamba, the highest executive of Citigroup Inc. in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country rich in mineral resources but extremely poor in Central Africa. Mulamba, a 51-year-old Congolese banker who returned to the Congo after years abroad, was part of a small, desperate team to dissuade U.S. Treasury officials from cutting…

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Burundi: hard-core regime, Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni, becomes Prime Minister

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The Burundian National Assembly approved on Tuesday the appointment by President Évariste Ndayishimiye of Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni, one of the hardliners of the regime, as Prime Minister, in the absence of the deputies of the main opposition party who boycotted the meeting. “The general police commissioner Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni was approved by 92 votes for and 2 against on the 94 voting deputies”, announced the president of the National assembly, Pascal Nyabenda, at the end of the vote. The post of Prime Minister is new. It was created thanks to the new…

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Pompeo attacks John Bolton after his fire on Trump: “A threat to the United States”

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John Bolton’s book paints a very unflattering portrait of Donald Trump, presented as ill-advised, “incompetent” and obsessed with his only re-election. American Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo compared John Bolton, the former close adviser to Donald Trump who publishes a vitriolic book on the President of the United States, on Monday to Edward Snowden, a former US intelligence official charged with espionage. “Frankly, the information he publishes pose heavy criminal risks to him,” warned the Secretary of State on Fox News, on the eve of the release of “The Room Where…

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Death of Abdelmalek Droukdel in Mali: the French army delivers the details of the operation

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Abdelmalek Droukdel, head of the al-Qaeda terrorist group in the Islamic Maghreb, was killed by French soldiers on June 3 in northern Mali. The military operation that led to this elimination took place in the Tessalit region, not far from the Algerian border. This Thursday morning, the French General Staff unveiled the story. This Wednesday, June 3, in the early afternoon, in a desert area and difficult to approach, everything went very quickly. While the intelligence services, supported by the American ally, had known for two days that there was…

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