20th January 2020
Pausing at the entrance to a star-studded bash at the Cannes Film Festival, ’90s icon Sharon Stone flashed her one-of-a-kind cuff bracelet. It was a wraparound hippo with rubies for eyes, sapphire nostrils and white diamond teeth. Its body was covered in brown, gray and white diamonds. The dazzling ornament… Read More
17th January 2020
Portugal’s central bank is carrying out an inspection of small local lender Eurobic, in which Angolan billionaire and former first daughter Isabel dos Santos is the main shareholder, to assess its procedures against money laundering, Eurobic said. Responding to questions from Reuters, the unlisted bank said on Thursday it was… Read More
2nd January 2020
Angola has frozen the assets of Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of the country’s previous leader, in a sign that President João Lourenço is taking a tougher line against the former first family. Since ending José Eduardo dos Santos’ nearly 40-year grip on power in 2017, Lourenço has been… Read More
18th December 2019
Angola‘s Justice Minister Francisco Queiroz has said the country has so far this year recovered more than five billion dollars stolen from state coffers, both at home and abroad. The money, including three billion dollars stolen from the sovereign wealth fund, had been siphoned off by corruption and money-laundering, state news… Read More
10th September 2019
Efforts by the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) to tackle money laundering and restock woefully thin foreign exchange reserves are causing dire currency shortages and delays to transactions across the six-nation currency union, businesses say. New BEAC rules introduced in June are aimed at bringing order to a monetary… Read More
9th July 2019
AP — A federal grand jury in New York is investigating top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, examining whether he used his position as vice chair of President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee to drum up business deals with foreign leaders, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press and people familiar… Read More
5th June 2019
Transportation and project logistics company F.H. Bertling Ltd will pay a £850,000 fine for its role in a bribery scheme that garnered $20 million in freight-forwarding services contracts, the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said Monday. The fine follows seven convictions against the firm and its employees for facilitating the… Read More
26th November 2018
Portugal promised on Friday to help the government of Angola repatriate funds obtained through corruption and deposited in the Iberian country, as Luanda steps up its drive to clamp down on alleged fraud by the previous administration. Many rich Angolans live or own property in Portugal, its former colonial master,… Read More
25th July 2018
Angola’s $5 billion sovereign wealth fund locked horns with Quantum Global, manager of $3 billion of the fund’s assets, in London’s High Court on Tuesday, as the investment firm sought to overturn an asset freeze the fund obtained. The Angolan sovereign fund, known by its Portuguese acronym FSDEA, has taken… Read More
24th May 2018
Swiss authorities have raided several locations in Switzerland as they ramp up a criminal investigation into suspected money laundering connected to crimes involving Angola’s sovereign wealth fund and its central bank, prosecutors said on Friday. Switzerland’s Attorney General opened criminal proceedings in April in response to the reports connected with… Read More